Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Italian Pot Pies

My friend passed this recipe onto me.  We ate it last night, and it was good!  It was quick and easy, too!

1Tbsp olive oil
1 med onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped (I also added a yellow pepper.  Mushrooms would be good in this, too)
salt & pepper
1 lb ground beef (or turkey)
2 cups tomato sauce (I used 2 cups crushed tomatoes from the can and added some spices and it turned out great)

1 cup flour
1/4 cup grated Parm
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 450.  In a large skillet, heat oil over med. heat.  Add onion, carrots (and any other veggies you choose); season w/ salt & pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender (about 6-8 mins).  Add meat and cook, breaking up into small pieces, 3-5 mins.  Add tomato sauce; bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally until mixture has thickened (8-10 mins).  Set aside.  

In a med. bowl, whisk flour, parm, powder, rosemary and 1/2 tsp salt; make a well in the center, and add melted butter and milk.  Stir just until dough comes together.  

Spoon into four 8-oz ramekins (or you could use a larger baking dish, I suppose); mound dough on top.  Place on a large rimmed baking sheet; bake until topping is golden brown and toothpick inserted into topping comes out clean (10-12 mins).

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