Slow Cooker Irish Pot Pie – is the perfect recipe not just as a ST. Patrick’s Day treat – but for any day you want to do minimal work and still have a great hearty meal for the family!
This potpie provides lot’s of leftovers, and can work with whatever veggies you have handy. The secret ingredient is Irish Stout!
Below you will find a short video of the recipe for all you “visual learners” and the written directions as well.
Hope you enjoy – and sláinte! That’s “Cheers” in the Irish language:)
Are you ready to make some? Let’s get started…
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 pounds beef stew meat (cut into chunks)
- 2 Pounds of your favorite veggies (Carrots and potatoes are ideal)
- 1 onion (cut into quarters)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 can tomato paste (6 ounce)
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Irish stout beer (example: Guinness)
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- *Optional spices to taste (I used 2 bay leaves & some rosemary)
- 1 roll of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
-First, heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Then toss beef stew cubes with flour & salt and pepper – coat all sides. Fry the floured stew cubes in the hot oil. They dont need to be cooked through, just browned. Next, place your vegetables (I used: carrots, parsnips, potatoes, onion and garlic) in the bottom of a large slow cooker.
-Place the browned meat on top of your vegetables. Next, mix together the beef broth and tomato paste – and pour into the slow cooker along with the Irish Stout of your choosing!
-Cover and cook on High for 6 hours or Low for 8 hours. About an hour before serving, check the consistency of your stew. Is it too thin for your liking? If so- in the last hour before serving, dissolve cornstarch in cold water and stir into the broth to thicken. Simmer on the High setting for a few minutes to thicken it right up.
-When beef potpie filling is done in the slow cooker, take the oven safe insert out of the slow cooker. Unroll 1 package of Pillsbury Crescent rolls. Take each pre-cut triangle shape and place the point in the center of your stew. When you get to the widest part,roll it slightly and continue until you have crescent roll dough in a circle of triangles around the slow cooker pot! Pop it in the oven for 10-12 minutes per the directions on the roll. When it’s browned slightly and puffed up- sprinkle with some parsley if you like! And serve!
It will look really impressive, but takes virtually no effort at all. The slow cooker will have given your Irish Pot Pie, that “simmered all day on a hot stove” taste!