Assalamu alaikum and hello!
It’s been awhile since I completed a blog post… so much has been going on and keeping me busy, I’ll reveal a BIG surprise soon (stay tuned!)!! The weather is getting chilly- so today I decided to make some comfort food-ground chicken pot pie. First time making this and my stomach is rumbling from the delicious aroma that has taken over my home!
1 package of butter puff pastry
1/2 onion, diced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 lb ground beef or ground chicken
1 cup frozen vegetables [I used carrots, peas and green beans medley]
Salt and pepper to taste
1 egg, whipped
**Take the butter puff pastry out of the freezer and allow it to thaw on the counter for 2 hours prior to beginning this recipe**
*Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees*
Add the oil to a pot set to medium heat.
Dice up the onions and add to the pot. Sauté until golden in colour.
Then add the frozen vegetables to the pot. I prefer small cuts of vegetables so I used diced carrots, green beans and peas.
Add salt and pepper to taste-I used about half a teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper.
Sauté the onions and vegetables together for 3 minutes.
Turn up the stove to a medium/high setting. Now add your ground beef or ground chicken. I clearly used ground chicken 🙂
Mix well and cook for 10 minutes, stirring every so often. Once the meat is cooked, turn the stove to a lower setting allowing the excess liquid to evaporate. [I let mine simmer for another 10 minutes].
While the cooked meat was simmering-I prepared my ramekins:
Spray or brush each ramekin with oil.
There were two rolls of puff pastry in the package I used. Gently take out one of the puff pastries out of its packaging and roll it out in order to get the quantity of pieces you need. I rolled out the dough so that I could get 6 circles using a cookie cutter I had. In total, I cut out 12 circles (6 for the bottom of the ramekins, and 6 for the top of the pot pie)
In each ramekin-place a circle of the dough and press it along the sides of the dish.
When the meat is done, proceed to assembling the pot pie:
- Add a couple of tablespoons of the meat mixture to each ramekin, covering the puff pastry at the bottom.
- Take a handful of cheese and place on top of meat.
- Add some more of the meat mixture on top of the meat
- Place the second puff pastry circle on top and using your hands or a fork, press the dough into the sides of the dish.
- Poke a few holes with a fork in the puff pastry to allow steam to escape.
- Brush each top of puff pastry with the egg mixture to get a beautiful shine.
- Continue step 1-6 until all ramekins are done.
Place the ramekins on a large baking sheet and then on the lowest cooking rack, place in the oven.
Cook for about 15 minutes. Take a fork and test the top of the puff pastry, if it comes out clean, the pot pie is done. A golden crispy top is another way of knowing they are ready.
Allow the pot pies to sit for 5 minutes before serving.