Beef and Guinness Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Shamrocks

Beef and Guinness Pot Pie is cold weather comfort food and a celebration in a bowl with puff pastry shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day.

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This is a recipe from way back in the archives (2013!) and a dog gone good recipe that our leprechauns, Lola and Sophie, are stopping by to share with you for St. Patrick’s Day. ☘️🐾🐾

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While it’s good for St. Patrick’s Day, you can enjoy it anytime you need comfort food in a bowl. . .especially this time of year when the weather turns on a dime, 70 degrees one day, cold and rainy, the next. Make this recipe ahead, freeze individual bowls and pull out to bake individual servings.

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 I made Beef and Guinness Pot Pies a couple of weeks ago and put a couple in the freezer in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day to pull out and bake today!

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You could use any Irish Stew recipe, frozen puff pastry and  shamrock cookie cutter for some St. Paddy’s Day crust decorations, or if you’re feeling especially ambitious you can make Cheddar-Stout Crust!

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I adapted a recipe for Beef Pot Pies from Food Network, making a few changes and adding frozen sweet peas for an extra touch of green!

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Beef and Guinness Pot Pie,

Serves 6 very hungry people or 8! ☘️

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2 1/4 pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat, cut into 1-inch pieces (I used 2 lbs.)

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup Guinness or stout beer, drink rest of bottle ☘️

1 1/2 cups beef broth, reduced sodium

3 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces

half of a 16 oz. bag of frozen sweet peas (no need to thaw)

Frozen Puff Pastry (I used 1 & 1/2 boxes)

1 egg for egg wash

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Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Season the beef with 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, and pepper to taste, toss in flour in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large ovenproof pot over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, about 7 minutes.

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Add the beer and beef stock, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Bring to a simmer, then cover, transfer to the oven and braise, 30 minutes.

Add the leeks, carrots and celery to the pot and continue braising, 1 more hour.

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Thaw puff pastry according to package directions.

Remove the filling from the oven and increase the temperature to 375 degrees F. Season the filling with salt and pepper to taste, stir in frozen peas, and divide among 6 – 8 oven-proof ramekins / bowls (there may be some filling left over).

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 Put ramekins on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Use your ramekin as a template to cut a circle of pastry 1/2-inch larger than the top. Brush the outside edges of each ramekin with the egg wash (egg beaten with a tablespoon of water) then place the dough on top. Place the dough, folding over the side, pressing it to make it stick. Add shamrock pastry cutouts to top of pies if desired, using egg wash to attach to top of pot pies. Brush the dough with egg wash and make 3 slits in the top. Sprinkle with sea salt and cracked pepper.

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Bake until the crust is crisp and golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Let rest about 10 minutes before serving. I baked two, and froze the rest of my pot pies (with the pastry on them), covering well.

You can pull out your frozen pies on a week night when you’re too tired to cook and pop in the oven without thawing, they’ll take about an hour to bake. Watch your pastry tops and cover with foil to prevent overbrowning if necessary.


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Find more St. Patrick’s Day recipes to Eat, Drink and Be Irish, HERE.

Eat, Drink and Be Irish! St. Patrick's Day round up of recipes and table inspiration! | © #recipes #stpatricksday #Irish #dessert #tablescapes #appetizer

Lola and Sophie for St. Patrick's Day | © #dogs #stpatricksday #bichonfrise

Sophie say, ‘Kiss Me, I’m not Irish, and I’d really like a tender piece of braised beef’ 🐾 ;)

Lola and Sophie for St. Patrick's Day | © #dogs #stpatricksday #bichonfrise

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

☘️ ☘️ ☘️

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  16 comments for “Beef and Guinness Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Shamrocks

  1. Grace
    March 17, 2020 at 7:11 am

    Top o’ the morn’n to ye! Thanks for sharing again Mary! That pot pie is the best!!! Loaded with veggies…

  2. March 17, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Mary, Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Katie

  3. Susan H Whetstine
    March 17, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Those look wonderful and I will be trying them!! But what size bowls did you use??

    • March 17, 2020 at 8:01 am

      Hi Susan, Use whatever oven safe bowls you have. Mine are 5 1/2 inch in diameter and hold about 10 – 12 oz. at 3/4 full. Happy St. Paddy’s Day! ☘️

  4. March 17, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day ☘️☘️☘️ The pot pie looks delicious, perfect for another rainy and cool day. Since I am staying home for who knows how long, I would love to do garden work but it rains every day. Stay safe and healthy Mary 💚

  5. March 17, 2020 at 8:44 am

    This looks so good, we all need comfort food right now! I bet Sophie gets plenty of kisses, with or without her headband! The shamrock puff pastry is sooo cute ☘️

  6. Franki Parde
    March 17, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Top of the Mornin!! That recipe looks divine..EnJOY!! O’franki

  7. March 17, 2020 at 9:15 am

    It looks so delicious. Definitely a comfort food.

  8. Clara
    March 17, 2020 at 9:19 am

    Happy St Patrick’s Day! The girls are adorable! Clara ♥️

  9. Sonny Nuckols
    March 17, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Omgoodness, that looks amazing, I wish I was brave enough to attempt to make this.Today is our 35th wedding anniversary . We usually go out to celebrate with dinner but this year we are staying in because of coronavirus.Went to grocery on Saturday to buy foods to make for today but looks like I will be cooking out of what is in my freezer as there wasn’t any produce hardly and no meats. Oh well at least I have frozen foods. This will be an anniversary we will never forget for sure🤣🤣🙏🙏💚💚💍☘️☘️💚💚

  10. March 17, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Happy St. Patrick Day 💚☘️💚!! Your pot pies look wonderful and so do your cute pups. I made your Irish Cream yesterday, Mary. Slainte! 🥂

  11. Cyndi Raines
    March 17, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    What beautiful golden crust pies! That meat mixture looks heavenly -yum! I have never worked with puff pastry, I will have to try it soon as this looks so delish! Going to my sisters tonight to have boiled dinner with corned beef and cabbage. We’ll watch the old John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara movie, “The Quiet Man”, such a good one to watch on St. Patrick’s Day. Have you seen it? If not, it’s an oldie but goodie! I would loveto kiss both the sweet babies, but since I can’t, you do it for me Mary! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘☘☘

  12. March 17, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Happy St Patrick’s Day! Pups are adorable! Nice to forget about the virus for awhile. Thank You Lynn

  13. anne
    March 17, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious. I will definitely try the recipe. Your little lassie’s look adorable! I agree about the movie Quiet Man. I love that movie and have seen it dozens of times. I always cry at the part when Maureen and John are on the wagon coming through town and that old favorite Irish song is playing. It’s so sweet. I read that some of the robust young men waving in the crowd were her brothers in real life. Also, at the end, when she whispers something to John Wayne in his ear, he didn’t know she was going to say what she said. Maureen would never tell what it was she said to him! It must have been pretty good by the look on his face!! ;-) The movie is on tonight at 8:00 on AMC. Enjoy if you get a chance to watch it.

  14. March 17, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Maltese salute to the Bichon!

  15. Sami's Aunt Nancy
    March 18, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Thank you for the distraction from the news! The stew looks fantastic. And I would love to kiss Sophie even though she’s not really Irish!

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