Ever have trouble figuring out what to do with leftover roasted meat from your Sunday dinner? I tend to buy fairly large roasts (less money per ounce usually) but sometimes struggle to serve all the leftovers creatively. One trick I’ve learned is to save the broth in 1-2 jars (which can be frozen after they cool) and package the meat in one or more freezer bags for future use. In winter, a good meat pot pie for dinner makes the “leftovers” seem new again!
Pork Pot Pie
(although beef, chicken, or lamb work just as well as pork)
Serves about 8±
Gather your ingredients and preheat oven to 425°F.
Trim off the fat and cube the meat into bite-sized chunks.
Heat in medium-large cooking pot:
2 cups broth from previously roasted pork (fat removed)
2 cups cooked, trimmed, cubed pork (or beef or chicken)
2 large carrots, sliced thin
1 medium-large onion, chopped or chunked
1 cup frozen peas
1 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoning salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup flour
Stir while heating until the filling is well mixed and the gravy is thick. Remove from heat and cover until you’re ready to use it as pie filling.
Make enough pastry for a 12″ pie (top and bottom; if you need a recipe, here’s mine: https://kathrynwarmstrong.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/perfect-pie-crusts/
Fill with steaming pie filling
Top with 1/2 cup fresh, chopped chives (optional)
Place top crust over filling.
Crimp edges to seal, make designs or cuts in crust, and bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake another 30 minutes or until turning golden brown around the edges.
Let it rest at least 10 minutes before serving.
Meat pot pies can be a meal-in-one, although I tend to serve them with additional fruits and veggies. The other night, we also had a wonderful loaf of fresh bakery bread someone had given Joel, so we felt especially full after dinner and ready to finish off our puzzle (before working out!).
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103: 1-5). Thank you, Father, for daily sustenance and refreshment!