Winter days and you want something different to try besides soups or broths?
So here's the perfect winter-friendly recipe which will definitely give you a warm and cozy feeling and just bounds you to satisfy that you'll start loving the cold!
Instant Pot Beef Pot Pie tastes beyond your imagination believe me 🙂
It might seem hard to bake it, but it's not! It just takes your few efforts to prepare the ingredients and then leave the remaining work on Instant Pot.
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Why This Recipe Works
The tender beef with the amazing combination of veggies dipped in a creamy, rich, and full of flavors broth and the crispy pastry crust on top says it all! My family just drools over its absolutely amazing texture, presentation, and taste. So it's time to make your family drool over it and this recipe would make it incredibly simple for you to bake the pie.
The good part is that you can use the leftovers in its making! Serve it once and you'll be asked to bake it over and over again 🙂
Beef Roast - I am making this recipe with beef but if you want to try it with chicken then give it a try to chicken pot pie. The best beef cut for pot pie is Chuck Eye Roast. It gets so tender and just melts in your mouth after being slow-cooked. Freeze the roast before you cut it into thick small pieces.
Pie Dough - You can use the readymade pie dough available in the superstore. Athens or Mr. Smiths' brand dough is one of the best available in the market. But it's not a condition, use any of easily available. Or you can also prepare dough at home.
Veggies - I am using Carrots, Peas, Mushrooms, Onions, and Garlic cloves in this recipe because they make a deadly combination with beef pie! Use either frozen or fresh veggies, both will go perfect with it 🙂
Tomato Paste - It contributes to the gravy quantity adding in a soothing tomato flavor. I've added a simple fresh tomato puree to my recipe. But it is easily available at the stores too and doesn't make any difference in taste.
Red Wine - It takes your food to next level beyond 🙂 It adds in a bit of sweetness with the lovely winey flavor, balancing the savoriness of the broth.
Beef Broth - It's one of the key ingredients that contribute a lot to the taste of the recipe. So make sure you're using a good quality broth. Taste it first before adding it to the recipe.
Spices and Herbs - This recipe has salt, pepper, bay leaf, and thyme added to it to enrich the taste! You can add more spices like flakes, cayenne if you want beef pot pie to be spicier. And herbs like oregano and rosemary etc. I just want to keep it simple and this actually results in the succulent and flavorful dish!
Sauce - Soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce are the main reason behind the flavorous broth! They add in some kind of tangy and hot, a bit sweet, and a little spicy flavor! Oyster sauce also goes perfect with it if you want to add a little bit of it too.
All-Purpose Flour - I am using All-Purpose Flour in a small amount just to thicken the broth. Sift it first before using it. Or you can also add Corn starch instead of it.
Egg - Just use one egg to brush it up on the dough so it will turn its color to a pretty golden brown. Make sure the egg you are using is at room temperature.
How to make
Here is the step-by-step guide of this recipe for your ease!
Gather all the required ingredients first.
Take 2 lb of Beef Chuck-Eye Roast and cut it into small pieces and set it aside.
Take an Instant Pot and pour 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil and Beef pieces into it.
Press 'Sauté' and set timings for 10 minutes.
Add 4 oz of thickly chopped Mushrooms .
Add 4 chopped Garlic cloves to it.
Add 1 ½ cups of frozen Carrot and Peas to it. Stir it a bit.
Add 2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste to it.
Add ½ cup of Red Wine to it. You can even use the homemade Instant Pot wine recipe.
Add 2 cups of Beef Broth to it.
Add a tablespoon of Soy sauce to it.
Add a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to it.
Add1 bay leaf to it.
Stir it well then add 3 tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour to it.
Stir mix it properly. Add 1 ½ teaspoon of Thyme herbs to it.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Lock the lid and select 'Manual' then pressure cook it at high for 10 minutes. Then give it a release by the natural steam vent. Dish it out and set it aside.
Now, sprinkle some flour on the countertop so the dough will not stick to the counter then take a pie dough and roll it a bit thick flatbread for the pie crust with the help of a rolling pin. set it aside.
Now take a heat-proof bowl. Fill it up with the prepared beef and brush the edges of a bowl with butter or oil so the pie dough will get stick to the bowl. Then make a layer of rolled pie dough on top. Split off the extra edges from the sides. Beat one egg and brush it on top of the pie dough layer and it's ready to go to an Instant Pot.
Then set a trivet in a clean Instant Pot and place the prepared beef bowl to the center of the trivet and cover the Instant Pot with the Air Fryer Lid. Press 'Bake' at 400F for an hour.
You can also bake it in the oven.
Take the bowl out, Garnish it with some coriander leaves and serve your tummy with the hot and comforting Beef Pot Pie!
How to serve Beef Pot Pie?
Beef Pot Pie is a wholesome dish that has everything in it so keeping a side dish lighter would be a good idea.
So if you want to serve it with some veggies then serve it with some roasted broccoli or sautéed zucchini or some yummy pickled red cabbages.
You can make something starchy like mashed potatoes, baked beans or roasted potatoes would be the best side dish to go with 🙂
Also, any shepherd's pie side dish would be perfect for beef pot pie as well.
Can I add the crust at the bottom too?
Um, yes you can but it doesn't get as crispy as it supposes to be. So I usually prefer to skip the crust at the bottom but if you actually want a soft bread-like crust at the bottom then just go for it.
How long it can be stored?
It will last for 3-5 days in the refrigerator and for a month or two in the freezer. Store it by keeping it in any heavy-duty freezer bag or by covering it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Before having it after days, smell the meat first. For reheating purposes, microwave it for 2 minutes and you'll get the exact same taste as it was before.
How to make it without an air fryer?
Yes, you can make this recipe without an air fryer, follow the same instructions then preheat the oven at 350F then bake it for 10 minutes.
Can I use chicken instead of beef?
Yes. You can also check out this Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie recipe.
Instant Pot Beef Recipes
Instant Pot Beef Pot Pie
- 2 lb beef chuck-eye roast
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 oz mushroom
- 1 onion
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 ½ cup carrot and peas
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- ½ cup red wine
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bay leave
- 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon thyme
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 pie dough
- 1 egg
- coriander to garnish
- Take an instant pot. Add olive oil and beef to it.
- Select 'Saute' and set timings for 10 minutes.
- Add mushrooms, onion, garlic, carrot, and peas to it.
- Add tomato paste, red wine, beef broth and soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a bay leaf to it. Stir a bit.
- Add all-purpose flour to it. Mix well. Then add thyme, salt, and pepper to it. Stir it.
- Select 'Manual' and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. Then give it a natural release.
- Take a pie dough, roll it a bit thick. Then take a heat-proof bowl. Fill it with beef cooked.
- Brush melted butter at the edges and stick rolled dough on top. Cut off the remaining edges of dough from the sides.
- Brush the beaten egg on top then makes cuts on the dough.
- Now take an instant pot. Set the trivet in it and place the bowl on the top center.
- Cover with the air fryer lid and bake it at 400F for an hour.
- Uncover the lid and give it a natural release.
- Take out the pie bowl. Sprinkle some coriander leaves on top and serve!
- Use frozen beef so it will be easy for you to chop it into pieces.
- This recipe is totally flexible with any amendments you want to do with spices, herbs, or beef. Like you can use chicken instead of beef. Then just use chicken broth instead of beef broth.
- Adjust the spice level as per your taste. To make it spicier, add some sriracha and flakes to the broth.