I cooked a roast at the weekend and had plenty of leftovers afterwards, which doesn't make me sad in the least. I love leftovers almost more than I love the original meals!! In my opinion, leftovers taste twice as nice! I don't understand people who throw away their leftovers. They are missing out on real treasures! Yesterday I turned some of them into a tasty Pot Pie! NOBODY complained!
When I was a child, I was always really excited when my mother made a roast dinner because I knew that there would be pot pies at the end of it all. My mom knew how to squeeze every little ounce of eating pleasure out of a roast dinner and pot pies are about the most economical thing you can do with the leftovers. They stretch a little bit of this and a little bit of that a very long way!
I always make my own pastry, but if you are not a dab hand at making pastry you can use ready roll. You will need enough for a bottom and a top crust. Other than that all you need is a bunch of leftovers. And it needn't be beef!
If you have leftover roasted meat of any kind along with the attendant vegetables and gravy, you have the makings of a pot pie. Today I used some beef, peas, carrots, swede, roast potatoes and of course the gravy. I add a finely grated small onion for additional flavour and some herbs and seasoning.
For Beef I use summer savory or thyme . . . this would also work very well with chicken, pork or turkey. Leftover lamb would go well with mint or rosemary. After Christmas I make pot pies with turkey and ham. I just make a light cream sauce for those. Oh boy but they are some good!
*Mom's Beef Pot Pie*makes one 9 inch pie
1 TBS cream
Preheat the oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark 6.
I served some homemade oven chips and salad on the side. It was a fab meal. I hope you will give them a go! I think you'll agree with me in saying with leftovers like this nobody will be complaining!
Note - amounts are only guidelines. If you want to add more or less of any one thing, it's really up to you!