Recipe from Primally Inspired
If you’re more into savory than sweet, this beef pot pie is the perfect recipe for you. Hearty and flavorful, grain-free and Paleo-friendly, while super simple to make!
1½ pounds stew beef, cubed
½ onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 large carrots, chopped
3 medium-sized potatoes (regular or sweet), diced
1 cup mushrooms (or any other veggies), sliced
sea salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup beef or chicken broth
⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp arrowroot or tapioca starch
For the crust:
1 cup tapioca starch or arrowroot
½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
⅓ cup avocado/olive oil or butter
⅓ cup water
⅓ cup coconut flour
- Place the stew meat in the crockpot and place the veggies on and around the meat. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
- Add the broth and balsamic over the veggies.
- Cover the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.
- At the last 30 minutes of cooking time, ladle out ¼ cup of liquid from the crockpot.
- Stir 2 tablespoons of arrowroot or tapioca starch into the liquid until dissolved and smooth.
- Add that back into the crockpot, stir, turn to high and cover for 30 minutes.
While the meat is cooking, preheat the oven to 375°F and make the crust:
- Add your tapioca starch, sea salt, garlic powder and onion powder to a large bowl. Set aside.
- Bring the oil/butter and water to a boil over medium heat.
- Once boiling, remove from heat and add to the tapioca bowl. Stir well. Set aside 2-3 minutes to cool.
- Once cool to the touch, mix in your egg and coconut flour and knead until you can form a ball of dough.
- Roll the dough out to a 12-inch circle or two 6-inch circles depending on the dish you’re using.
- Once 30 minutes have passed, ladle the beef filling from the crockpot into one 2-quart baking dish or two 6 inch ramekins.
- Press your crust over the filling. If there’s extra crust that goes over the sides, press it to the sides of the dish. Using a knife, cut at least 1 or 2 small vent slits in the middle.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. If using ramekins, lower your baking time to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Keep an eye on the crust - if you see it browning too much, gently place a piece of aluminum foil over the top. Enjoy!
While Pi Day only comes around once a year on March 14th, every day can be Pie Day if you make it Paleo! From sweet treats to savory meals, there’s a pie out there for everyone and for every occasion. Do you have a Paleo pie recipe you’ve tried? Share it in the comments below!