Beef Steak and Mushroom Pie

New Orleans Beef

      #416  -  $9.95

 

Use this mix to prepare 2 or 3 meals – one to eat now and several Bonus Meals to refrigerate or freeze for later.  Enjoy the original New Orleans Beef or create an entirely different meal using the prepared Beef.  Eat well, eat healthy, eat economically and spend less time in the kitchen!

From Evelyn:

This spicy traditional Creole dish is called Grillades (gree-odds) in Louisiana.  Our first taste was during brunch in a courtyard in New Orleans, served over grits with pieces of beef smothered in that dark, rich sauce - a little jazz in the air - a meal for memories! Now it’s a family favorite that freezes so well, we can enjoy it anytime!  I’ve used the meat mixture to create Meal Two - English Steak and Mushroom Pie.  These meals are worlds apart and so simple to make with just one preparation!

Basic Recipe for

New Orleans Style Beef        Serves 8

5 pounds beef (chuck roast, sirloin tip, venison, etc)

1 pkg. New Orleans Style Beef

1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce

2 cups beef broth

  • Cut beef into 3/4 to 1 inch pieces.
  • Put uncooked beef in crock pot. Sprinkle mix over beef.   
  • Add tomato sauce and beef broth. Stir to distribute spices.   
  • Cook on low for about 8 hours.

Note: New Orleans Beef can be eaten immediately, refrigerated or frozen.

To freeze: Using a large serving spoon, divide the beef mixture into freezable containers to fit YOUR family’s portion size. For Meal Two set aside 2 cups for the Steak and Mushroom Pie.

     
Meal One

Serve hot New Orleans Beef over rice.  (Rice for 4-5 servings included in the mix.)

To cook rice: Bring 2 ¼ cups of water and ½ teaspoon salt to a boil. Add rice, bring back to boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 20 minutes.

For Complete Meal: Add a green vegetable, glazed carrots, fresh spinach or green salad with hot Bayou Beer Bread served with Garlic Butter.

  

     

Meal Two – Bonus

Beef Steak and Mushroom Pie

                        Serves 4 to 6

2 cups prepared New Orleans Beef

1 can (8oz) sliced mushrooms

1 cup frozen peas, vegetables or corn

½ cup beef broth (red wine or water)

1 box of Pillsbury All-ready Pie Crusts

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place one crust in deep-dish pie plate or casserole, pressing it into place. Bake empty crust for 6 to 7 minutes.
  • In bowl, mix beef, mushrooms, peas or frozen vegetables and broth.
  • Pour into baked crust. Put second crust on top, pressing edges together.
  • Drizzle one tablespoon milk over crust, spreading it around with your fingers or a brush. This makes a shiny crisp crust. 
  • Note:  Pie can be frozen before baking. To serve, thaw overnight in refrigerator and bake as directed.
  • Place in hot oven and bake for about 30 minutes until crust is brown and crisp. Serve hot!

 Note:  Pie can also be frozen after baking in individual slices or the entire pie. To serve, thaw and heat.  Crust will be best if “crisped” in a hot oven for a few minutes.

 

For Complete Meal: Add a green vegetable, cabbage slaw tossed with Sweet Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette and hot Bayou Beer Bread.

     

Meal Three – Bonus

New Orleans Beef - Grillades


Thaw frozen New Orleans Beef overnight in refrigerator if possible. Heat and  serve over grits like they enjoy it in New Orleans!  (Or serve over noodles or rice or your favorite pasta. 

 

Meal Four - Bonus
Shepherd's Pie

 

Thaw frozen New Orleans Beef and place in a baking dish.  Top with mashed potatoes and a little grated Cheddar Cheese.  Bake until heated through and enjoy every bite! 

For Complete Meal: Add green beans and salad of tomatoes and cucumbers tossed in Sweet Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette.  

ESPECIALLY FOR HUNTERS:    Venison is absolutely wonderful using the New Orleans Beef. Use the 5 pounds of venison, and add 1 or 2 additional cups of beef broth as the meat cooks! Venison is very low in fat and has a fabulous flavor.