Chef Bobby’s Guinness Beef and Lamb Pot Pie

Chef Bobby’s Guinness Beef and Lamb Pot Pie • Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS • 2 heaping teaspoons all-purpose flour • 1 pounds stewing beef, such as chuck, cut into bite-size chunks • 1lb Leg of lamb meat bite size chunks • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more as needed • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups) • 4 cloves garlic, crushed • 1 medium carrot, diced • 2 stalks celery, diced • 1 1/2 cups beef broth • 3 cups Guinness • One cup tomatoes diced • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce • 3 tablespoons A.1. Steak Sauce • Small handful each rosemary, thyme, and flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 1 sheet puff pastry (preferably Dufour brand) • 1 large egg yolk mixed with a little milk DIRECTIONS Dump the flour in a shallow bowl and lightly toss the meat in it to completely coat it. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Working in batches, lightly brown the meat on all sides, adding more oil to the pan as needed. Drain on paper towels. Add the remaining tablespoon oil to the drippings in the pan along with the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the carrot and celery, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Return the meat to the pan, then add the stock or broth, Guinness, canned tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, and chopped herbs and stir, using a wooden spoon to scrape any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and gently simmer, uncovered, until the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally and skimming any fat from the surface, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours. Spoon the stew into an ovenproof pot or dish about 7 inches in diameter. Let cool. Alternatively, if you’d like a nice dome to your pot pie—and, hey, who doesn’t?!—heap the filling in a slightly smaller baking dish. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Brush the outside edge of the pot or dish with water, then gently place the sheet of pastry over the stew, pinching the pastry against the edge of the pot or dish to seal. (lf you like, you can crimp the pastry to form a decorative edge.) Brush the pastry generously with the egg wash and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the pastry is puffed and golden brown. Serve hot from the oven.

Chef Bobby makes his Shepard's Pie

Chef Bobby’s Classic Shepherds Pie: Ingredients For the potatoes: 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes 1/4 cup half-and-half 2 ounces unsalted butter 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 egg yolk For the meat filling: 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 carrots, peeled and diced small 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb lamb diced small 1 lb beef tenderloin diced small 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons tomato paste 1 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons freshly chopped rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves 1/2 cup fresh or frozen English peas Directions • Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch dice. Place in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Set over high heat, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, uncover, decrease the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until tender and easily crushed with tongs, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Place the half-and-half and butter into a microwave-safe container and heat in the microwave until warmed through, about 35 seconds. Drain the potatoes in a colander and then return to the saucepan. Mash the potatoes and then add the half and half, butter, salt and pepper and continue to mash until smooth. Stir in the yolk until well combined. • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. • While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the filling. Place the canola oil into a 12-inch saute pan and set over medium high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onion and carrots and saute just until they begin to take on color, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and stir to combine. Add the lamb, salt and pepper and cook until browned and cooked through, approximately 3 minutes. Sprinkle the meat with the flour and toss to coat, continuing to cook for another minute. Add the tomato paste, chicken broth, Worcestershire, rosemary, thyme, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer slowly 10 to 12 minutes or until the sauce is thickened slightly. • Add peas to the lamb mixture and spread evenly into an 11 by 7-inch glass baking dish. Top with the mashed potatoes, starting around the edges to create a seal to prevent the mixture from bubbling up and smooth with a rubber spatula. Place on a parchment lined half sheet pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes or just until the potatoes begin to brown. Remove to a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.

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O'Mara's in Berkley is getting ready for its 26th annual St. Paddy's Day celebration next week.