Freezer Meal Recipes: Cowboy Pie
Quick and Easy Cowboy Pie Casserole Recipe
Looking for an easy and satisfying dinner? This cowboy pie is easy and fast to put together. Plus, it is full of delicious BBQ flavor!
You will need some cooked beef. The original recipe calls for sliced deli roast beef, but I decided that I did not want to spend that much. I actually used stew meat. I just cooked it in my slow cooker with a little bit of beef broth the day before. Cut the pieces to a nice bite size, if needed. Cowboy pie is an awesome way to use up the leftovers next time you make a roast! You could probably get away with using ground beef as well, although the texture would be a bit different.
Microwaving the onion and peppers is a fast and easy way to soften them. The Pyrex glass mixing bowls come in handy for this. Hooray for good shortcuts!
Then just combine all of the ingredients for the filling. Another shortcut in this recipe is using a store-bought barbecue sauce. I used some of my homemade copycat Sweet Baby Ray’s since I already had some around. The barbecue sauce and chili powder bring a slightly sweet, slightly spicy and smoky flavor to the pie.
Shortcut #3: Use store-bought refrigerated pie crust. Two crusts come in each box, so I doubled the recipe and made one cowboy pie for dinner and one for the freezer!
You could also make this recipe as individual pies by using the method in this chicken pot pie recipe.
Recipe from America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook.
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