Beef and Vegetable Potpie

  • MelissaGOgden Posted: 02/10/09
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    This was easy to make and delicious. Everyone in our family liked it. I didn't have breadsticks but used crescent rolls intstead and it was great!

  • anniebrdh Posted: 11/03/10
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    I made this a little differently from the recipe, using what I had on hand. Used broccoli, peas, a little spinach instead of the zucchini and topped it with garlic mashed potatoes. It was really flavorful and my husband commented 'this is delicious!' after the second bite. He also said it was 'real comfort food.' A good way to use and incorporate veggies. Also used beef(stew type chunks) instead of ground beef. Either would be good. A versatile recipe

  • nyca5124 Posted: 12/13/09
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    I thought this was easy and good. On the downside, my husband didn't care for it too much, so I won't be making it again. It had more flavor than I thought it would, but I added extra spices and garlic. I would recommend this for a quick, easy comfort food dish.

  • parksgirl Posted: 11/14/09
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    This became a keeper after the first time I tried it and I have made it several times each winter since it was first published. We don't bother anymore with the refrigerated breadsticks and eat right off the stove -more like a stew- and just accompany it with bread.

  • KayDecker Posted: 03/22/09
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    My fiance and I love this recipe. It's easy, yummy, and enough for days!

  • Cangar Posted: 04/06/09
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    This recipe was great. My husband and I enjoyed this very much but the kids were not to found of the zucchini. Might substitute potatoes next time. I agree with other reviewers, this did need a little more salt. It was an easy weeknight meal. Not complicated to make and not time consuming. I will definitely make this again!

  • DebLaJuice Posted: 01/19/10
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    Perfectly fine weeknight dish - nothing fancy. Peas would have been a good addition. I would have preferred using stew meat instead of burger and want to fix the sauce somehow but am not sure what to do with it.

  • Gottovi Posted: 11/07/10
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    Like others, I modified the recipe using broccoli, cauliflower and a yellow pepper istead of the zucchine and carrots. I cooked the vegetables a little longer and used the garlic breadsticks. I also used fresh thyme. It tasted great and was quite easy to pull togther. I would definitely make this again.

  • OhSoYummy Posted: 11/09/10
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    Very good! My 12 year old even enjoyed it! I will use stew meat next time and add additional onion. I used extra broth vs. wine (I used beef bullion).

  • Twelver Posted: 02/07/11
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    I used cubed flat iron steak rather than the ground sirloin; also added cubed boiled red potatoes to bulk it up a little. Overall quite good but I found the red wine nearly overpowered some of the other delish flavors. Next time I think I'll increase the Worcestershire sauce, reduce the wine, and add a bit more stock to make up the difference. I would make this again.

  • motherofopal Posted: 11/09/11
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    I have been making this dish for several years, and it has become one of my stand-by recipes because it helps clean out the refrigerator and is easy. You can put any vegetables in, but sweet potato is particularly good. My picky daughter eats it, which is no small thing. I consider it a "hearty" and nourishing dish.

  • agolobic Posted: 11/09/11
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    i used beef broth in place of the wine and ketchup in place of the tomato paste. the potpie was very good. just takes a bit of time. also, at high altitude, the breadstick dough really puffed up high!

  • EMatthews Posted: 11/20/11
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    We really enjoyed this. I used some Merlot I already had uncorked, and bumped up all of the spices by about 25%. I couldn't find bread stick dough, so I used pizza dough and sliced it into strips.

  • Icemaiden97 Posted: 11/09/11
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    This sounds absolutely delicious and I plan on making it soon. When I do I'll post the results and reviews.

  • Carey7 Posted: 12/22/11
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    My husband loved this recipe, and said it was one of his favorites! It was full of flavor and filling.

  • Adshehan Posted: 02/11/12
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    Just like good old comfort food! Yummy and filling - great for a cold night!

  • MeeshMech79 Posted: 01/19/12
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    This has potential but my dish seemed to be lacking in salt. Once I salted my serving, it tasted much better. I followed the recipe exactly as written so I'm not sure why it seemed bland to me. It obviously gets good reviews. Came together easily however and I love that it has a different veggie mixture in it than regular potpies.

  • daneanp Posted: 12/05/12
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    Delicious. A bit of chopping (I didn't buy prechopped anything) for a weeknight but it went together pretty quickly. I used 10% fat hamburger and drained off the excess fat and wiped the pan. The only other change was to use fresh basil. Great winter meal. Served with a tossed salad.

  • labisson Posted: 03/08/13
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    Biscuitsnhoney is correct

  • BiscuitsNHoney Posted: 11/07/12
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    The recipe gets a 2-star rating for potential. Ground sirloin doesn't lend itself well to casseroles or pot pies because it's too dry and doesn't impart that hearty beef flavor when it's mixed up and used the way other cuts of ground meats were intended. That's why I strongly recommend using ground round or even chuck for a recipe of this type and draining off the excess fat. On the vegetable side, while I love zucchini, once again, not in a casserole. Experiments are great, but I believe certain dishes are tried and true for specific reasons. The recipe simply begs for potatoes that could either be added as chunks or mashed and spread on top much like a shepherd's pie or even on the bottom of the dish. Short of that maybe rice, but potpies are nothing if not comfort food and as it is, the comfort is missing from this recipe.

  • dpkp03 Posted: 05/10/12
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    This is a very good, basic pot pie recipe that is full of good vegatables. We really like the combination of zucchini, carrots and mushrooms.The sauce has a nice rich flavor. I serve it with a salad or wilted greens. Its' not a recipe that I would serve to guests, unless they are close family or friends who are coming over for a casual meal.

  • purplem0nkey Posted: 12/07/13
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    Made as is and the flavor is good but may replace the ground beef with thin strips of sirloin next time. It's not that quick to make.

  • Waterfall Posted: 09/21/13
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    This was pretty good, especially considering that I forgot to add the spices! I probably shouldn't be reviewing this recipe because I changed so much of it--I didn't have enough zucchini, so I added veggies I had on hand, including broccoli, cauliflower, and green pepper. I cut the mushrooms really small so my daughter wouldn't see them. :-) I also used a product called "Better Than Broth," (instead of regular canned beef broth) which gave the potpie a deep, beefy flavor that we loved. The only thing I didn't like about the recipe was the refrigerated bread sticks. The only options at our grocery store contained partially hydrogenated oils. Of course, the breadsticks were delicious (are are most things made with partially hydrogenated oils!), but I felt bad about serving transfats to my family when I know how bad they are for anyone's health.

  • cookfromsocal Posted: 02/02/14
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    Made this as is and really enjoyed it. The breadsticks are fun to work with!! Good taste and will be a definite repeat.

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