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Have a British Meal with Venison Meat Pies

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Jamie Oliver

Do you feel like watching “Sweeney Todd” and drinking Guiness tonight? Make some venison meat pies and bring Britain into your home. 

Talk about some original comfort food. There is something cozy about flaky crust and warm pie. Meat pies are delicious.

Try making some wild game venison meat pies for a rich twist on this british pot pie.

Ingredients:

  • olive oil

  • 3 onions, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, diced

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 2 sticks celery, diced

  • 4 mushrooms, diced

  • 1 kg venison, cut into 2cm cubes

  • Herbs (1 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp thyme and 2-3 bay leaves)

  • salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 16 oz ale, preferably Scottish. A nice APA or beer will work well

  • 1 tablespoon flour

  • pie crust

  • 1 egg, beaten

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Heat some olive oil in a pan and saute onions until soft but still translucent. Add the garlic, butter, carrot and celery, and the mushrooms. After stirring the veggies and letting them cook down a bit, add the venison chunks, the herbs, salt and pepper, and bay leaves.

Saute together for a few minutes and then add the ale or beer. Stir in the flour and add a little water just so the ingredients are covered with liquid. Simmer then put a top on the pan and cook in the oven for 2 1/2 hours. Stir every so often.

The meat pie filling should be a thick, dark, rich stew.

Put in pie filling or make your own crust.

Bake pie for another 40 min or until pastry starts to brown around the edges.

Now pour your pint, pretend you are Sweeney Todd and you have made the best meat pies in London.

Recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver

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Have a British Meal with Venison Meat Pies