Hickory Venison Pot Pie

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Pot pie is such a great comfort food. This one is a little different than the traditional gravy-based pot-pie…there is no gravy! The liquid smoke in this recipe gives the filling its nice, comforting flavor.

Recipe: Hickory Flavored Venison Pot Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground venison
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, chopped fine
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 carrots, chopped into
  • 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 russet potato, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 can vegetable stock (about 14 oz)
  • 4 drops of liquid smoke
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pie crusts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Brown the meat in olive oil and set aside.
  3. Put onion in skillet used for the meat and caramelize the onion.
  4. Add all other ingredients to the onions and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Prepare pie crusts in 6 individual pot pie containers.
  6. Drain excess liquid out of filling and spoon filling into pot pie containers.
  7. Cover with extra dough.
  8. Bake 15 to 20 minutes.

Cooking time (duration): 45

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

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