Recipe courtesy of City Tavern

Tavern Beef and Pork Pie

Overnight preparation required (for roasting meat)
  • Total: 2 hr
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 50 min
  • Yield: 8 large or 24 small triangles
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Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds cooked boneless pork shoulder and 1 1/2 pounds cooked beef chuck roast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (recipe follows)

1 cup chopped yellow onions

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup red burgundy wine

1 cup chopped button mushrooms

1 small bunch fresh basil, chopped (about 1/4 cup)

1/2 small bunch fresh parsley, chopped (about 3 tablespoons)

1 sprig fresh thyme

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup demi-glace

3 pounds puff pastry (homemade or store-bought)

1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Roasting Pork Shoulder and Beef Chuck:

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 1/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast

2 1/4 pounds boneless beef chuck roast

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute the precooked beef and pork cubes, onions, and garlic in the butter over high heat for 5 minutes, until the onions are golden brown. Add the red wine to deglaze the pan, loosening any browned bits on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the mushrooms, basil, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook until the liquid has evaporate. Stir in the demi-glace and cook about 5 minutes more, until all liquid has evaporated again. Remove from the heat. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet and let it cool for 10 minutes. Refrigerate the mixture about 1 hour to cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out 6 (6 to 8-inch) squares and brush the edges with the egg mixture. Place 1 cup of the meat mixture in the center of each square. Fold each square over diagonally to form a triangle and press the edges firmly to seal. Using a fork, gently prick the center of each triangle to allow steam to escape. Lightly brush the edges again with the egg mixture.
  3. Arrange the triangles 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown.

Roasting Pork Shoulder and Beef Chuck:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the oil, salt, and pepper. Rub the oil mixture over the meats. Roast the pork shoulder about 1 hour. Roast the beef chuck about 1 1/2 hours, until a meat thermometer registers 170 degrees for each meat. Remove the meats from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Cover and refrigerate up to one day or until ready to use.

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