Mushroom and Sweet Potato Potpie
The last time I was in the U.S., I had an amazing mushroom and beer pot pie at a small brewpub. It was so rich and comforting. I tried numerous versions when I got home and I think I've come pretty close! — Iben Ravn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour.
- 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
- 1 pound sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
- 1 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary, plus more for topping
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) porter or stout beer
- 1-1/2 cups mushroom broth or vegetable broth, divided
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 3 to 4 small sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 400°. In a Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add shiitake mushrooms and cook in batches until dark golden brown, 8-10 minutes; remove with a slotted spoon. Repeat with 1 Tbsp. oil and the portobello mushrooms.
- In same pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and 1 teaspoon rosemary; cook 30 seconds longer. Stir in beer, 1 cup broth, bay leaves, vinegar, soy sauce and sauteed mushrooms.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth; stir into mushroom mixture. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves; transfer mushroom mixture to 8 greased 8-oz. ramekins.
- Layer sweet potatoes in a circular pattern on top of each ramekin; brush with remaining oil and sprinkle with pepper, salt and additional rosemary. Bake, covered, until potatoes are tender, 20-25 minutes. Remove cover and bake until potatoes are lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts1 serving: 211 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 407mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.
Dec 10, 2018
I tried this with mushroom broth instead of beer, and it still had a nice, rich flavor. The sweet potatoes on top were a little softer of a top crust than I might prefer, but overall, this makes a good vegetarian main dish.