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From the Cookbook: Moose Pot Pie

Like a good pot pie? Try taking your moose steak, or any wild-game meat, and turning it into this tasty dish from the NRA Members' Wild-Game Cookbook.


Big-game seasons are largely over, and the leftover steaks are still in your freezer, just begging to be whipped into something delicious. Out of ideas? Looking for something new?

Taken straight from the pages of the NRA Members' Wild-Game Cookbook, here's a pot pie recipe you won't want to miss out on. Though originally written for moose steaks, anything—from venison to copious amounts of waterfowl—can be plugged in.

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Moose Pot Pie
Following recipe taken directly from the NRA Members' Wild-Game Cookbook, Second Edition

Stew Ingredients:
• 3 tablespoons oil
• 1 clove garlic (more or less to taste)
• 2 pounds moose steak (or any game meat will do)
• 2 teaspoons salt
• ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
• 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
• 1 bay leaf
• 6 cups water
• 3 large potatoes, chopped
• 5-6 large carrots, chopped
• 1 large onion, chopped (more or less to taste)
• 1 cup frozen peas (or 1 can)
• ¼ cup flour

Pastry Recipe:
• 2 cups flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2/3 cup shortening
• 5-7 tablespoons water

Prepare stew in large pot. Cut steak into one and one half inch cubes. Brown meat in oil and garlic. Add three cups water, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and bay leaf. Simmer two hours. Add three more cups water and chopped potatoes, carrots and onions. Simmer until almost done, then add peas. Thicken stock with one-fourth cup flour diluted with cold water to a runny consistency. Stir constantly while adding flour until stock thickens.

Cut shortening into flour and salt. Slowly add water. Roll out two-thirds of dough into large circle. Line a 10 inch springform pan with high sides or similar casserole dish. Pour stew into unbaked crust. Roll out remaining dough, place over top, seal edges and vent. Bake at 400 degrees for one hour or until browned.

Yield: 8-10 adult servings (of four hungry hunters).

Origially Submitted By:
Steve and Susan Roberts
Wasilla, Alaska

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