- 1 package Pillsbury™ refrigerated Pie Crusts, softened as directed on package
- 1 lb (500 g) beef top sirloin, flank or skirt steak, thinly sliced
- Dash salt and pepper
- 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped carrot
- 1 cup frozen sweet peas, thawed
- 2 tablespoons vermouth, if desired, or beef-flavored broth
- 1 cup full-fat sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
- Unroll pie crusts; cut out 8 (4 1/2-inch) rounds. Place round in each muffin cup; lightly press into cup with small glass. Gather dough scraps; re-roll to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out 8 (3-inch) rounds (these will be lids). Place lids on plate; place plate and muffin pan in refrigerator.
- In 10- to 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stir-fry beef with salt and pepper just until no longer pink. Remove from skillet to plate; cool.
- In same skillet, cook mushrooms until tender and water has released from mushrooms and mostly evaporated. Add onion and carrot; sprinkle with dash of salt. Cook until onion is tender and translucent. Add vermouth; scrape up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Continue to cook until liquid is mostly evaporated. Remove mixture from skillet to cool.
- In large bowl, mix beef, cooked vegetables and thawed peas. Stir in sour cream to coat. Taste for seasoning; add more salt or pepper to taste. Scoop heaping spoonsful of beef mixture into pie crust-lined cups. Top with lids; use fork to seal edges.
- In small bowl, beat egg and milk with whisk until blended. Brush over tops of pies. Cut vent holes in tops; sprinkle each with a little salt and pepper.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until pies are golden brown. Cool about 5 minutes before removing from muffin cups. Serve warm.
- Refrigerated pie crusts makes quick work of these savory pies. Though you can use whatever pie dough recipe you like.
- Full-fat sour cream is much less likely to curdle during baking than lower-fat versions.
- These pies are great the day after. Simply let them cool and wrap in plastic before placing in the refrigerator or freezer.