First Frito pie and now pot pie? I am on a pie kick this week.
This was another fabulous crock pot creation. I modified the recipe from Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker
. I only have the 1.5 quart crock pot, so I halved the recipe so it would fit.
Choose your vegetables you want in the pot pie. I used:
red onions (I would have used yellow if I had one around)
yukon gold potato
(I meant to pick up frozen corn from the grocery store, but forgot)
I also sliced up some seitan left over from the Vietnamese sandwiches the other night. The recipe called for chickpeas, but I am sure any other bean would be good as well.
Sauté up the vegetables in a bit of oil until softened. This might or might not be necessary. I've heard if you do this before putting the veggies in the crock pot they taste better, but I haven't scientifically proven this yet.
Now to make the gravy part of the pot pie. To the softened vegetables add 1 T flour (that is how much I added for the amount of veggies I had. You would want to add 2 T if you were going to fill a 3.5 - 4 qt crock pot.) Mix around until the flour has been absorbed by the oil/veggie mixture. Next add veggie broth or water until it makes a good gravy and a dash or two of soy sauce for a deeper color. Also add any herbs and spices you would like. I added thyme and marjoram, but I am sure rosemary and oregano would also taste fine.
Throw the mixture in the crock pot, cover, and cook on low for about 5 hours.
Next, the biscuit crust. In a bowl mix together (remember this is for my 1.5 qt crock pot, scale according) 1/2 cup, 1 T baking powder, 1/4 t baking soda. Quickly combine 1/4 cup milk (I used hazelnut) and 1 T oil. Mix only until everything in combined. I then patted it out into a circle and placed over the top of the veggies. Cook, covered, on high for 1 hour.
This was okay. The soy sauce or veggie broth over salted the veggie mixture. I would cut back on both next time I make this. The biscuit crust was a bit dry and not very crispy. To cure dryness, I think I would add more oil next time and to cure the crispyness, I might leave the lid off for 10 or so minutes at the end to let any water evaporate.
The entire pot was eaten while my husband and I watched Jesus Camp
. It must be not that bad.