Huntsman's Pie


What You Need:

For the filling

  • 5 pieces of bacon, chopped

  • 2 lbs ground venison (or bison)

  • 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 4 carrots, cut into 1/2 inch medallions

  • 3 stalks of celery, cut into 1/2 inch slices

  • 1/2 a yellow squash, roughly chopped

  • 1/2 cup bone broth

  • Handful of fresh rosemary and fresh thyme

  • Salt & pepper to taste

For the crust

  • 1 lb of frozen hash browns

  • 4 tbsp ghee

  • Sprinkle of salt

What To Do:

  • Turn instant pot to sauté mode and add chopped bacon, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes

  • Add onions and garlic to IP and continue to stir frequently for an additional 4-5 minutes

  • Add venison to IP and cook until all meat is browned and cooked through, about 7-8 minutes

  • Add remaining “filling” ingredients into the IP and stir to combine

  • Set IP to pressure cook for 10 minutes and release steam manually when done

  • While filling is cooking, prepare your crust by cooking a layer of hash browns for the top and bottom of the pie

  • Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a layer of frozen hash browns (roughly half of the 1 lb bag, maybe less depending on your skillet size)

  • Let cook for 7-8 minutes without stirring or flipping, then place a large plate directly on top of the hash browns and carefully flip the skillet upside down such that the cooked side of the hash browns are now facing up on the plate

  • Slide the hash browns, uncooked side down, back into the skillet off of the plate (adding more ghee to the pan first if necessary). Cook for an additional 7-8 minutes or until bottom half of hash browns are crispy

  • Once done, transfer the hash browns to a pie dish wherein they become the base crust of the pie

  • Repeat this entire process again to create the top crust for the pie

  • While the second batch of hash browns are cooking, add the filling to the pie using a slotted spoon to strain liquid

  • Once the second batch of hash browns are done, place them on top of the filling in the pie dish

  • Serve and enjoy!

This recipe is Whole30/Paleo