What better way to make your St Patty’s Day celebration that much more GREEN than to incorporate cannabis-infused Mini Shepherd’s Pies. These mini slices of heaven are sure to keep your guests happy while that boiled dinner is cooking!
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (can use gluten-free)
- 2 lbs refrigerated pie crust (I used Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts, but you can also use crescent rolls)
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin oil oil
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 cup frozen peas (I leave these out, not a fan of peas)
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 2 tbsp canna-butter
- ½ cup of beef broth
- 1 ½ cup prepared mashed potatoes (you can always just buy the refrigerated ones in the deli section of your supermarket)
- Chopped parsley (fresh is best)
Makes 12 Mini Shepherd’s Pies
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and be sure to spray the muffin tin with cooking spray. Spread the pie crust out and use a glass to cut circles, if you use crescent rolls cut into squares. It doesn’t matter as long as there are 12, one to place in each muffin tin. Place those circles, or squares of pie in each muffin cup and press them down into the bottom. Bake for 6-8 minutes (use your timer, ya stoner).
While these are baking, you will cook everything else in a large skillet. Use the olive oil and heat your onions and garlic until they are soft. The ground beef is added next. Once the meat is browned, drain the fat and add your frozen vegetables. Cook for another 2-3 minutes (season for taste or it could be bland).
In a small skillet, heat up the canna-butter and add the flour. Whisk until it’s combined and golden. Combine this mixture with the meat/veggies and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Heat the broiler to 400.
The last step is filling the muffin cups with the meat mixture and top it with a spoonful of heated mashed potatoes (homemade is best but, for time purposes, it’s fine to use pre-made). You do not want to go overboard with the mashed potatoes as you still need to get the muffins out of the tin. Place the muffin tin under the broiler until the mashed potatoes are a golden brown (The broiler is super hot because it’s direct heat, I usually keep the oven door open and check every minute to make sure it doesn’t burn). Top with fresh parsley and serve.
We’ve heard adding a dab of gravy with the meat, and then topping with mashed potatoes is yummy! Try cannabis-infused gravy for an extra dose.