Moose Pot Pie

Stew Ingredients:

3 tablespoons oil

1 clove garlic (more or less to taste)

2 pounds moose steak

2 teaspoons salt

1/4 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)

1/4 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.

Pastry: 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.

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