1 box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
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-flavoured broth
1 cup full-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
YIELD 8 servings
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.