Beef Cobbler is one of those comfort foods I absolutely love. I can eat this every day during the fall and winter. I love Beef Pot Pie, Chicken Pot Pie or Chicken Cobbler. Anything with rich, creamy gravies mixed with vegetables and meat and then topped with biscuits is terrific in my eyes. 🙂
This is the tale of a colossal fail and a fantastic success. I tried to make the first version with gluten free biscuits. However, they ended up tough and it just wasn’t what I was hoping for. I served it for our Friday night care group, and was so saddened when it didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked. But thankfully, someone else had brought Chicken Tortilla Soup that night so we didn’t go hungry!
So I scrapped the idea of going gluten free 🙁 . In my second try, I made regular drop biscuits that were amped up with cheese and seasonings. I also eliminated some of the ingredients I had used in the filling part of the first version that were similar to my Chicken Cobbler recipe. The addition of cream just didn’t work with beef. I took out a few things and added a few things. 🙂
My second version of this recipe turned out a lot better than the first! This time the recipe came together like clockwork and turned out great. While I don’t eat a lot of gluten these days, I do splurge every now and then. This was one of those occasions when I splurged.
I had made Prime Rib Roast for Thanksgiving and again in December last year. I had some leftover meat that I needed to use up and that’s when this recipe was born. I seasoned the beef filling with some of my favorite herbs: thyme, marjoram and parsley. Then added Liquid Smoke to give it that kick it needed. I tossed in lots of veggies like carrots, peas, bell peppers, onion, garlic, leeks and celery to provide flavor and vitamins. I topped it all with melt-in-your-mouth cheesy biscuits. (Yes, I was in seventh heaven).
The second result was succulent and sumptuous. It was certainly perfect comfort food this time of the year. If you’re looking for your version of comfort food, then give Beef Cobbler a try. The biscuits alone are worth a try. 🙂 I found this entree so hearty, filling and totally satisfying. (Sigh.) I think it’s time for another round. 🙂
Beef Cobbler will make your heart sing. 🙂
This beef entree is so comforting during cold, winter nights.
Every bite of Beef Cobbler will have you salivating.
This biscuits are amazing too. They’re filled with cheddar cheese, garlic powder, thyme, parsley and chives. The amped up flavors turn dull, lifeless biscuits into sensational!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients to make the beef filling. The mason jar contains pink Himalayan sea salt. The measuring cup contains unbleached flour.
Melt butter in a large enameled cast iron Dutch Oven. (I love enameled cast iron. It’s my favorite surface to cook in.) Add carrots, celery, onions, red bell pepper, leeks and garlic.
Saute about 10 minutes until carrots are fork tender.
Add peas. Stir to combine.
Sprinkle flour over top of veggies. Stir to combine and allow to cook about 1-2 minutes.
Add beef broth.
Stir to combine.
Add pink Himalayan sea salt, pepper, marjoram, parsley and thyme. Add Liquid Smoke.
Stir to combine and heat through about 5 minutes until mixture thickens. Stir continuously.
Stir to combine and heat through.
Grease an 8×12″ glass baking dish. Add beef mixture. Set aside while preparing biscuits.
I used these ingredients to make the biscuits.
Place flour in a mixing bowl. Add pink Himalayan sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme and parsley. Stir ingredients to combine.
Add cheddar cheese, fresh snipped chives and 2% milk.
Stir ingredients to combine.
With a large 1/4 cup cookie scoop, scoop biscuit mixture.
Place biscuit mixture on top of beef filling. I actually had enough biscuit mixture to make 14 biscuits so I cooked the other two biscuits separately.
Bake at 400 degrees for 18-23 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cooked through. I insert a toothpick in one down to the bottom of the biscuit to see if the dough is cooked through or still doughy.
Beef Cobbler is one of those foods you can never get enough of.
Your family will love eating Beef Cobbler on Saturday nights after a hectic day at sporting events with kids.
Beef Cobbler is hearty, filling and so, so satisfying.
(My own concoction)
I love cheesy biscuits and these are wonderful.
Time for a forkful of Beef Cobbler before I pass out! 🙂