No housewife need be at a loss for a dish that will tempt her family if she has on hand some left-over pieces of BEEF, for out of them she may prepare a BEEF pie, which is always in favor. Cold ROAST BEEF makes a very good pie, but it is not necessary that ROAST BEEF be used, as left-over steak or even a combination of left-over meats, will do very well.
Cut into 1-inch cubes whatever kinds of left-over meats are on hand. Cover with hot water, add a sliced onion, and cook slowly for 1 hour. Thicken the liquid with flour and season well with salt and pepper. Add two or three potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices, and let them boil for several minutes. Pour the mixture into a buttered baking dish and cover it with a baking-powder BISCUIT mixture. Bake in a hot oven until the crust is brown. Serve hot.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Volume 3: Soup; Meat; Poultry and Game; Fish and Shell Fish (Year 1928)