Up Your Viewing Party Game with Fresh and Flavourful 30-Minute Recipes
— February 4, 2019
Just because Super Bowl Sunday is over, doesn’t mean the food-filled TV viewing parties have to end! Gusto has whipped up a second season of SPENCER’S BIG 30 with fresh episodes beginning Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. ET. In season 2 of the energetic series, Vancouver native and chef, Spencer Watts (WATTS ON THE GRILL) cooks up healthy and hearty full course meals in 30 minutes for about 30 dollars. To prove how efficient his meals are, he cooks the entire meal in one camera shot and although the kitchen may get a little messy, Watts demonstrates how the recipe is fun, and easy to do.
To celebrate the return of SPENCER’S BIG 30, Gusto PR is sharing Spencer’s decadent recipe for Tourtière Pots, a Quebecois classic and a perfect addition to any viewing party.
Yield: 4 servings
1 ½ pounds (680 g) ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 ½ teaspoons (7.5 ml) salt
1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried thyme
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cloves
3 tablespoons (45 ml) flour
1/3 cup (80 ml) beef stock
1 sheet of store-bought puff pastry, dethawed
4 ramekins, for serving
Preheat oven to 425 F (230 C).
Combine beef, onion, garlic, salt, thyme, cinnamon, and cloves in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes. Add flour and stir. Add beef stock and stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until meat is cooked through, about five minutes.
On a lightly floured surface, unroll sheet of puff pastry. Flip a ramekin over, and using its lip as your guide, use a cookie cutter or pastry cutter to cut out a round that is 1-inch (2.5 cm) larger than the mouth of the ramekin. Repeat until you have 4 rounds.
Fill the 4 ramekins with an equal amount of meat. Drape a pastry round over top, then press down firmly where the dough meets the rim. Use a knife to make an X in the middle of the pastry dough so that steam can escape. Repeat until all ramekins are filled and covered.
Bake in oven for 15 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown.
As Spencer would say, “what are you waiting for?” Tune into Season 2 of SPENCER’S BIG 30 premiering on Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. ET on Gusto.