Pancetta, White Bean, And Swiss Chard Pot Pies - Cook Like A Championcook Like A Champion

Serving 4 people

45 min


  • carrots 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • celery stalks 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • egg 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • flour 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • garlic cloves 3½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • greek yogurt 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ice water 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • low sodium beef broth ¼ cup ice water
  • low sodium chicken broth 1¼ cups low-sodium beef broth
  • olive oil 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • onion 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • red pepper flakes 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • salt Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper ½ teaspoon salt
  • swiss chard Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • unsalted butter 4 cups (8-10 ounces) thinly sliced Swiss chard leaves
  • white beans 3½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • white wine vinegar 13 tablespoons (1 stick plus 5 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • diced pancetta 2 cups cooked white beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 4 ounces ¼-inch-diced pancetta
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How to make it

  1. 1To make the pastry topping, combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add the butter and use your fingers or a pastry blender to work the butter into the flour until it resembles uncooked couscous.In a small dish, whisk together the Greek yogurt, vinegar and water.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and use a spatula to mix together until a rough dough forms. Knead the dough a couple times until a ball forms. Pat the dough into a flattish ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.2To make the filling, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large, wide saucepan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp on all sides, 8-10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove it to a paper towel, then transfer to a medium bowl. Leave the heat on and the drippings in the pan.
  5. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan, if needed, and heat until shimmering.
  6. Add the onions, carrot, celery, red pepper flakes and a few pinches of salt. Cook over medium heat until the vegetables are softened, 7-8 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic and continue cooking another minute.
  8. Add the greens and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until theyre wilted.
  9. Transfer all the vegetables to the bowl with the pancetta and set aside.3Melt the butter in the saucepan over medium-low heat.
  10. Whisk in the flour, then continue cooking for 2 minutes, whisking constantly, until it begins to darken. Very slowly whisk in the broths, whisking constantly. Once youve added about a third of the broth, you can add the rest more quickly. Use the whisk to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.4Stirring constantly, bring the broth mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10-12 minutes, until the sauce is thickened and gravy-like. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Stir in the white beans and vegetable mixture.5
  11. Heat the oven to 37
  12. Divide the filling between four oven-safe 2-cup bowls (youll have about 1 cups of filling in each), then place them on a baking sheet. Divide the dough into four pieces.
  13. Roll each into a round on a lightly floured surface, making sure to roll about 1 inch wider than your bowls.
  14. Whisk the egg wash and brush it lightly around the rim of each bowl (to help hold the crust in place). Drape the pastry over each bowl, pressing gently to adhere.
  15. Brush the dough with egg wash, then cut vents to allow steam to escape.
  16. Bake until the crust is lightly bronzed and the filling is bubbling, 30-35 minutes.