MEAT PIE

 MEAT PIE.

MEAT PIE

A meat pie is a pie with a filling of meat and often with other savory ingredients. They are found in cuisines worldwide. Meat pies are usually baked, fried, or deeply fried to brown them and develop the flavor through the Maillard reaction. Many varieties have a flaky crust. 


INGREDIENTS:


FOR THE PASTRY:


4 cups (500g) all-purpose flour

200g cold Butter, cubed

2 Eggs

1 teaspoon Salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup (60ml) cold water


FOR THE FILLING:

•3/4 pound (350g) Ground beef

1 Potato, peeled and diced into small cubes 

1 Large Onion, chopped

1 Large Carrot, peeled and diced

1 cup (240ml) Water/beef broth

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

1 teaspoon Thyme

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons Oil

1 egg for brushing


HOW TO PREPARE:


-Make the pastry: in a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. 

-Add cubed butter and rub it with the flour until you get a crumbly texture.

-Beat 2 eggs with cold water and add it to the flour mixture, mix until dough is formed. Cover for 30mins. 

-Make the filling: in a large pan heat oil. Add onion and sauté for 5-6 mins. 

-Add minced carrots and cook for 3-4 mins. 

-Add the meat, breaking it apart, for 4-5 mins; Season with salt, pepper, thyme, and flour.

-Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out a round shape with your desired size. 

-8. Place about 1-2 tablespoons of the meat mixture in the center and fold over the dough. Seal it with your fingers or with a fork. Poke the pies with a fork to create a steam outlet.

-Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden. Cool barely before serving.

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