Meat Pies

MEAT PIES!!!!! (Yes I was screaming this in my head). I’ll tell you why.

But first! I have been doing this for a long time and I recently decided to make my food accessible to those around me! Birthdays, office events, small parties, office potlucks, Thanksgiving dinners, private catering? I am your guy!

I started writing this post about two months ago, I didn’t post it because I really wanted to perfect it and make sure the measurements were spot on. I called my mum (shout out Mrs. Smith) and asked her for her meat pie recipe, she wrote it, scanned it and emailed it to me about 3 pages! I wish she was this enthusiastic some years ago when I asked for a second helping of meat from the pot, I wouldn’t have had to stea… nvm.

To today’s recipe. This is a meat filled pastry… (okay Tobi Mr. Obvious). Trust me this recipe is foolproof. I will detail how not to and how to have the perfect Meat Pie.

You will need:

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Filling:

2 Lbs Ground Beef

4 Potatoes

5 Carrots

Bay Leaves

1 Onion Bulb

Seasonings: Thyme, Curry, Garlic powder, Ginger powder

1 Tbsp Salt

1 seasoning cube

Dough:

3 Cups of Flour

150g of Butter

1 Tsp Baking powder

1/2 Tspn Salt

3/4 Cup of Ice cold water

1 Egg

Easy right? Lets begin.

Directions

  1. Pray to the Meat Pie gods to grant you favor. Arrange your ingredients and post a photo on your social media so they know you are about to create magic and this will motivate you to do your best.source
  2. In a pot add your ground beef, chopped up onion, 1 Tspn each of thyme, curry, ginger powder garlic powder, bay leaves, salt, some 1 cup water and your seasoning cube. Cook this for 15 minutes.img_5149
  3. Peel, then chop up your potatoes and carrots as finely as possible and add these to the pot of cooking beef. Let this cook for about 15 more minutes.
  4. When this is cooked, stir it properly.  Mix 3 Tbsps of flour in 1.5 cup of cold water and add this to the pot to thicken it. This prevents having a watery filling and keeps it moist while it bakes.
  5. For your dough, mix flour, baking powder and salt and stir this together well with a whisk. Add your very cold hard butter into the flour and mix till it looks rough
  6. Pour in 3/4 cups of ice cold water gradually and mix till it is all incorporated. Wrap with a film and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes then bring it out and let it sit for another 10 minutes.
  7. Roll the dough out on a flat surface. My mum used to use a fork to seal the edges but I use a dough press set because it is cute, I am lazy and it also makes really firmly sealed pies (these people need to pay me for this promo). Before you seal your pies brush the edges with egg wash.
  8. Place your pies on a tray and brush with egg wash. Set in the fridge for about ten minutes then make holes on them with a fork. This prevents it from opening up while baking. Bring it out the fridge then brush again with egg wash (this makes it shine briiighttt like a diamond or Fenty beauty highlighter) then bake for 35-40 minutes on 350F. img_5390
  9. And, you  have your beautiful shiny meat pies! Enjoy!

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26 thoughts on “Meat Pies

  1. Couple of questions
    What’s temperature should the oven be set to? 350°?
    Did you mix the yolk in with your egg wash? And how much water did you mix it with?

    P.S You’re doing something with this blog!

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  2. You make this look so easy. I’m so stressed looking at the instructions. You didn’t say what the measurement of the water and butter should be and the temperature of the oven.
    Great job and the meat pies look deliciouso.

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  3. You make this look so easy. I’m so stressed looking at the instructions. You didn’t say what the measurement of the water and butter should be and the temperature of the oven.
    Great job and the meat pies look deliciouso.

    Like

  4. Thank you for this recipe.
    Always wondered how you get a smooth dough.
    I’m definitely trying this soon.
    Fenty Beauty Meat pie for the Win! 🙌 😋

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