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Meat Pie

Meat Pie Recipe

A meat pie is a pie with a filling of meat and/or other savory ingredients. They are popular in United Nations of America, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.

Ingredients:

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(Meat Pie Serves 4 person)

Crust:
— 200 g flour
— 100 g shortening
— 50 g lard
— 50 g scraped suet
— water

Filling:
— 600 g coarsely ground beef
— 4 medium potatoes, diced
— 1 large onion, chopped
— 50 g rutabaga (swede), diced
— 1 carrot, diced
— salt and pepper

Meat Pie
Meat Pie

Meat Pie Recipe

Procedure:

(1) Begining to make Meat Pie … Put the flour in a bowl and cut in the shortening, lard, and suet. Add just enough water to make a soft dough.

(2) Divide the dough into four parts and roll out each piece into a circle about the size of a dinner plate.

(3) Crumble the meat into a bowl and stir in the potatoes, onion, rutabaga, and carrot.

(4) Divide the mixture into four parts, putting some on one side of each piece of dough. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

(5) Fold the pastry over the filling to make half-moon shaped pies. Seal the edges and cut a couple of small slits on the top.

(6) Bake on a cookie sheet at 190 deg. C for 30 to 35 minutes, then reduce heat to 175 deg. C and bake 15 more minutes.

Meat Pie Rating

Difficulty: Moderate.
Time: 30 minutes preparation, 1-hour cooking and cooling.
Precision: Measure the crust ingredients.

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Regional variations of meat pie

The Natchitoches meat pie is one of the official state foods of the US state of Louisiana. Natchitoches is a town in Louisiana, the name is pronounced Nack-a-tish. Meat pies are not common in most US cuisine, in contrast to the popular pot pies, though the distinction isn’t very well defined.

Latin American meat empanadas may be pies or more often pasties; different pastry shells and fillings are used, and they may be baked or fried. Empanadas usually contain lots of onion and green or red pepper, in combination with meat or fish. Empanada dough takes many forms, from those made with cornmeal to puff pastry. Ground beef with olives, fried egg, pulled pork, diced steak, even cheese, and salami are used in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Peru for example.

Other well known varieties of meat pie include British meat pies, French-Canadian meat pie, and the Australia and NZ meat pie. An Irish meat pie is the Steak and Guinness Pie which consists of Round steak with Guinness Stout Beer, bacon, and onions. It is served with potato chips and vegetables and is very popular in Irish Pubs in Australia. In both Australia and New Zealand, the meat pie is a common convenience food often found in petrol stations and convenience stores and in New Zealand was once sold in a chain of fast-food restaurants.

The Nigerian “meat pie” is similar to the Jamaican beef patty. It can be baked or fried, and the filling can be almost anything from corned beef (the most widely used) to just onions and tomatoes.

Middle Eastern meat pies are called sfiha and contain ground beef, olive oil, plain yogurt, tahini, allspice, onion, tomatoes and pine nuts. Greek meat pies are called kreatopita and contain ground beef, onions, and feta cheese. The filling for kreatopita is wrapped in phyllo dough. Indian meat pies are called samosa and usually contain peas, spiced potatoes, coriander, lentils, or ground beef or chicken and are often served with chutney.



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