Aussie Meat Pies

Deb Crane

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@songchef

A staple in Australia, this meat pie has a pie crust bottom, and a puff pastry top. These can be easily frozen. Thaw in fridge over night, and heat in a moderate oven for 30 minutes.


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE FILLING

1 1/2 lb
hamburger meat
2
beef bullion cubes
1 tsp
soy sauce
1 1/2 c
water
pinch
nutmeg
2 Tbsp
flour
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c
additional water

FOR THE PIE BASE AND TOPPING

your favorite pie crust recipe or store bought
1 pkg
puff pastry sheet, thawed
1
egg yolk mixed with 1 teaspoon of water to brush on top

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Cook meat and drain.
Add bullion,1 1/2 cups water,salt,pepper and nutmeg. Stir until it boils,reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat.
2
Combine extra water (1/4 cup) with the 2 tablespoons of flour. Blend until lump free. Add this to the meat stirring well until meat boils and thickens.
Add soy sauce and mix thoroughly. Simmer uncovered for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
3
Grease and flour mini pie tins. ( I use foil ones)
Line with pie crust of your choice.
Fill with the meat mixture.
Cut puff pastry to fit over top of pies,sealing the puff pastry to the pie crust around the edges.
Brush tops with egg yolk/water mixture.
4
Bake in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 5 minutes, until golden brown.
Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 10 minutes more.
5
These can be frozen easily. They also stay nicely in the refrigerator for 3 days.
In Australia, they are served with tomato sauce on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pies, Other Snacks, Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Australian