Family Favorite Pasties (Meat Pies)

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By
@Quinnn

These bundles of hot, satisfying yumminess are sold throughout northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan at restaurants and roadside stands. Although there is a great deal of heated family debate over whose are best, you won't be disappointed with these.

The older women (...and men) throughout the region make these by the hundreds at a time to sell for fundraisers, etc.

Give them a try and see why they have stood the test of time for many, many generations.

*** If you don't have time to make your own pie crust, prepared pie crust works fine. My favorite has been Krustatz or Betty Crocker.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

use a prepared 2 crust pie crust or...

CRUST:

2 c
flour
2/3 c
crisco
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
cold water

FILLING:

1 lb
coarsley ground beef or chopped steak
1/2 c
onion, chopped
1 1/2 c
rutabaga
1 1/2 c
diced potatoes
1 1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
1/2 Tbsp
parsley, optional
butter to dot with

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crust:

Cut shortening into flour and salt. Add water just until you have a dough that is no longer sticky (like pie crust). Mix until well blended. Form into 4 balls. (You can chill dough at this point, but I usually don't.) Roll into four 8" circles. Cover with waxed paper until ready to use.
2
Meat Filling:

Combine beef, onion, rutabaga, potatoes, salt, pepper and parsley in a large bowl.
3
Put approximately 1 cup of filling onto right side of dough, dot with butter and fold in half. Brush edges with milk, then crimp edges securely to hold filling while it bakes.
4
Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and cut two or three 1/2" slices in the top to allow steam to escape. Brush with milk, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour or until golden. They will smell AMAZING while baking!
5
Traditionally served with ketchup, although I've also seen them served with gravy... which is another whole, big heated debate!

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