Traditional Yooper Pasties
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|3 1/2 c||all-purpose flour|
|1 1/2 tsp||salt|
|1 c||cold water|
|1 lb||cooked beef roast, shredded|
|2 large||potatoes peeled and cubed|
|1 medium||onion, chopped|
|1/4 medium||rutabega, cubed|
|1 c||carrots peeled and chopped|
|6 Tbsp||margarine or butter|
|salt and pepper to taste|
Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Oct 2010
I am proud to say that I am a born and raised Yooper, and as such, grew up on these wonderful all in one meals, at least twice a week for 15 years of my life!!! They freeze wonderfully and make for a great "lunchbox meal", as you just remove it, and throw it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, and you have yourself a wonderul satisfying and more importantly, delicious meal in the perfect serving portion!!!
1.In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water until mixture forms a ball. Shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3.In a large bowl, combine meat, potatoes, onion, rutabaga and chopped carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Divide dough into six pieces, and shape into balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 6 inch round. Place approximately 1 cup filling on one half of each. Dot each with 1 tablespoon margarine. Draw the other half of the pastry over the filling. Crimp edges to seal in filling. Prick with a fork and place on prepared baking sheet.
4.Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes - 1 hour, or until crust is a gorgeous golden brown. To achieve the perfect golden brown color, rub each pasty with just a little bit of milk.