Traditional Yooper Pasties

Jennifer McConnell

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@Shutterbug81


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!!!

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Serves:

6

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

3 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
shortening
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

Directions Step-By-Step

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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.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
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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.
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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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef