Traditional Yooper Pasties

Jennifer McConnell Recipe

By Jennifer McConnell Shutterbug81

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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!!!


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

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef

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Susan Wills Sooshie
Nov 13, 2014
Is the meat cooked or do you put it in raw?
vi mazz vmazz
Nov 14, 2013
Thank you shutterbug 81!
Easy to follow recipe, delicious , and we have some frozen... Won't last long lol!
So we can take it out of the freezer and straight to the microwave, how easy is that for my son
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vi mazz vmazz
Nov 5, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!