Saturday, January 10, 2009

Meat Pie!

Growing up in South Africa I remember the small pies that the stores used to sell, cornish, curry, vegetable etc. I loved these, as a matter of fact in High School I remember walking to town with my friend and we had one every afternoon.

This meat pie reminds me of those but just in a bigger version and it's extremely versatile. My grandmother makes one with just ham and cheese and it's SO good. I like the fact that I can substitute the ground beef for chicken and I can throw in veggies or leave them out....like I said, very easy to change.

Here's the one I fixed for dinner, it always gets rave reviews from the family and the kids devour it, even the pugs beg for a bite LOL

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MEAT PIE

1 box puff pastry, thawed
1 lb ground beef
1 envelope onion gravy
1/3 cup white wine
salt and pepper
Ham slices
Cheese slices (I used Pepper Jack this time)
beaten egg (for brushing the pastry)

In a skillet cook the ground beef, onion gravy and white wine until meat is brown. Don't drain, you'll have a nice moist mixture. Set aside and let cool.

On a cookie sheet (you'll notice I always cover mine with foil, it's just to make it easier for clean up).....open the box of puff pastry and place half of it on the sheet.

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When the meat is cool, spoon onto the pastry to within an inch or so of the edges.

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Add a layer of ham

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a layer of the cheese

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then top with the remaining half of the dough.....pinch the edges to seal

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and then take each corner of the pie and give the dough edge a little twist. It just makes it prettier.

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Brush with the beaten egg

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and bake in a 450ยบ for about 25 to 30 minutes or until puffy and brown. Remove from oven, let sit for 5 minutes and then cut into rectangles.

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7 comments:

  1. OMG!!! This sounds so good!!! Going to put this on my menu for next week!!! YUM!!!

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  2. This really sounds awesome! It took me back, a friend that is from England, makes something very similar with potatoes and ground beef and bacon. So it took me there and I can't wait to make this for the family! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

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  3. Sounds great!! I would love to know the other ways that you "change it up". I love those types of recipes, too.
    Thanks for sharing- I just love your recipes. Your orange chicken is one of my favorite things to make right now!! I've got a few more bookmarked that I haven't gotten around to yet.

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  4. This looks really good and simple too.
    If I keep this up I won't have to meal plan anymore- I'll just make what you're having for supper!

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  5. Another recipe I've saved to try out on hubby! I think he will LOVE this one too!

    Sherry

    frugaldomesticgoddess

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  6. I made this Monday night along with your butter and garlic potatoes. Oh how my family loved it! I will definitely be making it again. Tonight I am making your Pork Sandwiches. I'll let you know how we like those also, but I am sure we will love them. :)

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  7. That looks so good. It now has a spot on my must try list.

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