Recipe by NotQuiteVegetarian
This recipe is from the Pampas Pastry website. It passes the Susan test for a five star recipe - easy, delicious and looks good too! These pies freeze well. Prepare up to the baking stage, then freeze. Cook from frozen on the day they are required. Hope you enjoy your Aussie Meat Pie - maybe enhanced with a glass of Coonawarra red! Edited to add - some grated/shredded cheese could be added to the mince mixture to make a cheese and mince pie, as per Perfect Pixie's review - great idea - thanks PP!
Top Review by niecyg
I have made this recipe many times, my son doesn't like onion, ( it's a texture thing) but I substitute the diced onion for onion powder and he has never complained, I make them sometimes in the electric pie maker and then freeze them for snacks while watching the football, always a huge hit. Thanks Sussan :)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 500 g lean ground beef
- 1 cup water
- 2 beef bouillon cubes, crumbled
- 1⁄4 cup tomato sauce (ketchup)
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground oregano
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons plain flour
- 1 sheet shortcrust pastry, thawed
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- beaten egg, for glazing
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook onion and meat until meat is well browned. Add 3/4 cup water, stock cubes, sauces and seasonings, bring to the boil, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
- Blend flour with remaining water to make a smooth paste. Add to the meat and bring to the boil, stirring continuously; boil 5 minutes, cool.
- Line a lightly greased pie plate with the shortcrust pastry.
- Spoon in the cooled meat filling.
- Moisten edges of pastry base with water. Top with puff pastry sheet, pressing down gently to seal edges. Trim and score edges. Glaze.
- Bake in very hot oven for 15 minutes, reduce to moderately hot and cook a further 25 minutes or until pastry is goldn.