I use a similar recipe for Forfar Bridies. For more flavor, I add dry mustard and Worcestershire sauce. I use ground beef since I do not care for lamb. I also do not add water to the meat mixture but do add a 2 T butter to add a bit of fat and flavor to the meat. I also use 2 teaspoons salt in the pastry dough but do not add any salt to the meat mixture. Serve with steak sauce.
Just cooked some I had set up in the freezer. The taste was good but bland (and I had minced up 6-7 garlic cloves into it after reading the other review. I'll definitely make them again, but I will add some form of sauce or marinade to the lamb to punch up the flavor.
Very good easy recipe,although a bit bland. I added garlic and chopped spinach to the mix and served with sour cream --- Yum--DG