Belizean Meat Pies

Recipe by PanNan
MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the first 9 ingredients (through the habanero pepper) in a deep skillet over medium heat. Brown, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the pastry dough by combining the flour, baking powder, salt and shortening and mixing until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Slowly add 1 tablespoon cold water at a time, incorporating after each addition, until the mixture comes together in a firm ball. It should not be sticky. Divide the mixture into two discs and let rest for about 15 minutes before rolling out into a round about 1/8 - 1/4" thick. Cut out twelve 2 1/2 - 3" circles in each round.
  • Place a circle at the bottom of each muffin well in a 12 muffin tin and press lightly along the bottom and sides to form the pie bottoms. Place the meat mixture in each pie bottom leaving about 1/4 " of dough above the filling on the sides. Place a circle on top of each filled pie and crimp to seal the edges. Pierce a small hole in the top with a knife point to allow steam to escape while baking.
  • Bake the pies at 350 degrees F for 15 - 20 minutes until nicely browned. Let cool until they can be handled and serve.
Advertisement