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Beef Meat Pie Recipe

July 4, 2016

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First off would like to wish everyone in the US a Happy fourth of July. Hopefully you are all having the time of your lives with friends and family.

One of my favorite foods I remember from growing up in Zimbabwe are meat pies. This was a lunchtime staple especially for people that are on the go. No mess kinda food. Some people consider it a snack but I think it works well for a light lunch added with some salad or soup. It has the meat, the vegetables and the carbs. What more could you want from a wholesome meal. Every once in a while I get nostalgic and make a bunch of these pies so we can snack/lunch on them over the weekend. My daughter who is 21 months loves them  which make the effort to make them all worthwhile.

Here in the USA I haven’t seen them been sold anywhere and I think consumers are missing out on this delicious staple. The closest things I have seen here that taste like beef steak pies are Beef empanadas and beef pot pies. The meat pies are definitely tastier. Here is a recipe of how to make the Zimbabwean style meat pies: (I don’t make the dough from scratch, I use the pastry dough from Pepperidge Farm which works out very well). If you would like to see a recipe for these with how to make the dough you can look at this.

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1lb sirloin steak cut into tiny cubes or ground beef
  • 3 carrots cubed
  • 1 green red or orange bell peppers
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 potato cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika to taste
  • Pepperidge Farm pastry sheets
Instructions
  1. Mix the meat, the vegetables and add pepper, paprika and salt until the meat and potatoes are well cooked.
  2. Mix the water with flour and pour into the cooking ingredients.
  3. Lightly flour a flat surface and your rolling pin. Roll out your pastry sheet starting from the centre, turning it around. Roll it out to about a quarter inch thick.
  4. Use a round pastry cutter to make the circle and place the filling on one size to allow to fold over.
  5. Moisten the edges with water and fold over. You can use a fork to press the edges.
  6. Place the pies on a lined baking sheet to make for easy cleaning.
  7. Brush the pies with eggs or milk and bake for 45 minutes.

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2 Comments
  1. Would love to try these out if try are better than empanadas. Looks delicious and thanks for sharing recipe.

  2. Wow Patie! You’ve taken me far. Far far back. Meat pies were great. I had a great aunt who visited with one for me every time she came ndiri mudiki.

    I haven’t made them in more than 2 years. I think I’ll make them today. Thanks to you.

    And I won’t do the from scratch thing this time. I’ll do the pastry dough from the store also. It’s more accurate 😄