a 4 & 20 meat pie

Categories
Down under
Beef
Yield
12 servings
MeasureIngredient
8 ounces Flour
½ teaspoon Salt
12 ounces Puff pastry
1 pounds Minced beef
"cube" beef stock
1 teaspoon Salt
  Pepper to taste
¼ pint Water
2 ounces Beef drippings
  Beaten egg for glaze
½ pint Water
1 pinch Nutmeg
3 tablespoons Flour
  Brown food coloring

BASE

TOP

FILLING

Mix all base ingredients thoroughly. Roll out to about ⅛" thickness.

Roll out puff pastry to ¼" thickness.

Saute the beef. Dissolve the stock cube in the water, add to beef.

Season to taste. Sprinkle with flour and cook till flour is browned and incorporated well. Adjust seasoning and coloring to taste.

Make pies by putting scoops of about ¼ cup on the base crust. Egg glaze around the filling and top with the puff pastry, using the egg glaze as a "glue" (try not to leave large air pockets). Cut around the filling, creating individual pies. Brush the top with more egg glaze for color and bake at 350 degrees till puffed and browned.

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