Today, I’m sharing another family favorite recipe…it’s a Homemade Pasty Recipe. They are amazingly good and a perfect recipe choice if you’re looking to stock your freezer with some pre-made meals for your family.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 4 carrots, grated
- 4 potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 large onion, peeled and diced
- salt and pepper
- 1 box rolled pie crusts (usually 2 per box)
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- ice water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef. Chop ends of carrots off and clean. Grate carrots on a cutting board and add to bowl with the meat.
- Peel all potatoes and chop them up into fine squares. Add potatoes to the bowl with the ground beef and carrots.
- Take the skin off the onion and dice into tiny squares. Add to the ground beef mixture.
- Add as much salt and pepper to your liking to the mixture.
- With clean hands, mix ingredients by hand until all ingredients are evenly mixed.
- On a lightly floured cutting board, roll out one pie crust. With a knife, slice the pie crust down the middle. (Each pie crust will give to two good size pasties).
- Place one cup of beef mixture in the middle of one half of pie crust. Push filling down and shape it so that it all stays together. Add a small amount of butter, about half a Tablespoon on top.
- Fold the pie crust over so it looks like your’re making a little pocket. This is also where a little ice water comes in handy. Using your fingertips, wet the sides then push down the pastry. This helps seal and make a pie type edge on it. Push down and fold the sides if you can.
- Repeat with remaining pie crusts until all beef mixture is gone. Carefully place each pasty on an ungreased cooking sheet. Using a sharp knife make five slits on top of each pasty.
- Place in preheated oven and cook for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve for dinner or if you are freezing, allow to cool and store in freezer zip-loc bags. (If you are freezing, I let cool then place entire cookie sheet with pasty in the freezer for 15 minutes. This allows them to firm up a bit so they are not so fragile when putting them in the zip-loc bags).