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Mountain Pepper Family Meat Pie

serves

6

people

Serves

prep-time

15

minutes

Preparation Time

recipe-type

45

minutes Oven

Cooking Time

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp (20 mL) olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 500 g beef mince, lean
  • 1 x 20 g sachet McCormick Native Mountain Pepper Rub
  • 1 medium potatoes, finely diced
  • 1 small carrot, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • ¼ cup frozen peas
  • 3 sheets good quality frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • cracked black pepper and sea salt
  • To serve
  • salad & wedges
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a deep-frying pan over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Add onion and cook stirring for 1 minute, add mince and the spice rub and continue cooking stirring often. Add potato and carrot stirring for 4 -5 minutes until starting to brown. Add flour and continue stirring and cook until mixture darkens, then slowly add ½ cup (125 mL) water and cook stirring for a further 3 minutes until thickened. Stir through the peas and transfer mixture to a bowl and cool completely. (Ideally, but not essential, then chill for 2- 3 hours to allow mixture to firm up).
  2. Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Divide pastry- Brush one sheet lightly with egg wash and top with a second sheet of pastry. Chill for 15 minutes. Then using a rolling pin, roll the doubled pastry sheet out to approximately 2 cm wider on each side.
  3. Place the final square of pastry on a baking paper lined baking tray. Spoon the chilled filling on to the centre of pastry, leveling out and leaving a 2cm border around the edges, brush the edges with a little egg wash. Top with the recently created larger piece of pastry, press into the top and sides of the meat filling and using the tines of a fork press edges and seal. Trim and neaten the edges of any excess pastry. Brush with remaining egg wash and cut a 1 cm steam hole in the centre of the pastry.
  4. Decorate the top with cracked pepper and sea salt. Bake in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes until golden brown. Serve with hot wedges and a green salad.
Recipe Tip

• If you have a household of adults, intensify the Mountain Pepper flavour and use double the quantity of Spice Rub. This is deliciously peppery.

• Why not try substituting the minced beef with minced turkey or chicken? Any alternative minced meat pie would be complimented with the Australian Native Mountain Pepper Spice Rub.

• If the family would prefer corn kernels, swap out the peas.

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