Meat pie is a very common place delicacy that everyone can enjoy and be prepared while at home. This homemade delicacy can be enjoyed alone or with a favorite beverage of your choice.
It is usually filled with mincemeat that packs a lot of nutrients. It is very delicious especially when you are enjoying it as a snack, and it is a wholesome food altogether. You can be sure that your taste receptors are aroused as you bite into the flour of this tasty meat pie because of the alluring flavor of the seasoned meat inside.
WHAT IS MEAT PIE MADE OF
Meat pie is generally made from a combination of flour, well-seasoned beef, diced potatoes, and diced carrots. This food combination gives it a wonderful texture and taste. It is a delicious culinary delight and a solace for the soul. They can be had for brunch, breakfast, or as a snack.
SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKE TASTY HOMEMADE MEAT PIE
Heat your oil. Put your onions and minced meat mix into the heated oil. Do make sure that they fry properly, especially the minced meat.
Put the minced meat to boil with proper seasoning. This should boil for about 10 minutes. Then add your chopped Irish potatoes and diced carrots and allow to boil with your minced meat.
Prepare your flour. Add water, baking powder, and butter. Make sure you mix them properly.
Your mixed dough should be ready by now. Place dough on a flat surface (a baking board preferably) and flatten it with a rolling pin.
Cut the dough into the right sizes. Add your meat filling to the dough and proceed to cover it up. You can apply some design markings to the edges of the dough while making sure it is covered. Lace the edges of the meat pie with egg so that it does not re-open while baking.
To get that deep, rich brown color, paint the entire meat pie with the egg. Place your meat pie on the baking pan after greasing it.
Bake the meat pie for at least 40 minutes until you get that rich brown color. Your tasty homemade meat pie is now ready to be eaten.
HOW CAN HOMEMADE MEAT PIES BE PRESERVED
Homemade meat pies can stay for some time depending on the storage conditions and capacity. Since bacteria grows fast at temperatures ranging from 40°F to 140°F; meat pie may be removed if left for more long hours at room temperature. Freshly baked pie should be kept refrigerated if it’s not going to be eaten immediately.
If the meat pie is properly stored in the freezer, it can still retain its original quality for close to two months and a little more than that. The freezer must be kept frozen at all times to keep the homemade meat pie of good quality and safe eventually.