FOOD

Nigerian Meat Pies

Pasties ain't got nothing on these Nigerian meat pies!

FOOD

Nigerian Meat Pies

Pasties ain't got nothing on these Nigerian meat pies!

Ingredients

  • Pastry:
  • 400 grams plain flour
  • 200 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika
  • Water
  • Filling:
  • 300 grams mince meat
  • 1 diced potato
  • 1 diced onions
  • 2 diced garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 beef stock cubes
  • Thyme (optional)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Splash of cold milk

Steps

  1. Mix in your butter turmeric, flour, and salt together. It should get to a crumble looking consistency.
  2. Add water gradually and keep kneading until you can roll out, or it can be rolled into a ball.
  3. Cover with film and store in the fridge, until your are ready to use it.
  4. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  5. Start with the potatoes and onions and garlic. brown in a pan with some oil. once they have started cooking through, add the mince. Brown your mince and add the flavourings - salt and pepper, turmeric, beef stock cube and thyme.
  6. Leave to cool slightly.
  7. Take out your pastry and roll flat on a lightly floured surface, add your filing and bunch up. To get the typical meat pie shape, you simply have to use a fork and press it down on the edges.
  8. Before you put your pie in the oven, simply use a pastry brush and cover your pie in an even coat.
  9. Cook for about 20-30 minutes, until golden brown.