Nigerian Meat Pie Recipe
If you came from seeing this picture on Instagram then here is the recipe:
This recipe makes 6 pies, *disclaimer, you can add more or less depending on how many mouths you’d like to feed*
For the pastry:
400g Self Raising flour (For those Gluten Free choose Gluten Free Self Raising Flour) some flour will be needed to sprinkle over the rolling pin.
5 tablespoons of cold water
3 tablespoons of butter
For the filling:
1 teaspoon of salt
1 pack of beef or turkey mince
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon/ a pinch of thyme
1 small red onion
1 egg to glaze the pies
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1 maggi cube/ knorr cube
1 tablespoon of olive oil/any oil of your preference
Optional Ingredients – scotch bonnet, ginger, paprika, pepper and spring onion
Vegan or Veggie? Take out the meat and use what you like!
For the pastry: Mix together the flour and salt in a bowl cut the butter into chunks and add to the bowl or a food processor and mix together using your fingers so that it resembles a crumbly mixture then ad the water and mix.
Add a sprinkle of flour onto your hands and roll the dough into a ball. Place back into a bowl and cover with cling film until you are ready to make the pies.
Chop the onion, carrot.
Peal and boil your potatoes. Once your potatoes are boiled leave to cool, chop the potatoes into small cubes.
Fry the onions, add the beef or turkey into the pan, add the seasoning add the knorr or maggi cube and cook until the meat is brown.
Add the potato, carrot and stir into the meat. Allow to cook for another 10-12 minutes.
Leave the meat to cool.
Preheat the oven to 200C
Dust flour onto a chopping board or your table top surface. Take out the dough and cut into several balls ready to roll out into pies.
Roll out each dough to a round shape and place the meaty mix into each one.
Once you have made all your pies place them onto a try, glaze with egg and bake for 20 minutes/until golden brown.
Leave cool slightly and then it’s time to munch!