All Easy Recipes. Cook all that you can cook. Meat Pies
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What You Need:            (To Make: 1 pie)
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FOR THE FILLING
  • 2 oz suet or dripping
  • 8 oz raw beef or veal, minced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 red or green pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 oz seedless raisins
  • 2 oz stoned green olives
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

    FOR THE PASTRY
  • 4 oz flour
  • 2 oz butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 small eggs
  • 2 oz lard

  • How To Cook:
    1. Make the pastry in the usual way, roll out 1/8 inch thick and cut into 8 saucer-sized rounds.

    2. For the filling, heat the suet and fry the onion till brown; add the chopped pepper, salt and pepper and fry for 2 minutes.

    3. Now add the meat, raisins, olives and chopped eggs; cook gently for 4 minutes, then leave to cool.

    4. Put an equal amount of pastry filling on each round, moisten the edges and put another round on top; seal tightly.

    5. Bake in a moderately hot oven (425F) for 15 minutes.


     
     
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