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Old 01-17-2021, 10:42 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by farmer-fred View Post
I could go for one of those maybe two. Looks and sounds great. Only thing for me is no catsup but to each his own!!!!!! How about sharing your recipe? Did you cook in your oven or on a smoker or grill.
Thanks for posting

In the oven, I don't know that they'd be good with the smoke.

Here's the recipe for those asking, including the shortcrust pastry for the bottom and flaky pastry for the top.

Aussie meat pies


2 tbsp olive oil
1.5 large brown onions, finely chopped
1kg or 2lbs mince chuck
1- 2 cups beef stock
cup ketchup
4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Vegemite
1 tsp oregano
arrowroot/corn flour and water for slurry
Short crust and flaky pastry
1 egg, beaten with a little milk


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add mince. Cook until partly browned. Add onion. Cook for 3 minutes or until soft.
Add stock, oregano, ketchup, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Vegemite to mince. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add slurry mixture. Simmer for 20 minutes, remove from heat and let the mixture cool.
Preheat oven to 400F. Place a baking tray into oven. Grease 4 base pie pans.
Cut circles from flaky pastry. Line base and sides of pans and trim pastry. Fill with mince. Brush rims with egg wash. Cut circles from short-crust pastry. Place over meat. Press to seal with a fork. Brush with egg. Make a cut in the centre for steam to escape.
Place pies onto hot tray. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.

Shortcrust Pastry

2 cups plain flour
4oz (125g) frozen butter, diced
tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tbsp cold water
squeeze of lemon juice


Place flour, butter and salt in the food processor. Process, using pulse, until butter is cut into the flour and the mixture looks like coarse breadcrumbs.

Mix eggs, water and lemon juice.

With food processor running, pour liquid quickly through feed tube. Do use it all unless its necessary stop pouring as soon as a ball of dough forms around the blade.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour before using.

Flaky Pastry


2 cups all purpose flour (plain flour) plus extra for dusting
Pinch of salt
tsp mustard powder
cup butter, diced
6 tbsp ice water


Sift the flour into the bowl of a food processor with the salt and mustard powder.

Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

With the processor running at the slowest speed, add water, a bit at a time, until a dough ball forms. Do not add too much or the dough will be sticky. You want the dough soft.

Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Roll out dough for recipe very thinly, dusting with enough flour for the dough not to stick.
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