The following is a straightforward recipe for preparing a meat pie:
- 1 pound of either ground beef or lamb
- 1 small onion, chopped very finely
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped or minced
- 1 teaspoon of thyme in its dry form
- Various amounts of salt & pepper, to taste
- a half a cup of beef broth
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 defrosted sheet of puff pastry 1 lightly beaten egg
- The ground meat should be browned in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it is cooked all the way through. Remove all of the superfluous fat.
Cook the onion, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper in the skillet until the onion is translucent. Add the onion to the skillet.
2. After incorporating the flour and beef broth into the mixture with a stir, bring it to a low simmer. Cook for around 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sauce has reached the desired consistency.
3. Take the skillet from the heat, and allow the beef mixture to cool down just a little bit.
Turn the temperature in the oven up to 400 degrees F. (200 degrees C).
4. On a surface that has been dusted with flour, roll out the puff pastry to a thickness of approximately 1/8 of an inch. Make circles out of the pastry by using a glass or a cookie cutter in the shape of a circle.
5. Each pastry circle should have 2 teaspoons of the meat mixture placed in the middle of it. The egg that has been beaten should be used to brush down the pastry’s edges.
The filling should be covered by the pastry, and then the edges should be pressed together to seal. To create a seal, crimp the edges of the paper with a fork.
6. Arrange the pies in a single layer on a baking sheet that has been covered with parchment paper. The beaten egg should be painted onto the top of the pies.
Bake the pies for fifteen to twenty minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.