January 16, 2012

Mini minced Meat pies

These little pies make for warm, delicious appetizers or dinners on cold,lifeless and snowy nights.

What you need: Makes one 9 inch pic or 6 to 8 mini pies
For the minced meat filling:
2 lb ground turkey/lamb/pork
2 cups red onion, diced
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup peas

1 cup colored peppers, diced
1 tsp yogurt or sour cream
1/2 tsp red chili/cayenne pepper powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
1 egg mixed with a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of water


For the pie crust:
Follow the recipe here

In a thick bottom saucepan, on medium-high flame, add the ground meat and fry until brown. About 3-5 minutes. 

Add in the onions and ginger garlic paste. Once the onions turn transparent. 
Create a pit in the middle of the saucepan, by pushing the meat to the sides, so the oil accumulates in the center.  Scoop out all that excess fat and dispose.

Add in the powders and fry for another minute to get rid of the raw smell of the powders.

Add in the peas, colored peppers, yogurt and salt. Fry again for another 5-7 minutes. 

Turn off the heat and let it cool down to a warm temperature. Set this pie filling aside.

Roll out the pie crust, and place them on the mini pie pans. Cut the edges. 

Fill them with minced meat. Cover another layer of pie crust. if you need to create a lattice pie, check lattice pie directions here.

Give it an egg wash with a brush, just a light coat. 

Put into a preheated oven at 375 degree F for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm, enjoy!