Picadillo Meat Pies

Picadillo Meat Pie Author: Canadian Living Credits: Picadillo Meat Pie

A picadillo filling of ground beef, tomatoes, olives and spices gives a Latin American twist to a traditional meat pie.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 batches Classic Pastry Recipe (add a pinch of cayenne pepper to each batch)
  • 1 egg beaten
Filling:
  • 1 potato
  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 can tomato mashed
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3/4 cups green pimiento-stuffed olives thinly sliced

Method

Filling: Peel and cube potato. In saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook potato until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and mash; set aside.

In large skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, 5 minutes. Drain off fat.

Add onions, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, allspice and cinnamon; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and tomato paste; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until no liquid remains, about 20 minutes. Stir in mashed potato and olives. Let cool. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Cut out twelve 6-inch (15 cm) circles, rerolling scraps as necessary. Fit half of the circles into six 4-1/2-inch (11 cm) pie plates. Divide filling among pie plates.

Brush each edge of pastry with egg. Top with remaining circles, pressing edges together. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Brush top with egg. Cut steam vent in centre. Roll out scraps and cut out decorative shapes; arrange around steam vent. Brush decorations with egg. Bake in bottom third of 425°F (220°C) oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C); bake until pastry is golden and filling is bubbly, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1207 mg
  • Protein 32 g
  • Calories 745.0
  • Total fat 44 g
  • Cholesterol 186 mg
  • Saturated fat 18 g
  • Total carbohydrate 55 g

%RDI

  • Iron 49.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 40.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 33.0
  • Vitamin C 38.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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