Savoury Meat Pie

Author: Canadian Living

All this rustic pie needs to accompany it is a crisp green salad and your favourite chili sauce, relish or pickle. It offers a delicious change from tourtiere.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Double-Crust Sour Cream Pastry
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg yolk
Filling:
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 cup chopped peeled potato
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups sodium-reduced beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Method

Filling: In shallow Dutch oven, saute beef and pork separately over medium-high heat, breaking up with fork, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to bowl; drain fat from pan.

In same pan, heat oil over medium heat; fry onions, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Add garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, salt and pepper; fry for 5 minutes.

Add tomato paste; fry, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour in beef stock and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, scraping up brown bits.

Return beef and pork to pan. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes start to break down, about 35 minutes. Stir in parsley. Discard bay leaves. Let cool. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate, uncovered, in airtight container until cold; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

On lightly floured surface, roll out half of the pastry to generous 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate; trim even with plate. Brush pastry shell with mustard. Spoon in filling.

Roll out remaining pastry. Whisk egg yolk with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water; brush some over pastry rim. Fit pastry over filling; trim to leave 3/4-inch (2 cm) overhang. Fold overhang under bottom pastry rim; seal and flute edge. (Make-ahead: Wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Brush egg mixture over pastry. Cut steam vents in top of pie. Bake in bottom third of 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C); bake until top is golden, about 1 hour. Let pie cool on rack for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 643 mg
  • Protein 27 g
  • Calories 594.0
  • Total fat 37 g
  • Cholesterol 132 mg
  • Saturated fat 16 g
  • Total carbohydrate 37 g

%RDI

  • Iron 31.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 41.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 46.0
  • Vitamin C 13.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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