Mince meat pies recipe

  • Makes 12-14 pies
  • 20 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 313 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Combine the meat, cumin, chilli paste, lemon zest and seasoning in a large mixing bowl using your hands to mix well. Heat half of the groundnut oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat and brown the beef all over for 6-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Meanwhile, roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface to 1cm thickness. Use a circular cutter to cut 8cm rounds of the pastry. Place tablespoons of the beef filling in the centre of rounds of pastry and wet the rim of the pastry using the beaten egg and your fingertip.

Fold over in half to create half-moon shapes, then seal well to secure. Crimp the edges and arrange on lined baking trays. Brush all over with the remaining groundnut oil and bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.

Remove and allow to cool a little before arranging in a presentation basket. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 400g ready-made shortcrust pastry
  • a little plain flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 400g beef mince
  • 100ml groundnut oil
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tbsp chilli paste
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • Energy 1300kj 313kcal 16%
  • Fat 24g 34%
  • Saturates 8g 40%
  • Sugars 1g 1%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 15.9g Protein 9.2g Fibre 1g


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