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Aussie Meat Pies Recipe tested
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created: 2013/01/24 changed: 2014/01/22
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Ingredients

Portions6 portion(s)
Iced Puff Pastry

  • 90 g ice cubes
  • 180 g unsalted butter, , frozen, roughly chopped
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt
Pie filling

  • 2 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley, , leaves only
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 500 g beef fillet steak, , cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Vegemite
  • 100 g button mushrooms, , thinly sliced
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • tomato ketchup, to serve, (see general tips)
Pastry

  • 1 qty shortcrust pastry, (see general tips)
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20m
Preparation 20m
Baking/Cooking
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Difficultymedium
For Thermomix-Users with some experience
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Recipe is created for
 
 Thermomix ® TM 31

Recipe's Preparation

Iced puff pastry

1.

Place ice and butter into mixing bowl and chop 15 sec/speed 10. Scrape down sides of bowl.


2.

Add flour and salt and mix 5 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl, then knead 2 min/Closed lid/dough mode.

Wrap pastry in plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes before using.



Pie Filling

3.

Grease a large (Texas-size) 6-hole muffin tray and set aside.

Place parsley into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7. Set aside.


4.

Place garlic and onion into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides of bowl.

Add oil and sauté 3 min/Varoma/speed 1.


5.

Add cornflour, beef, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Vegemite, mushrooms, ​black pepper and reserve parsley,

and cook 10 min/100°C//speed 1. Allow to cool completely before assembling pies.


6.

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Roll out the shortcrust pastry to a 2mm thickness and line prepared muffin tray. Roll out again and cut six pieces to size to double-line the base of each pie. Place lined tray into the freezer for 15 minutes.

Once chilled, fill each pie shell with cooled beef mixture.


7.

Roll out iced puff pastry to a 5mm thickness and cut into 6 round pieces to form the top of pies. Seal pies by pressing around the edges. Slice across top of each pie to form a slit in the pastry and bake 30-35 minutes, or until golden and puffy. Allow to cool slightly before removing from tray.



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Recipe's preparation

Iced puff pastry

1.

Place ice and butter into mixing bowl and chop 15 sec/speed 10. Scrape down sides of bowl.


2.

Add flour and salt and mix 5 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl, then knead 2 min/Closed lid/dough mode.

Wrap pastry in plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes before using.



Pie Filling

3.

Grease a large (Texas-size) 6-hole muffin tray and set aside.

Place parsley into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7. Set aside.


4.

Place garlic and onion into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides of bowl.

Add oil and sauté 3 min/Varoma/speed 1.


5.

Add cornflour, beef, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Vegemite, mushrooms, ​black pepper and reserve parsley,

and cook 10 min/100°C//speed 1. Allow to cool completely before assembling pies.


6.

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Roll out the shortcrust pastry to a 2mm thickness and line prepared muffin tray. Roll out again and cut six pieces to size to double-line the base of each pie. Place lined tray into the freezer for 15 minutes.

Once chilled, fill each pie shell with cooled beef mixture.


7.

Roll out iced puff pastry to a 5mm thickness and cut into 6 round pieces to form the top of pies. Seal pies by pressing around the edges. Slice across top of each pie to form a slit in the pastry and bake 30-35 minutes, or until golden and puffy. Allow to cool slightly before removing from tray.



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Tip

See the Everyday Cookbook  for Tomato ketchup and Shortcrust pastry recipes.

Roll out, wrap and freeze any leftover pastry to use at a later date.
If you prefer your meat filling to have a finer consistency,  pulse two times1 sec/Closed lid/Turbo, before adding in step 5.

 

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Tip

See the Everyday Cookbook  for Tomato ketchup and Shortcrust pastry recipes.

Roll out, wrap and freeze any leftover pastry to use at a later date.
If you prefer your meat filling to have a finer consistency,  pulse two times1 sec/Closed lid/Turbo, before adding in step 5.

 

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COMMENTS (28)

Hi Nicole, you can simply leave it out if you prefer.

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I made this the only thing my partner didn't like was the vegimite, so any suggestions as to what i can use in place of this  please. overall he said i could make it again without the vegimite Puzzled

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Delicious. Made 6 good size pies. Took another posters advice and blitzed the meat at the end. Still had a good chunk about it. Leaned a little but I didn't seal overly well.  Kids ate every bit of them and had no clue they contained mushrooms. Will make again.  

These were delicious! I added carrot and celery to the onion and garlic. Used stewing meat, and blitzed it on speed 9 for 2 seconds when it had finished cooking. Fabulous recipe, will definitely make again!

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very nice, the top pastry was good, and much easier than the tm rough puff (which i havent made yet to compare taste)

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Love these meat pies!!!

Consultant based in Whyalla S.A.

Very nice, my family loved them.

Any simple hints on cutting pastry to fit muffin holes? Thanks

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Next time I make this I will leave out the soy sauce and reduce the amount of Vegemite and Worcester sauce because we found it to be way to salty for our taste. Though for my first go at making a pie completely from scratch I have to say I was surprised at how easy it was.  

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Loved this recipe, made the pastry too

Thermomix Consultant from Loxton, Riverland, South Australia

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The pastry was really nice texture although that and the filling were both too salty. I would still make them again though as they were very nice, I would just adjust the salt and sauces,

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I also used shop-bought pastry and cooked these in my pie maker - perfect!  I added peas and corn (about 3/4 cup) instead of mushrooms, and they were great! Made 7 pies in a standard 2 pie maker.

 

Beautiful  filling for traditional meat pies! I skipped the mushrooms and made with pre-purchased pastry in my pie maker.  I also shredded the meat a little at the end as Allison73 suggested. Only thing I'll change next time is a bit less vegemite. I found it just a little overpowering in this quantity. Definitely a keeper, thanks for sharing Smile

Made as a family sized pie and it was delicious. 

I cheated too and used bought ready rolled pastry.. I added peas, lil bit of salt, a splash of red wine, more mushrooms & cornflour.. i made individual pies in the pie maker... YUMMO

Made these last night but cheated & used shop bought pastry. Made individuals pies instead of one big one. Will add some peas into the next bathch I make. But very tasty none the less!

Hi Karen, it sounds like your pastry was perfect! The puff pastry should form 'breadcrumb like' balls which when tipped out onto the matt can be lightly pressed into a shape which holds together. It is these balls that give thepastry it's flaky texture.

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I'm not sure if I was doing something wrong or not, but when kneading the puff pastry, it stayed in the form of breadcrumbs rather than form together in a dough like ball. I kneaded again for another two bouts of 2 mins but it still didn't make a lot of difference, so I ended up kneading it a bit by hand to form a ball. I haven't used it yet as ran out of time so it's stil in the fridge, but did anypne else have that problem or is that what it's supposed to do!

So many recipes to try, but so little time!

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I love this recipe. I add carrot and celery to the garlic and onion and sautée, then when the meat is cooked I blitz it on 9 for about 2 sec so the meat is shredded. It's easier for my 2 year to eat then, not so chunky. Plus to buy puff pastry. Smile

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Smile I cheated too and used bought ready rolled pastry and cooked in pie machine : kids loved it and very quick tea. Thanks for posting!

Hi Tracy, you will have pastry remaining once you have lined the muffin tins. This is then re-rolled to create the circles to double line the base.

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?? Roll out the shortcrust pastry..line the muffin tray....then 'Roll out again'. ???

Does this mean you should have halved the qty of pastry in the first place? I've never double-lined a pastry case before. 

Bit hard of understanding today   Wink   Can you make that instruction clearer please?

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Loved it, so did my kids, which is a bonus!!!! I put in mixed veggies like carrot peas and corn. I used shop brought puff pastry for the top, which makes it quicker to assemble.  Also I used rump steak so I cooked it for about 15mins longer and then when it was cooked I turbo pulsed it for 2 secs, but be careful because its hot, so I placed my hand on the mc. Doing this way it made the meat shredded so it was like pulled pork.....YUM!!!! Will make a double batch next time to freeze!!!! Thanks for sharing xx Smile

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I have made these a couple of times, and my kids love them.  They are delicious.  I always make them in a muffin tin so that I can pack them in lunch boxes too.  Thanks for sharing the recipe.

I made these for Australia day. Totally delicious. The whole family loved them. I didn't double line them. I recommend if making these for hungry kids you do the majority of the cooking in the morning and then just put them altogether in the evening as they are quite time consuming to make.

I made the filling today for dinner but made it up as a single famiily pie using a different pastry recipe. (but I will have a go with the individual ones another day).  Yummy filling.  Thank you so much!

Hi, I concur with Panoukas query, wonder why the need to double line the base of the pies. I plan to try these for Monday,  all the grand kids coming for lunch.  Thanks for posting the recipe:)

 

Chef rhonda

 

I am going to try these for sure, just wondering the reason why the bottom is double lined? I am just worried the pastry may not cook through or be too thick. Great recipe though and love the method of the pastry. I will get my grandchildren to taste test and give you a score.