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  COOKING TIME

60 minutes

  MAKES

4 – 6

  DIFFICULTY

Easy to Intermediate

  NUTRITION

Treat time

Plate Meat Pie

It’s not gourmet, but a plate meat pie is inexpensive and tasty and just the food you look forward to – why you would buy a frozen one I don’t know. This is a frugal midweek marvel.

 

In today’s podcast, Paul and Diana show you how easy it is to make your own, not to mention so much healthier!

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INGREDIENTS

2 chopped onions

 

 

500 g minced steak

 

Salt and pepper

 

Big Splash of Worcestershire Sauce

 

Beef Stock

 

400 g Plain Flour

 

100 g Lard

 

100 g Butter

 

1 level teaspoon salt

 

Water to mix

PODCAST NOTES

Fry the onion in the oil gently for 5 minutes

 

 

Add the steak and mix well

 

 

Add salt and pepper and the Worcestershire Sauce and cook until the meat changes colour

 

 

Add sufficient water/stock to cover the base and just peep through the meat

 

 

Thicken either with cornflour or gravy mix

 

 

Allow to cool completely

 

 

To make the pastry

 

 

Cube the fat and add to the sifted flour and a teaspoon of salt

 

 

Rub the fat in until you have crumbs

 

 

Add sufficient water to make a moist paste

 

 

Store covered in the fridge until required

 

 

Grease a baking tin or other container for baking – you could simply put a pastry lid on this, as in the photograph above

 

 

Roll out two thirds of the pastry for the base, then spoon the cold meat mixture into the base

 

 

Roll out the top and having moistened the edges, press together with flutes using the fingers or a fork

 

 

Bake in the oven at 190ºC, 375ºF, Gas 5 for 40 minutes, and the pastry should be very golden!

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