This is The Australian Traditional Meat pie! usually eaten for lunch for just watching the aussie rules footy. You can make 1 big meat pie or more little ones from this recipe!
- Pre-heat oven at 220 degrees Celsius.
- Brown meat and onion.
- Add 3/4 cup of the water, bouillon cubes, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, pepper, oregano, and nutmeg.
- Boil and cover for 15 minutes.
- Blend flour with the remaining 1/4 cup water until it becomes a smooth paste; add to the meat mix.
- Let cool.
- Grease a pie dish and line with puff pastry.
- Add the cooled filling mixture; brush edges of pastry with milk or beaten egg; put the pastry top on; press edges down with a fork.
- Trim edges and glaze top with milk or beaten egg.
- Bake in a very hot oven, 220 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 180 degrees Celsius and bake for 25 more minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve with veggies, fries, or salad.
My boyfriend spent 8 months in Australia studying abroad, and he said that these meat pies were the most authentic tasting ones he had ever had in the states! He tried many times to replicate the traditional aussie meat pies, and this recipe was the one!
I made this last night and it's almost all gone less than 24 hours later! As an Australian living the US (where it's difficult and expensive to get real Aussie pies) I really appreciated this recipe. The steps were easy to follow and create a pie with filling that tastes just like what I was brought up on. I added mushrooms for extra flavour, and next time will try cubed steak instead of mince as another person wrote.
We just finished supper and I had to come here and rave. Soooo yummy! I made the meat mixture last night and today when I got home from work I rolled out the puff pastry and put the whole thing together. Easy as pie!...Updating to offer a variation. Rather than make a large pie out of this I rolled out the puff pastry sheets and using a bowel I cut into circles. I then spooned some of the filling in and folded in half and pinched closed. This yielded exactly 12 single serving pies. I think next time I may try crecent dough. Also wanted to mention that I always use vegetable bouillon cubes rather than beef because I find that the beef is too strong. I also only use 1 tsp of worcestershire sauce for the same reason. Served with mashed potatoes and green beans and the picky 6 year old couldn't get enough for this yummy meal. This is the first time I made this for the kids but it wont be the last. Oh, and we love these with mustard.