Today we have a very very special Nigerian meat pie recipe that claims lots of popularity nowadays. Go ethnic and explore your cooking experience something new. When I prepared it at first, my neighbors like it so much that they want me to share it in my cooking blog.
Recipe of Nigerian Meat Pie
Here I have categorized the ingredient list and the directions so that you can get the correct measurement, and perfect meatpie every time you prepare it. Here is the written recipe.
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Ingredients we Need:
For the Meatpie Pastry:
- 4 cups of all-purpose flour, about 500 g
- 1 cup (200 g) of cold Butter, cubed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp of Kosher Salt
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1/4 cup (60ml) of cold water
For the Filling of Meat Pie Dough:
- 3/4 pound (350g) of Ground beef
- 1 Potato, peeled and diced into small cubes
- ½ cup of Onion, chopped
- ¼ cup of Carrot, peeled and diced
- 1 cup (240ml) of water or beef broth (for better taste)
- 1 tsp of Kosher Salt or to taste
- ½ tsp of freshly ground black pepper or to taste
- 1 tsp of fresh thyme leaves, finely diced
- 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 egg for brushing
How to Make Nigerian Meatpie Step by Step:
Make the pastry:
Step 1: in a large mixing bowl, mix together 4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tbsp of sugar, 1 tsp of salt, and 1 tsp of baking powder. With a whisk mix the dry ingredients finely.
Step 2: Add 1 cup of cubed butter and rub it with the flour mixture until you notice a crumbly texture.
Step 3: Now, beat 2 eggs with ¼ cup of cold water.
Step 4: After that, add the egg-water whisk to the flour mixture, keep mixing them until dough is formed. I warn you not to over mix!
Step 5: Wrap the dough with cling film and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
Make the filling:
Step 1: Take out a large pan and heat 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil on medium-low heat.
Step 2: Descent ½ cup of chopped onion, and saute them for 5 minutes until they get transparent and translucent (not brown).
Step 3: Add ¼ cup of diced carrots, and cook them for 5 more minutes until tender.
Step 4: Then add the ground beef, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until dark brown.
Step 5: Season the filling with salt and ground black pepper as per need.
Step 6: Then add 2 tbsp of flour, and 1 tsp of thyme. Mix them all finely and cook about 2 minutes more.
Step 7: Add the cubed potatoes, after pouring the beef broth or water.
Step 8: Reducing the heat, bring it to a simmer for 15 minutes until it gets thicker and fragrant.
Step 9: Set the oven for preheating at the temperature of 350 degrees F.
Step 10: Dividing the dough into 4 pieces, shape them in your desired size.
Step 11: Now in that shaped pie, place 2 tbsp of meat mixture into the center.
Step 12: Brushing the edges with water, fold over the dough in order to seal with a fork or finger nicely
Step 13: Place them into a baking sheet, and brush with beaten eggs. Bake for 30 minutes until the outer crust gets golden in color.
When done, remove from the oven, and let cool before serving.
Get the flavor of special baked Nigerian meat pie making meatpie at home that is absolutely delicious, and tangy. It takes only 90 minutes to prepare at home. Don’t get bore at home; hence try on new dishes with our creative recipes.