Savoury Mince Pie Recipe


We Scots love pastry and this Savoury Mince Pie Recipe is one I was brought up with. Mince, or minced beef or hamburger meat, is used in many dishes in Scotland, but a good old fashioned pie is a great filling meal especially in winter months.
It is, of course, quite different from the sweet Mince Pies we serve at Christmas. Scotland has many famous dishes such as Fish and Chips, or the world-renowned Haggis, Shortbread, steak and ale pie, Sliced (Lorne) Sausages, scones , and of course our famous soups such as Leek and Tattie, the fish soup Cullen Skink, or Scotch Broth. Then there are the other delicious recipes with a dash of whisky such as Crannachan or Tipsy Laird or the heavier desserts such as Clootie Dumpling.

But this savoury mince pie recipe is relatively cheap to make and can be served with potatoes and selection of vegetables and gravy or even just chips and baked beans.

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Savoury Mince Pie with potatoes, vegetables and gravy

Savoury Mince Pie Recipe, served with potatoes and vegetables


Savoury Mince Pie Recipe

The Pastry

Ingredients

8 oz (220 g) plain flour
Pinch of salt
2 oz (50 g) softened lard, cut into small pieces
2 oz (50 g) softened butte, cut into small pieces
2 tbs cold water

Method

1. Sift the flour and pinch of salt into a large bowl.
2. Add the lard and butter using a knife to mix itinto the flour until it is blended.
3. Lightly rub the fat into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture is crumbly.
4. Add 2 tbs waters a little at a time, blend the dough together with your fingertips.
5. When enough water is added, the pastry should leave the bowl fairly clean.
6. Put the pastry in a plastic food bag and leave it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to "rest".

The Pie

Ingredients:

1½ lbs. ground beef (hamburger meat)
2 crushed cloves of garlic (optional)
1 large finely chopped onion
1 can Campbell's condensed Golden Mushroom soup
4 Tbs beef stock
1½ Tbs. (4½ tsp.) Worcestershire sauce
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground black pepper
Pastry for top and bottom (using an 8" pie dish)
a few drops of cooking oil (eg olive oil)

Method:

Preheat oven to 400° F / 200° C

1. Brown the onions and garlic in a large skillet on medium heat until caramelized.
2. Leave them in the pan, uncovered, stirring every few minutes until they are brown.
3. Add spices, sauces and soup
4. Simmer the mixture gently for about six to ten minutes, until thoroughly heated.
5. Roll out the pastry and line the greased tin,
6. Add the meat into it.
7. Cover with a second pie shell, trim edges neatly of excess dough with a knife and press the edges of the top and bottom crusts together really well with the back of a fork to seal in the meat filling.
8. Brush the top of the pie shell with a little oil so it browns nicely in the oven, and cut four or five small, decorative slits in the top so the pie can vent as it bakes.


9. Bake in a pre-heated oven. for about 30 minutes until the crust is golden.
10. Serve with potatoes, vegetables and gravy.

Serves 6 - 8.

Hope you enjoy this savoury mince pie recipe!

 



If you like this savoury mince pie recipe, have a look at some of the other recipes:-

Easter Sunday Menu - Have a look at the recipes I've chosen for Easter Sunday - Cream of Carrot & Coriander Soup, Roast Lamb, followed by profiteroles.
Mothers' Day Menu - A simple meal of cottage pie, followed by rhubarb crumble.
Valentine's Meal - Try the recipes I've chosen for Valentine's Day - starting with Smoked Salmon Mousse followed by Steak in a Whisky and Pepper Sauce, and finishing with a delicious Chocolate Cream.
Burns Supper - Look at how this is celebrated and try out the traditional menu of haggis, neeps and tatties.
Tipsy Laird - This delicious whisky trifle (similar to sherry trifle) is traditionally served at a Burns Supper.
Black Bun - This is traditionally served at Hogmanay when bringing in the New Year.
Clootie Dumpling - This rich and traditional dish is a favourite all year round but especially at Christmas time.
Christmas Pudding - This traditional pudding is usually served on Christmas day throughout the UK as well as Scotland.
Christmas Cake - Do try this traditional Christmas cake recipe - another authentic Scottish food recipe!.
Black Bun - This is traditionally served at Hogmanay when bringing in the New Year.
Cullen Skink - This famous fish soup is made with smoked haddock.
Trout in oatmeal - This traditional and famous dish made with local ingredients.
Roast Turkey Recipe - This simple recipe will be ideal for Christmas or Thanksgiving
Roast Venison - Make Christmas, Thanksgiving or other celebration special by serving roast venison to your guests.
Best Scone Recipes - Try the plain, fruit or the cheese scones.
Famous Shortbread Recipes - Have a look at some variations of shortbread recipes.
Haggis - Try this world-famous dish.
Pretend Haggis - If you can't face the 'real' thing, try this easy-to-make pretend haggis recipe.
Forfar Bridie - Try this filling meat 'pastie'.
Raspberry Recipes - See what you can do with a punnet of delicious raspberries, including the famous dessert, Crannachan.
Scotch Broth - See the recipe for hearty Scotch Broth.
Scotch Eggs - A simple recipe for you to try. Can be served hot or cold.
Scotch Pancakes - A quick, inexpensive treat for your guests.
Potato Scones - Serve Potato (or tattie) scone as part of the traditional Scottish Breakfast.
Tablet - Indulge in this delicious, but sweet Scottish confectionery.
Scottish Leek Soup Recipes - Try these two famous Scottish Leek Soup Recipes.
Scottish Lorne Sausages - Try this everyday dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Scotch Pies - This Traditional pie is made with mutton or lamb.
Traditional Fish and Chips in Batter. - If you're visiting Scotland - do try this from a good Fish and Chip Shop. But if you want to make it yourself, here's the recipe. Serve with 'mushy' peas.
Stovies - Try this simple, everyday dish, can be made with lamb, corned beef or even sausages.
Porridge - Try a bowl of this famous Scottish breakfast dish.
Salmon Patties - A variation on the Fish Cake - but using Scottish oats.

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