Upper Peninsula Beef Pasties
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Serves: 6 - 10 pasties
Beef pasties made with ground beef, potatoes, rutabagas, carrots and onion filling.
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup lard
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 3/4 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 lb.. potatoes - I like russets for this
  • 1 large rutabaga - peeled
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. Make the pastry
  2. Bring the water to a boil, add the lard and shortening. Add the salt. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. To make the filling
  4. Chop the potatoes, onions, rutabagas and carrots into bite size pieces.
  5. Add the ground beef. mix in. Add the seasonings. Stir in.
  6. Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Roll out on a floured surface, like you would a pie crust. Cut out a 10 inch circle of dough.
  7. Place a portion of the meat mixture on the dough as shown in the picture above.
  8. Fold top over and press edges together to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cut several slits in the top of the dough for the steam to escape. Brush lightly on the tops with the heavy cream.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 - 45 minutes or until they turn light brown.
Recipe by Recipes Food and Cooking at https://recipesfoodandcooking.com/2015/01/18/upper-peninsula-pasties/