Saucy BBQ Pies

Just to be clear – BBQ sauce in pies, not pies cooked on a BBQ. Well we didn’t, but I guess if you had a decent supply of cold beer you could.

You will need:

Beef mince, 500 gms
Carrots, 1 chopped
Tin of Diced Peeled Tomatoes
BBQ sauce, 4 tablespoons
Beef stock cube
Plain flour, 1 teaspoon
Frozen peas, 1 cup
Puff pastry sheets

Set the puff pastry sheets out on a cutting board to allow them to thaw. Brown the mince and add the the carrots, BBQ sauce & stock cube. Cook for a minute and then add the tin of tomatoes. After another couple of minutes add the plain flour and allow to simmer over a low heat for five minutes before adding the frozen peas. Allowing the mix to continue on a low heat, using the rim of a glass, cut out pastry circles and mold into the cups of a muffin tray. Ladle the mince mix into cups and then cut out another circle of pastry (with possibly a smaller glass) and cover the pastry cups. You can even crimp the edges if you feel the urge. Cook pies on a moderate heat for about 20 minutes or until pastry looks brown and fantastic and you’re salivating and can’t wait a minute longer. Most of ours came out looking, shall we say, rustic. Suits me. I don’t have to feel so guilty when I destroy them with my fork.

We made 24 mini pies and the kids loved them. Even  enough for their lunches tomorrow. A nice mincy alternative.


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  • Hey Bruce, these look great. Just a thought – 4 tablespoons is the same as 1/3 of a cup, heaps easier to measure out (especially if you intend to double the recipe because you have too many enormous boys!)

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