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Old 07-30-2009, 03:28 PM   #11
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i like to use leftover roast beef to make roast beef hash.

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Old 07-30-2009, 03:39 PM   #12
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I had a friend from Germany that made something like this. I think she called them pasties as well. They reminded me of dinosaurs with the finger ridges pressed into them. (I know, but I was a teenager) I have no idea if she used gravy but I do remember the beef and potatoes and onions and perhaps a bit of carrot. WOW were they ever good.

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Old 07-30-2009, 03:46 PM   #13
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There is no definitive recipe for pasties, anymore than there's one for meatloaf or beef stew or chicken soup. And like those dishes, the whole always turns out to be greater than the sum of the parts.

Here's a recipe I found in an old cookbook, with my modifications of the directions. It simple but very good.


3 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
About cup water

1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup cubed potatoes (about " x ")
1 cup cubed carrots (about " x ")
cup finely chopped onion
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1. Prepare pastry from listed ingredients. Divide into six equal
parts and roll each into a 6-inch circle.

2. Brown meat in hot oil; add potatoes, carrots, and onion, salt
and pepper. Cook 5 minutes.

3. Place equal portions of meat filling on half of each circle of
dough. Moisten edges with water, fold over to form
semicircles, and press edges of each semicircle of filled
dough together with the tines of a fork.

4. Place pasties on a baking sheet and bake in 450 degree oven
for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake another 30

5. Serve hot, with ketchup, hot gravy, or mushroom sauce.

Makes six servings.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:00 AM   #14
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A friend of mine says his granny used to make them for him--chopped beef, potatoes, rutabega. No gravy, but his granny used to cut a hole in the top crust when the pasties were almost done, and pour some cream in.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:55 PM   #15
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Thank you Grilling Fool,Your recipe idea was a huge hit here tonight!!! :)

Knowing I can't make a pie crust to save my life.Too lazy to go to the store.I made up a batch of fresh white bread dough.It's a comfortable middle.

I put a Chuck Roast in the crock pot,added 2 packages of Aujus mix,with 4 cups of water. (I know,cheated all over this recipe)

Let it cook on low all night.It was done by morning. Shredded the meat in the crock,then thickened it up with cornstarch.Set it aside.

Diced up a few potatoes,steamed them until done.Added them to the meat mixture. Used the dough to make the rounds.Added a tablespoon or so of the mix,then folded over into pockets,sealed.
Cooked them 30 min @350

It's definitely going to be made here again and often.
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