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Beef and pea hand pies

Savoury mince and peas inside flaky pastry creates a tasty meal for the family.

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1.Preheat oven to 200°C. Oil oven trays.
2.Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onion softens. Increase heat to high, add beef; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until beef is browned and cooked through. Add paste, passata and peas; cook, stirring, until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in parsley. Season to taste.
3.Cut each pastry sheet into quarters (you will have 12 squares). Spoon ¼ cup of beef mixture into centre of each square. Brush edges with a little egg; fold pastry in half diagonally to enclose filling, pinch edges to seal.
4.Place pies on trays; brush with egg. Bake about 15 minutes or until browned. Serve with tomato sauce.

Cooked pies can be frozen for up to 3 months.


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