Recipe

Mini meat pies

Whether you're hosting a party or serving up an after-school snack, a platter of homemade party pies is a guaranteed winner. Savoury, gravy-rich meat wrapped in flaky pastry, what's not to like?

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 10
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Photographer: Teny Aghamalian, Stylist: Louise Bickle

Ingredients

Pastry
  • 1 3/4 cup (350g) rice flour
  • 1/3 cup (50g) (corn) cornflour
  • 1/3 cup (40g) soya flour
  • 200 gram cold butter, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) cold water, approximately
Mini meat pies
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium brown onion (150g), chopped finely
  • 2 rindless bacon rashers (130g), chopped finely
  • 350 gram beef mince
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup (35g) arrowroot
  • 2 cup (500ml) gluten-free beef stock
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly

Method

Mini meat pies
  • 1
    Heat oil in medium saucepan; cook onion and bacon, stirring, until onion softens and bacon is browned. Add beef; cook, stirring, until browned.
  • 2
    Add paste and blended arrowroot and stock; bring to the boil stirring. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is thickened. Cool.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, to make pastry, process flours and butter until mixture is fine. Add enough of the water to make ingredients come together. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Oil 12 x 1/4-cup (60ml) foil pie cases (7cm diameter top, 5cm diameter base); place on oven tray.
  • 5
    Roll pastry between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick; cut 12 x 9cm rounds from pastry. Ease pastry rounds into cases; press into base and sides. Spoon beef mixture into pastry cases; brush edges with egg.
  • 6
    Cut 12 x 7cm rounds from remaining pastry; place rounds on pies, press pastry to seal edges. Brush pies with remaining egg; cut two small slits in top of each pie.
  • 7
    Bake pies about 25 minutes.

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