Recipe

Party pies

  • 1 hr 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 24 Item
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Ingredients

Party pies
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 rashers rindless bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 750 gram beef mince
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 2 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 6 (sheets) frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed
  • 3 (sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • tomato sauce, to serve

Method

Party pies
  • 1
    Preheat oven to hot, 200°C (180°C fan forced). Lightly grease 2 x 12-hole muffin pans.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a large saucepan on high. Sauté bacon and onion for 3-4 minutes until onion is tender. Add mince and brown well for 4-5minutes, breaking up the lumps with the back of a spoon.
  • 3
    Blend in flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually stir in stock, tomato paste and rosemary and bring to the boil, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until mixture reduces and thickens. Transfer to a large bowl. Cool for 10 minutes and then chill in fridge until cold.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, using a 10cm cutter, cut 24 rounds from the shortcrust pastry sheets. Ease into each muffin hole. Using an 8cm cutter, cut 24 rounds from the puff pastry sheets. Spoon 2 tablespoons filling into each shell and brush edges with a little egg. Top each pie with puff pastry rounds, pressing edges to seal. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • 5
    Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and puffed. Rest in pan for 5 minutes before serving with tomato sauce.

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