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Recipe: Party Pies

Posted by on January 27, 2008

Since discovering how easy it is for me to guess/invent/make up good pie filling recipes, I decided to make some party pies for Australia Day yesterday. It turned out so well (and much tastier than the pre-packaged store-bought stuff you get), I decided to share the recipe. 

500g beef mince
1/2 brown onion, chopped
1 cup brown onion gravy
2 tblsp barbecue sauce
2 tblsp corn flour
1 tsp basil
3 sheets shortcrust pastry


1. Cook onion in fry pan until browned and soft. Add mince and cook until browned. Stir in basil, gravy, barbecue sauce. Then add corn flour and mix in until thickened.

2. Pre-heat oven to 200°C. Spray a muffin tray with cooking spray. Cut an equal number of 10.5cm and 8.5cm diameter circles in the pastry. Remove excess pastry, knead, and roll out to make a few extra pies. Line muffin tray with the 10.5cm circles, making sure that some of the pastry sits around the outside of the holes. Bake in oven for 3 mins.

3. Fill the pastry bases with the meat mixture and cover with 8.5cm circles, making sure to connect the uncooked pastry with the cooked pasty. Return to oven for 15 mins.

Makes ~10-11

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Dominica has a strong interest in exploring diversity in media, seeing people subverting corporate control of creativity through crowdfunding and indie publishing, and spending as much time as she can travelling the world and discovering culture. This is what she most regularly blogs about. In her spare time, Dominica is primarily focused on long-form improv theatre, and writing and publishing speculative fiction. You can find links to some of her free and published stories and screenplays on her writing page, or check out her pirate time-travel novel Adrift. Though born and raised in Australia to American parents, Dominica lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 2008-2014, until she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She also has a background in web programming, filmmaking, and stand-up comedy. For more information, check out her about page, or any of the specific pages about her various creative pursuits in the links at the top of the page.

One Response to Recipe: Party Pies

  1. Catherine

    Thanks for sharing such great pie recipe.

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