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Fried Chicken

QUICK RECIPES

Beef Pies


Makes 12

  • 1 kg small pieces of steak - Chuck or ask your butcher

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

  • 150 g diced carrots

  • 150 g diced onion

  • 3 cloves garlic crushed

  • 600 ml beef stock

  • 2 tbsp vegemite - optional

  • 2 tbsp flour

  • 1 Tbsp Aroma BBQ Herbs - for the beef browning

  • 2 Tbsp Aroma BBQ Herbs (If you prefer more hot/spicy flavour use Greek BBQ Hot)

  • 4 tbsp oil

  • 125 ml red wine

  • 3 sheets short crust pastry

  • 2 sheets puff pastry

  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • In batches : Season the beef with 1 Tbsp Aroma Greek BBQ and in a heavy bottomed pan fry ½ in 2 tbsp oil until browned, remove and repeat with remainder of beef adding more oil if necessary – set aside until all batches done

  • Separately : Add onion, carrots & garlic and cook for 2 mins

  • Add flour, vegemite(optional) & tomato paste – cook for 1 minute stirring continuously

  • Add red wine, beef stock, Aroma Greek and beef to the pot. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook @ 180c for 60-70mins or until soft

  • Allow the meat to cool for 30-40 minutes before preparing the pastry

  • Grease a muffin tray with plenty of butter

  • Using an 11cm pastry cutter cut 12 rounds from the shortcrust pastry (or cut each sheet into 4 squares) and place into the muffing trays

  • Add the meat mixture

  • Using an 8cm pastry cutter cut 12 rounds from the puff pastry and place on top of the pies.

  • Crimp the edges with a fork and then baste with the beaten egg

  • Cook @ 180c for approx. 30 minutes or until pastry is crispy

  • Serve with tomato ketchup and chips!!!



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