Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Irish Pasties

OH MY GOODNESS!!! You have to try these, they were so good!! I pretty much love anything with roast meat and potatoes. Two of my favorite meals are roast and beef stew, and I'm gonna have to add this one to the list!!

I found this recipe on favfamilyrecipes

Irish Pasties

1/4 Cup butter, melted
1 pound of shredded beef (I used leftovers from the freezer)
3-4 small/medium potatoes, sliced thin and cooked
Salt and pepper
1 pie crust, recipe follows
beef gravy prepared, recipe follows

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Mix in a large bowl, the potatoes, beef, butter, salt, and pepper. Roll out pie crust and cut in half (I only used one pie crust and made 2 pasties, but the filling would definitely be enough for 4) Put a good amount of filling in each crust, fold over and seal. Place each one on a greased baking sheet. Make a few small slits on the top of each one for the steam to escape. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Take out and brush tops with melted butter. Serve with gravy.

Pie Crust from here

2 sticks (1 Cup) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
2 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
8-10 TBS ice water

Mix flour and salt in a small bowl, add the butter and using a pastry blender chop it in until it resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the water one Tablespoon at a time until the dough begins to gather in large clumps. Divide into 2 equal parts, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Each piece will make a 10 inch pie crust.

Beef Gravy

If you've just made the beef then use the drippings
I used some beef broth (about 1/2 cup)
1 1/2 Cups water
2 TBS corn starch
3+ tsp beef bouillon (to taste)
salt and pepper
a dash of onion powder (not too much!)

Put the water and broth or drippings into a 2 qt sauce pan. Add the beef bouillon, salt and pepper, and onion powder to taste. Mix the cornstarch with a little cold water until smooth. Pour into the pan and bring to a boil, until thickened.


  1. This looks so pro Reagan! Not to mention how yummy it sounds!

  2. Thanks!! They were SO good, ever since I made them I've been craving them! So last night I bought some more roast to cook up! :)