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West African Meat Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy West African Meat Pie recipe? Learn how to make West African Meat Pie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by warmspice

Makes 14 servings



Makes 12 to 14 meat pies. I think this is an adaptation of an Irish meal. I modified this recipe from a West African recipe book by Dokpe Ogunsanya. I think the dough is a little too hard and needs baking SODA instead (or more baking powder). The original recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon baking POWDER. For some reason just eating one meat pie makes me gain weight literally overnight. I will just be cooking this for my daughter.

Recipe Ingredients for West African Meat Pie


Meat:
1 lb ground turkey, chicken, or beef
1 onion, chopped
1 bouillion stock cubes 10g, maggi, knorr or other brand
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 (15 oz) diced tomatoes, canned or 1 fresh
1/2 teaspoon of salt, table

Dough:
6 cups flour
6 oz margarine, melted which is 1.5 sticks
1 teaspoon baking SODA
1 cups water
1/4 egg, beaten for glaze and shine

Recipe Directions for West African Meat Pie

  1. MEAT: Cook ground meat, 1 bullion cube, 1/2 of chopped onion, and 1/2 of spices (1/4 teaspoon each of curry and black pepper) on medium high heat until browned. Drain off oily fat if needed.

  2. Add the other 1/2 of onion, 1/2 can of diced tomato or 1 fresh. Add the other 1/4 teaspoon of curry and black pepper. Add 2 more bullion cubes. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes.

  3. PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 degrees F.

  4. PIE DOUGH: In large bowl mix flour and baking powder. Rub melted margarine into flour with a fork until it looks like bread crumbs. Make a well in the center and pour in 1-1/2 cups of water. Fold in the flour to form a paste and then a dough. Add water 1/4 cup at a time if needed to get a dough consistency. Add a little flour if necessary and knead dough. To knead, fold dough over and mush with fists and repeat several times.

  5. Take handfuls of dough to make 12 to 14 small balls. Roll out one into an OVAL shape on floured surface, add about 2 regular spoons of the meat mixture, and dampen edges with water or egg glaze. Fold dough in half over the meat mixture to make a half oval shape and seal with fork by pressing FLOURED fork down along edge. Repeat for each ball of dough until you have 12 to 14 meat pies.

  6. Place meat pies on 2 cookie sheets and brush tops with the egg glaze. Bake on cookie sheet 40 minutes total at 400 degrees F. To save time bake both cookie sheets at once and place one on a high rack and the other on a low rack. Switch racks after 20 minutes so they both bake evenly.

Categories

Beef, Chicken, Brunch, Main Dish, Snacks, African, Irish, Bake, Saute

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 129.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
365
Calories from Fat
132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.7g
23%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Sodium
325mg
14%
Potassium
175mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
42.0g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
14.7g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in selenium
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