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Recipe: Nigerian Meat pie By Ope

Well baked meat pie
 Hello,
This is how I make my Meat pies

Ingredients for Nigerian meat pie

1.5kg of plain flour (About 12 cups)
500g of butter
100g of trex butter. It makes my pastry soft. (Optional)
1 teaspoon salt
little water to make the dough
5 medium sized carrots
2 teaspoons of thyme
2 teaspoons of atagungun( powdered chilli peper) sorry am bush
45 medium sized irish potatoes 
11/2kg minced meat you can use 2 kg if you love them extremely meaty.
any other seasoning of your taste, preferrably 2 knorr or maggi chicken cubes like me.
Bisto Gravy granules or flour(acts as a thickener). You can use flour or knorr gravy powder as thickener, they all work just fine.
egg white for glazing (brushing the meat pie before baking)


boiling diced potatoes, carrots, thyme, knorr seasoning with water, gravy granules, minced meat

 boiling diced potatoes with carrots
meat pie ingredients are cooked and kept aside while the dough is mixed

mixing flour, butter and trex butter

Nigerian Meat Pie Procedure:

I dice the carrots and potato, add little thyme,seasoning(i use knorr chicken)..put little water and boil till potato and carrot is soft

I added my frozen mince meat( i got them from the grocery store), little atagungun and covered for few mins.After it boiled,i stirred it and added two spoons of gravy granules to make it thick and less watery( some people add a bit of plain flour) but i prefer gravy granules,its better.

After few mins, I set aside to cool while i make the dough

For the dough,I add flour, 500g butter and the trex butter(this is not compulsory but i like it as it makes my pastry soft and tender).
I use my hand mixer with dough hooks to mix it and make the textures grainy,more like egusi like texture..lol( i use hand  too to do this, i was a bit lazy here besides its quicker
Then using my hand, as i add little water,i start moulding it into a dough, just keep adding the water little by little, till the dough is achieved.
Then i sprinkle my board and roller with plain flour, and start cutting it out.
I used a round bowl to make the shapes as i don't have a meat pie cutter.
i put little of the mixture in the centre, use my brush to put  whipped eggs on the edges before folding it together(the egg acts as the gum so it doesn't open). i  use a fork to seal the edge and make this lines.
Then I brush the top with egg before puttng it in the oven
I actually made about 30 pieces of meatpie from this measurement..it was a lot but my younger ones and boyfriend love it so I don't mind  the stress...

I put my electric cooker at 160....i know its done when they have browned at the top.i keep checking though..i leave it for about 30-40mins..but don't take my time for it...every cooker is different.
when it's properly brown,they are done.
I hope i have helped. sorry the pics are not that sharp
Thanks,.
God bless. 
flour
dough for meat pie


adding cooked ingredients to cut dough
folding and shaping meat pie with a fork
baked meat pie
meat pie in the oven
Correct, yummy, inviting  meat pie


freshly baked meat pie



In case my earlier meat pie post discouraged you from making meat pies, well, no excuse now. This is the bomb. With Ope's meat pie recipe, I 'm going to shock you all with my next meat pie attempt. 
Ope and all our food recipe contributors are really helping a lot. If it were for my recipes alone, we'll eat noodles until they grow on our heads. *wink*

Comments

  1. Anonymous3/18/2013

    I don't understand this method..You boil the carrots n potatoes 1st,then add the fresh mined meat to pot?why not cook the meat 1st then halfway to it been almost cooked,we add the carrots n potatoes? Will the meat not taste raw if its not well cooked and won't the potatoes n carrots get too soft?I'm confused

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    1. Anonymous3/18/2013

      I didnt nid to cook d mince meat first cos it was nt raw one...i used d ones in d frozen mince meat.doesnt nid cooking for long at al..once i poured it in d boiled carrot nd potato.dats it after like almost 10mins simmering..op u found it helpful.am sure if u usin raw meat,u wil av to cook it first
      Ope

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    2. Anonymous3/18/2013

      I didnt use fresh mince meat,dats why..did saved mi boilin time

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    3. Anonymous3/18/2013

      Thanks Ope

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    4. Anonymous5/30/2013

      Thanks ope,pls is it possible to bake wth foil? Cos I was afarid it will catch fire in d oven.Mama somkenechukwu

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    5. "Anon, you can bake with foil

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  2. Nice one Ope,looks yummy and inviting.
    aunty Eya kudos,ur disciples are tryingoo.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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  3. Anonymous3/18/2013

    Ope, I like your meat pie wella. Don't worry about the pics, it's the vapour and smoke from the pot that affected those ones. Lovely lovely!

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  4. Jazmyn3/18/2013

    Some one go look for Creative Mom, Ella, and other travellers ooo. We miss their comments. Tell them to start their return trip today.
    Ehen, Eya, have you seen correct meat pie here? Learn now before you say I didn't tell u.

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  5. Anonymous3/18/2013

    Ope,good job! Please what is this trex butter? Is it just another brand? I would like to know because I hate hard pastries. Funke.

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    1. Anonymous3/18/2013

      Tnks Funke..its like a type of butter nd white in colour.d name is trex vegetable fat..its in a white paper like pack..u shud able to get it in supermarket stores dat sell all kinds of butter..i op u find it...it makes a difference to d texture.
      Ope.

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    2. Anonymous3/18/2013

      Thanks Ope, I'll look for it. Funke

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  6. Ope at what degrees shld i set my oven & how long shd d meat pie stay in d oven. Thx

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    1. Anonymous3/18/2013

      I put mine at 160 degrees for about30 to 40mins..but i kip watchin it so it doesnt burn..once d meatpie is brown on top like in d pics..i remove it....so i think it depends on ur oven..but just kip watchin it..

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    2. Anonymous3/18/2013

      Tnkss

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  7. Pls is that a foil in d oven? I know u can't place foil in microwave. So shld i do so in an oven?

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    1. Anonymous3/18/2013

      Yhh u cn..i put d foil on d baking tray but i butter it first so d meatpie does nt stick to it nd it easy to remove...it makes d bakin tray easy for mi to wash.lol..lazy mi..but u cn just butter d baking tray wellnd put d meat pie..

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    2. Anonymous3/18/2013

      Wen u reply us, use ur name pls. Select profile: name/URL. WRITE YOUR NAME AND SKIP URL. CLICK ON CONTINUE AND PUBLISH.

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  8. Anonymous3/18/2013

    How many d u give ur BF?

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    1. Looool..gave him a lot but ma younger ones were veri quick to consume it so i had to hide his nd write 'dont touch 'on d wrap..

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  9. Anonymous3/18/2013

    Ope, u are great cook. He is lucky mehn.

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    1. Tnksss..now am blushin..am stil learnin ohh nd pick tips around frm people and websites..

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  10. creamcook3/18/2013

    Tx 4 d xplntn on d buttr I was abt 2 ask also

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  11. Anonymous3/18/2013

    Look yummy.. Well done Ope. May God give me the strength to try this esp the short crust dough. Meat pie is a lot of work, I'll rather bake cake
    Chinny

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  12. Anonymous3/18/2013

    Look yummy.. Well done Ope. May God give me the strength to try this esp the short crust dough. Meat pie is a lot of work, I'll rather bake cake
    Chinny

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  13. Wow, this looks so good giiirrl! I hope I dnt wake up at night craving these. Pls what are gravy granules? Can you pls post the pix of the packs for Trex butter and gravy granules? Thank you. But if you can't, I am ok with just the explanation of Gravy granules. I already have many ideas of what I could do with them. Thanks.

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  14. Tnkssss..av just sent d pics to Aunty Eya to kindly post dem...leme know if i cn assist with nythin else..

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    1. Ok, thanks wow. Normally when I see such things in shops, I just waka pass. Lol

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  15. Anonymous3/18/2013

    Nice looking meatpies. I don thief d picture. Lol. A crazy idea just came to my head. Is it possible to use plantains( not to ripe)? I mean dice them, cook them then add to the cooked mince meat b4 adding the carrots into pot. Its just an idea. Nice job ope. You're certainly a keeper.

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  16. I just added the pics this morning, uploading was very slow last night, sorry.

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  17. Anonymous3/19/2013

    Looks lovely. I'm sure it taste nice as well. Pls, ope and anyone who can help, there is this pastry called short crust that looks like crackers. When u talked abt ur pastry looking like egusi, I immediately tot u were talking abt the short crust pastry but the final pic didn't look like it. Do u have any idea how to make dt? My godson is coming over this weekend and wld want to surprise him with it. Sorry guys for not commenting like I used to. Unfortunately, my maternity leave has ended and I've started work. I'm a pediatrician in training preparing for exams and combining dt with family etc can really be tiring. Will make out more time to comment. Take care. Creative Mom

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  18. sweet16mum3/20/2013

    hmmm.......yummylicious meatpie! Bt wait oo, wen was d salt added n wat was d qtnty? 10nx

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  19. cassey5/11/2013

    Looking Good. Just gave Mine a Try today. Was quite a Job but turned out Beautifully. Thanks Ope

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  20. I bookmarked this a long time ago.Made it yesterday 2:5:2014.it came out well,it was presentable and edible.tnx to ope and aunty eya.

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  21. Anonymous8/25/2014

    thank for a jod well done. please how you measure 1.5kg is it one derica or i mudu?

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  22. Anonymous7/23/2015

    Pls can i used microwave for my meatpie?

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  23. Really love this and
    would love to try this for my kids but don't have an oven, need help on how to use hot coal as substitute for oven. Thanks

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  24. Sorry , please can I use my microwave to also bake meatpie

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  25. Anonymous11/26/2015

    Girls lost their virginity for this o...

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