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The Nigerian Meat Pie

 

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The Nigerian Meat Pie

The Nigerian meat pie is light, slightly flaky and is stuffed with mainly well-seasoned minced meat, potatoes and carrots. But, I like going a step further, so I added a little twist to my own version of the Nigerian meat pie. It’s so very easy to prepare once you follow my recipe closely.

Recipe for the filling:

2 cups minced meat (boiled)

1 cup of sweet potatoes (diced)

1 cup of carrots (diced)

1 ball onions (diced)

2 cooking spoons vegetable oil

Beef stock (as needed)(serves as water)

1 ball green pepper (diced)

2 tbs flour (for thickening)

1 tsp curry powder

1/2 tsp dried thyme

Salt (as needed)

1 seasoning cube

Recipe for the dough:

3 cups of flour

1 tsp baking powder

8 tbs of butter

Nutmeg (or any flavor of your choice)

8 tbs water (or as needed)

How to prepare the filling:

-Into a saucepan, measure the vegetable oil, once its hot, pour in the carrots and stir.

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-Add the minced meat and stir.

-Add the spices (curry and thyme), stir.

-Leave for about 3 minutes, then add the beef stock, green pepper, onions and potatoes. Check for taste then cover to cook for 15 minutes.

-Mix the 2 tablespoons of flour with some water to make a thickener. Add this thickener to your saucepan, and stir. This will thicken the sauce.

-Mix together and turn off the heat. Your meat pie sauce is ready.

How to prepare the dough:

-In your mixing bowl, pour in the flour, baking powder and nutmeg flavor. Mix together

-Add the butter bit by bit (to avoid a clumsy dough) then rub together with the flour using your hands until you get a crumbly texture like breadcrumbs. Begin to add water little at a time until it forms a stiff/elastic dough.

-Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead for 15minutes, place the dough inside the bowl and cover with a plastic wrap. Place inside the fridge to rest for 1hr or inside the freezer for 30 minutes.

Watch how to put it all together here:

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