Meat Pasty

When it comes to making family dinners, it's always good to try some new recipe ideas. This "Meat Pasty," recipe is a great idea for weeknight meals, you might even pack it for lunch the next day if you have any leftovers!

The pasty recipe originated in Cornwall, England, and is a British staple that made its way over to the United States when Cornish miners settled in Michigan in the 19th century, bringing with them their culinary traditions. This recipe consists of a meat and veggie packed pocket, with a dough that is perfectly buttery and flaky, without being overwhelmingly so and excellent for an on the go lunch or snack. The key to the dough recipe is to use both butter and shortening (lard is even better), doing this gives the dough its rich flavor and flakiness, while still keeping it sturdy and easy to transport. The resulting recipe is a portable pocket of comfort food that will warm you up and make you feel at home, no matter where youre enjoying it. Some of the ingredients you will need for the pastry recipe include all purpose flour, cold unsalted butter cubed, shortening or lard and salt. Some of the ingredients you will need for the filling recipe include ground beef, peeled and diced potatoes, peeled and diced turnip, finely diced carrot, chopeed onion, unsalted butter, chopped fresh thyme and chopped fresh rosemary.

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