Meat filling also makes an excellent (if spicy) meatsauce for pasta.
Meat Filling: Combine first 6 ingredients in a large Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until the meat loses its red color. Do not overcook the meat. Sift the flour over meat mixture, stirring often, until well combine with meat. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Place meat in a large colander to drain off excess grease and juice.
Crust: Sift flour and cut shortening into flour. Add beaten egg and milk. Form dough into a ball. Roll about 1/3 of the dough at a time on a lightly floured board or pastry cloth. Cut dough into 5 to 51/2 inch circles. I use the top of an old coffee percolator, which is exactly the right size I find it easier to cut out all the circles for the pies and place them on a cookie sheet, separated by wax paper.
To Assemble: place a heaping tablespoon of the filling on one side of the pastry round. Dampen the edge of the pie containing meat with fingertips, fold top over meat and crimp with fork dipped in water. Prick with fork twice on top.
Bake: Bake at 350F until golden.
To Fry: Fry in deep fat fryer at 350 degrees until golden brown. These meat pies freeze beautifully uncooked if enclosed in plastic sandwich bags. When frying frozen meat pies, do not thaw before frying. Cocktail meat pies may be made the same way, using biscuit cutter and 1 teaspoon of meat filling. Makes 26 to 28 5 to 5 ½ inch pies.
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|Serving Size: 1 (80g)|
|Recipe Makes: 26 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 42 (33%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 4.7g||6 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.8g||9 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 26.8mg||8 %|
|Sodium 240.4mg||8 %|
|Potassium 118.9mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 13.1g||4 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.6g||2 %|
|Sugars, other 12.4g|
|Protein 7.4g||11 %|
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Calories per serving: 127
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