I have been intrigued by Hand Pies since I began watching Game of Thrones. They talk about them a lot… Anyway, I wanted to make some for dinner last night using beef. I think they came out rather good! Here’s how I made them…
Better Than Bullion
Salt and Pepper
Begin by dicing the meat and all the vegetables into small bits. Saute the Onion and Potato in a bit of Olive Oil. The Potato doesn’t need to be cooked all the way through at this point, we just want to get a touch of color on it. Next you will add the Mushrooms and Carrots. And finally the Meat along with about a tsp of the Better Than Bouillon, salt and pepper and a couple dashes of the Worcestershire Sauce. Stir until the meat is browned.
Add 1 cup of Red Wine, turn own the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare your favorite pie crust or keep it simple with a store bought rolled crust. I have a confession. I went with the latter for this dinner. Pillsbury makes a decent pre made crust. I like to roll it just a bit thinner (that way I can pretend I made it from scratch). You can make any shape you want, squares, circles, whatever. A larger circle folded in half will give less outer edge crust. That’s how my husband likes his.
Allow the filling to cool slightly before spooning it onto the prepared crust. Use a good amount, but don’t over do it to the point where you can’t seal it. Brush a bit of Egg White around the edges of both the top and bottom of the shell. This will act as the glue to hold the whole thing together. Brush the remaining Egg Whites on the top. This gives it a pretty shine.
Place them on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until golden brown. You may want to brush on a bit of melted butter during the last few minutes for added color.
I’m not sure it’s how they would do them in Winterfell, but they sure tasted good!