Streetwise Spicy Beef Pasty

Streetwise Spicy Beef Pasty

Serves: to serve 4

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Ready In: 45 mins

1 lb - minced beef (ground beef)

1 medium - onion

2 cloves - garlic

½ teaspoon - smoked paprika

1 teaspoon - dried thyme

1 teaspoon - salt

½ teaspoon - freshly-ground black pepper

1 - jalapeno chilli pepper

2 oz - fresh bread crumbs

4½ fl oz - beef broth (or strong beef stock)

2 - eggs

2 teaspoons - curry powder

2 tablespoons - water

1 lb - premade shortcrust pastry dough

  1. Brown the beef in a large sauté pan (frying pan) over medium heat, stirring often. Peel and finely dice the onion and add to the pan. Peel and crush (mince) the garlic and add to the pan also. Add the paprika, thyme, black pepper, and salt and stir together. Finely dice the jalapeno, add to the pan then remove from the heat. Add the fresh bread crumbs and the beef broth. Stir well to combine all the ingredients and set aside to cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, curry powder and water. Then, on a lightly floured work surface, roll out the pastry and cut out 3" (7.5cm) rounds using either a biscuit cutter or a conveniently-sized cup or mug. Add a heaped tablespoon of the beef mixture onto each round. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg mix, fold over, press the edges with your fingers and then crimp with a fork. Transfer the pasties to a baking tray and brush the tops generously with the egg mixture. Bake in a preheated moderately hot oven (Mk 6 - 325ºF - 200ºC) for 30 minutes until golden brown. Arrange on a serving platter and eat hot.