Friday, January 10


Hello everyone!! This is another revamp from a post in 2013: I wanted to re-do it for better pictures and update the recipe.

Meat pies are a popular snack enjoyed by Africans and Nigerians all over the world it is quite similar to the British Meat-pie but different depending on the ingredients and looks different too.

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BUT the Nigerian Meat pies are very popular and delicious! and here is my recipe!!

My recipe is a bit different from regular meat-pie recipes because:
+ I use a mixture of beef and pork instead of just beef: I find that the fats in the pork take in the flavor  much more
+ I add more egg whites to the crust: Makes it flakier and prevents the need to add water to the dough
+ I use sweet potatoes: I like the sweet and savory taste sweet potatoes give instead of regular white potatoes- tried this by accident when I once ran out of regular potatoes and I haven't looked back ever since


TIME ESTIMATED: Prep 1hour, Bake 35-40min


+ 6 C. flour
+ 5 eggs (separate 2 eggs aside)
+ 1.5 tsp. Baking soda
+ 3 C. Margarine
+ a pinch of salt
+ extra flour for kneading

+ 3 C. ground meat (300-500g) OR one roll of store-bought pork and beef
+ 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes
+ 1.5 tsp. garlic (minced or grated)
+ 1.5  tbs. ginger (minced or grated)
+ 1.5 C. carrots (chopped into tiny cubes)-(easier to get a pack of julienned carrots and just chop them)
+ 1/2 an onion (chopped into tiny cubes)
+ 1 tbs. of grapeseed oil
+ A dash of Seasoning you choose to add (chicken broth powder (2 tsp or more), Cameroonian pepper, Thai pepper flakes)
+ A cup of water


+ Combine the flour, dash of salt, and baking soda together. mix thoroughly
+ In two separate bowls, separate 2 egg yolks and whites
+ In the bowl with the whites add the remaining three eggs and whisk it
+ Add margarine to the eggs and mix evenly with a mixer
+ Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter and egg mixture till its a thick dough with your hands
+ Knead the dough till it’s a nice thick but malleable texture
+ Cover the dough in clear wrap and let it rest in the fridge while you make the meat mixture
+ Preheat oven in 335F


+ Dice the garlic and chop the onions, grate the ginger

+ Slice the julienned carrots into smaller pieces
+ Dice the potatoes into little cubes (about .5 inch or 1-centimeter length).
+ Add the oil in a large pan and fry the garlic and onions on medium heat till the garlic is caramelized
+ Then add the meat, and spices, add the broth powder to taste and cook until the meat is done

+ Finally add the potatoes and the water and steam the potatoes covering it on low heat till it gets soft

+ In a bowl mix the two egg yolks together
+ Lay cutting board with dry flour and rub some on your rolling pin and your palms as well

+ Roll out some dough and flatten it-it should not be too thick. Cut the dough into a circle with the cover of a small saucepan or bowl
+ Add a few tablespoons of the mixture in the bottom crescent of the circle and then brush some egg yolk on the crescent edge to seal it then fold the circle over
+ Use a fork to seal the edge of the semi-circle by pressing the fork on it
+ Place in a pre-greased cookie pan
+ Repeat for every circle you make until all dough is finished

+ Place all the meat pies with a little space in-between each one, brush all of them with the egg yolk using a pastry brush and bake until slightly brown for 35-40 minutes

Serve and enjoy!

Thanks for reading!! 



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