Meat Pie is a West African street food pastry, that is stuffed with meat. It can served as an appetizer at restaurants, parties, etc.
1/2CupReally Cold Water
1Large EggFor quoting
Meat Pie Filling
1PoundGround TurkeyYou can substitute it with ground beef, chicken breast or tuna
1TspCajun SeasoningYou can substitute it Adobo seasoning or seasoned salt
Combine the crust ingredients: your flour, butter, salt and water in a large bowl
mix and knead it until a dough forms
Set aside in a freezer for 10 minutes
Pour oil in a frying pan and put it on medium heat
Add the meat and seasoning let it cook for 10 minutes
Add your onions to meat and let it cook for another 5 minutes
Add chopped tomato and let it simmer for 5 minutes
After the filling is done, lightly flour a surface and roll the dough with a rolling pin. Cut a piece of the dough into a square or circle, you can choose to make it large or small. Add some meat to each pie and fold in half and seal it. Use a fork to seal the edges so the meat does not fall out.
Lastly, quote the pies with your egg wash so you get that golden brown look
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Wow your guests with this beginner-friendly meat pie recipe from Ghana!
Meat pie is a popular West African pastry which is stuffed with meat. It is very similar to empanadas from Latin American countries.
People from the Carribean Islands also have their version regularly called patties.
You can buy meat pie from many street vendors in West African cities as a quick snack or for lunch especially for busy individuals. Meat pie brings back so many great memories.
Another good thing about meat pie is that they’re super easy to make.
I love to make them because my wife absolutely loves them and I know it always puts a smile on her face.
I remember just before we got married we a mini-fight which was my fault.
So I apologized and bought her some really delicious meat pie.
When we were growing up, my Mom would make it for special occasions like birthday celebrations, marriage ceremonies, Christmas and other holidays.
It did not matter how many meat pies she made, they were always all gone by the same day. This was always a bummer the next day when we realized we had no more meat pies to eat.
And the times when we did not get to eat meat pies at home we would go over to our neighbors’ house because their Mom was a baker. She made meat pies once a week. And if we found ourselves there at the right time we would get a piece or two.
Try making this delicious recipe for your guests to switch things around.
If you try this meat pie recipe and end up with delicious pies, don’t blame me!
Make sure to pair it with Sobolo for extra effect.
This is a favorite stew of many Ghanaians, which is made out of Spinach, onions, fresh tomatoes, ginger, garlic, oil, salt, habanero peppers, other spices. It served with rice, yams, plantains, etc.
4Habanero PeppersYou don't have to use as many.
1TspSaltOr salt to taste
4TbspCanola oilYou can use Olive oil too
Start off by chopping up the spinach, tomatoes and onions and set aside
Chop up your garlic, ginger and habanero peppers and blend with a little of water.
Pour oil in a pre-heated pan and fry your onions for about 5 minutes.
Add in the blended produce and tomatoes and let cook for another 5 minutes.
Now you can add your spinach, lower the heat to medium and let simmer for about 45 minutes. Because the spinach and tomatoes have a lot of fluid in them and you don't want your stew to soggy. So after about an hour of cooking your world famous spinach stew is ready to be served.
`This is one of the more popular breads to make in Ghana, West Africa. Made with flour, sugar / honey, nutmeg, eggs, milk, etc
Ghana Sugar Bread
1CupSugarIts usually made with sugar
Boil one cup of water for a few minutes or until lukewarm and add the salt and a tbsp of honey then add the yeast. Let it sit between 5-10 minutes or until it reacts, it should grow in volume and become foamy.
Pour the the flour in a big bowl and add the nutmeg
Add the butter, milk, egg, water and mix well. Knead for about 10 minutes until its smooth and elastic.
Shape into a loaf and place it in a greased baking dish, cover it up and let it sit for about an hour so it rises.
Place in a 350 degree Fahrenheit pre-heated oven and bake for about 45-60 minutes until its golden brown
Making sugar bread or any kind of bread reminds me of a woman who sold bread in the neighborhood I grew up in Accra, Ghana. Almost every other day we'll pick up sugar bread fresh out of the oven. And I soon as I got home I would cut a couple of slices and butter them up. Nothing like a warm bread with melting butter over it. Sugar bread gets its name because its made with sugar, duh :). We don't buy sugar anymore but we use organic honey as a substitute. We purchase a jar from the local farmer's market. I don't feel as bad using honey because it has medicinal value.
Its a popular West-African street food similar to donuts in other parts of the world. It's called Boflot in Ghana, Puff-Puff in Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
4 CUPSUnbleached Flour
1CupHoney / SugarI use honey
Boil two cups of water for a few minutes or until lukewarm and add the salt and a tbsp of honey then add the yeast. Let it sit between 5-10 minutes or until it reacts, it should grow in volume and become foamy.
Pour the the flour in a big bowl and add the nutmeg.
Mix the flour and the yeast mix together and let it rise for about 45 minutes.
Scoop them up with an ice cream scoop or roll them into a ball shape.
Deep fry them about 5-10 minutes. Time to enjoy!
Earlier this year I learned how to make one of my favorite snacks growing up in Ghana called Boflot. I remember I used to have it for breakfast with some Koko (Corn porridge). or with a glass of hot chocolate preferably Milo. You can get them when you're downtown Accra and you need a quick snack to stave off your hunger. They can also be eaten as an appetizer before your main course at an African restaurant.
Its also made in Nigeria and Sierra Leone where its called Puff-puff. Its a little similar to donuts and actually there are a few British I know who call it donuts.