Ghana Meat Pie Recipe.
How to Make Ghana Meat Pie
Ghana Meat Pie Recipe
Meat Pie is a West African street food pastry, that is stuffed with meat. It can served as an appetizer at restaurants, parties, etc.
Meat Pie Filling
- 1 Pound Ground Turkey You can substitute it with ground beef, chicken breast or tuna
- 1/2 Bulb Onion
- 1 Tsp Cajun Seasoning You can substitute it Adobo seasoning or seasoned salt
- 1.5 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Fresh Tomato
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.
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.
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