While reading Bon Appetit through Flipboard on my ipad, and I stumbled upon an article titled “10 Unexpected Ways to Use Ground Beef.” I immediately thought ground beef was going to be the next greatest item: getting bird doo off cars, filling up holes in walls, curing dog’s bad breathe. I was excited. I’m not sure why I was thinking these things, especially since I knew I was reading Bon Appetit, so to my surprise the article was filled with 10 recipes. I attempted the third recipe on the list – Apple Cheddar Meat Pies. How could you not want to eat that in fall time?
The blurb underneath the picture is all the recipe there is, so I thought easy as pie (hehe). Much against my upbringing (sorry, Mom) I bought pie crusts.
Then all I needed was the fillings. I had some help with the cheese grating (1 1/2 blocks of cheddar). I cut up two apples into small pieces, and cooked an onion with the 2 lbs of ground beef (have I ever mentioned that I’m not good at estimation).
Then I mixed up all the filling ingredients.
After cleaning and flouring my counter, I laid out a pie crust and cut it into fourths.
I put some filling on two of the quarters and used the other two quarters as tops.
I pinched the edges together, using some water to seal the dough together and then poked the top with a fork. Then I made 8 more pies, and had ingredients for two more but I ran out of steam (and accidentally put water in my filling bowl – not sure why I thought putting it in the sink was a good idea).
Disclaimer – My meat pies were not that pretty, but I really enjoyed eating them. I especially enjoyed my leftover meat pie for lunch the next day. It was such a satifying meal to perk up my day. I will show pictures, but I know that these did not come out like the original picture.
Now I want to make alternate fillings so that I can eat meat pies all the time. I will keep you posted.