Beef And Onion Pie

Pies are staple dish of Caucasian cuisine.

Beef And Onion Pie
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Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
25 min
For Pastry
  1. 10-15 g quick dried yeast
  2. 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  3. 2 cups plain flour
  4. 1 tsp sugar
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1 egg
  7. 2 tbsp sunflower oil
For Filling
  1. 2 large onions
  2. 400 g minced beef
  3. salt and pepper to taste
  4. 3-4 tbsp butter to garnish
Instructions
  1. Stir the yeast in 1/2 cup water. Set aside for a few minutes.
  2. Add 1 cup of flour in a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in sugar, salt, egg and the yeast. Gradually add the remaining flour and knead a non-sticky dough.
  4. Add the oil and knead until fully incorporated.
  5. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and leave in warm for ~1 hour to let the dough to rise.
  6. Peel the onions, cut into wedges. Place in a mixing bowl and puree using a hand blender.
  7. Add minced beef.
  8. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well
  9. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  10. Divide the dough into 2 even parts. Roll each in a 3-5mm thick circle, place half of the filling and spread evenly leaving 3 cm edges without the filling.
  11. Pull the edges to the centre of the circle leaving middle part open.
  12. Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Place 1 tbsp butter in the centre of the pie. Take another piece of butter and spread over the pie.
  14. Cover with a foil and the kitchen towel and leave for ~5 minutes for the pastry to absorb butter and soften.
Notes
  1. Use a hand blender to puree the onions. Do not overdo it, otherwise, mixture will be too watery.
  2. I use 2 baking tins -- each 22 cm in diameter.
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