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Louisiana Meat Pies

Prep
Cook
Serves 10people
Ingredients
2
tbsp vegetable oil
1
lb ground beef
1
tbsp Kosher salt
1/2
tsp cayenne pepper
1
tsp smoke paprika
1
tsp chili powder
1
tsp cumin ground
1/4
tsp ground white pepper
1/2
tsp ground black pepper
1
small yellow onion chopped
1
green pepper cored, seeded, and chopped
1
jalapeno stemmed, seeded, and chopped
4
tomatoes diced
1
tsp dried thyme
4
fresh bay leaves
1/2
tsp Worcestershire sauce
2
tbsp all-purpose flour
2
tbsp water
5
dashes of Louisiana hot sauce
Pie Dough
1
eggs
Vegetable oil for frying
Directions
1.
Heat the oil in your deep fryer, or a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
2.
In a medium bowl, mix the salt, cayenne, paprika, chili powder, cumin, white pepper, and black pepper.
3.
Sprinkle over the beef.
4.
Cook in a large skillet or medium high heat heat for about 8 minutes.
5.
Add the onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, tomatoes, dried thyme, bay leaves, and Worcestershire sauce and cook, stirring for an extra 15 minutes, until most of the juices have evaporated an the veggies have softened.
6.
Dust the flour over the meat and add the water, stirring to combine (this will tighten up the mixture).
7.
Stir in the scallion and hot sauce and transfer the mixture to a baking pan.
8.
Line two baking pans with parchment paper and a dusting of flour.
9.
Roll out pie crust
10.
Lightly brush the outer edges of each round with the egg wash.
11.
Place 1 to 2 teaspoons of the filling in the center of each round.
12.
Fold the circle over the filling to make a half circle.
13.
Using the back side of a fork, press around the edges to seal the pie.
14.
Transfer the pies to the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
15.
To fry the pies, heat your deep fryer, or, 2 1/2 inches of oil in a large case iron skillet to 350 F. (Or, heat your oven to 350° F.)
16.
Fry the chilled pies in batches. (Or, bake in oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until pies are golden brown and disregard the next two steps).
17.
Drain on paper towels and Keep warm in oven as you fry up the other pies.

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