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Postby Ally » Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:08 am

Curried Beef Pies - Serves 4

:!: Prepare the mixture at least 2 hours before it is needed as it needs to cool.

1 onion, diced
400g very lean beef mince (can substitue chicken or pork)
2-3 teaspoons curry powder (or to taste)
3 large carrots, diced
1 cup frozen peas
2 teaspoons beef stock powder
1 tablespoon plain flour
3/4 cup water
8-12 sheets filo pastry
cooking spray
sesame seeds to garnish
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Microwave carrots for about 5-6 minutes.

2. Saute together the onion, mince and curry powder in a non- stick pan until until browned. Add the carrots and saute for 2 minutes, add the peas and seasonings.

3. Combine together the stock powder, flour and water. Add to the beef mixture and stir through until thickened. Cool mixture.

4. Take two or three sheets of filo and place each sheet on top of the other. Divide the mixture into four and place a portion at one end of the filo. Roll over once, then tuck in the sides and continue rolling to the end. Repeat to make four pies.

5. Lightly spray an oven-proof dish or baking tray (I use glad bake instead of the spray oil). Place the pies into the dish, spray the tops with cooking spray and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 180* for 30-40 minutes. Serve with salad or green steamed vegetables and tomato sauce if desired.

**Filo pies can be frozen once they are cooked and reheated in the oven to crisp up.

***Alternately cook up mixture and either divide in four or leave whole and freeze. This way it is just a quick roll (:P) and pop them in the oven
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Postby KimE » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:12 am

Yummm, thanks Ally.

Filo pastry....I never thought of looking at cals content of that as other pastries are horrendous (think 700-800 cals per baked sheet) so I just stayed well clear. Yayyyy I can have these delish pies.

I used to make samosas but the recipe says to brush each sheet with butter so again I wouldn't make them. I noted you hadn't done anything like that how do they cook up? Do they become very flaky? Do they stay together well?
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Postby Ally » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:50 am

Hi Kim, Yes they do go a bit flaky, but no different to biting into a sausage roll and crumbs go everywhere!! If you like you can spray between the layers with olive-oil spray, this will give the same effect as using melted butter, but with far less calories. :P
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Postby Simmy » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:33 pm

Wow, I can't believe there is a healthy meat pie out there! I told my bf if he goes and buys the filo tomo I will make it for him - as I am the cook he is getting sick of 'healthy' food!
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Postby Ally » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:43 am

They are really yummy Simmy and filling...I always serve mine with salad or veg depending on the weather!! You can also use pork or chicken mince as well!!
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Postby Jisgone » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:02 pm

do you know the cal/kj's in a piece of filo pastry? ive also been avoiding pastry like its poison :P
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Postby Ally » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:07 pm

Filo pastry is the best friend someone watching their weight can have...

1 sheet of filo = 235kj (56 Cal) and 0.6g fat per sheet!!

2 sheets of filo = approx 1 carbohydrate serving!
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Postby Chinta » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:02 am

These sound devine..... i`m definately giving them a go :D
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Postby Simmy » Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:21 pm

Hi Ally,

YUM YUM YUM!!! I didn't have filo pastry so I made the mince and used it for shepards pie, was delicious. I love that the carrots and peas fill out the mince and make it go so much further. I did add a little garlic though. Today there was some mince left over and I just warmed it up and had it on a bed of lettuce. Kind of like sang choi bow (is that how you spell it?) but with a twist. So thanks for the recipe, was a hit in this house!
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Postby Ally » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:18 pm

No worries mate!! 8)
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:28 pm

lol san choy bow :)

glad you liked it. i love mince- its so versatile :)
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Postby SarahC » Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:32 am

These are a great idea Ally. I had a go of making them yesterday, I used textured vegetable protein (TVP) mince instead of the mince meat and it was great. Have never tried using pastry before, what fun :D
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Postby Lolly » Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:35 am

I found a recipe years ago in one of the ww cookbooks that used filo

It was creamed corn, beans, chicken and mozzarella cheese all mixed in together and then wrapped in the filo.

My kids loooooved it so much that it has been one of the things we have every couple of months, and the older ones can make it for me :D
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:32 am

Mmmm I love pastry!! My mum makes these fantastic home made pasties.. she uses her food processor to grate up carrots, sweet potato and potato and puts it in the centre of 4 layered filo sheets and then folds it up and bakes it.
Had it last night for dinner, there was one left over so there's one for my dinner tonite :D I love it cold too!!
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