15 January 2012

Mini Savoury Mince Pies (veggie)


These simple little mince pies are great for lunch. Cooper enjoyed one with baked beans, but we just chomped into them without the beans. They would actually be quite good with a layer of beans or mashed potato on top of the mince filling.

You can use ready-made pastry or homemade pastry. It's up to you.




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Mini Savoury Mince Pies (veggie)
These are a veggie version of meat and vegetable pies. These mini pies are great for lunch or just as a snack. They are also the perfect size for little ones to hold.
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 large flat mushroom, chopped
  • 100g frozen veggie mince
  • ½ pint/ 1 cup vegetable stock (1 cube)
  • ¼ pint/ ½ cup red wine
  • 3 tbsp vegetarian worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • freshly ground salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 block shortcrust pastry
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. 2. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft and translucent.3. Add the carrot and cook gently for a few minutes until starting to soften.4. Add the mushrooms and cook for another couple of minutes.5. Add the veggie mince and stir well. Mix the cornflour with a little of the stock and mix in.6. Add the rest of the stock and the wine. Simmer gently for 15 to 20 minutes until the gravy has thickened. Season and set aside to cool.7. Roll out the pastry and cut out 24 circles. Line a muffin tin with 12 of the circles and fill with mince filling. Wet the edge of the pastry and top with another pastry circle. Pinch together to seal. Make a little cut in the top of each to let out steam. 8. Brush each pie with milk or egg wash and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden.
Details
Total time: Yield: 10 - 12 depending on size



29 comments:

  1. Yum! Funny: we made a version of these yesterday, but with puff pastry. Great minds, eh? :)

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  2. THis is such a awesome recipe..Thanks for posting

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  3. They look great - I can just imagine them being perfect for a picnic or after a long winter walk. Yum.

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  4. I like the idea of beans and cheese and then a mash topping with more cheese I might try these with a pre made pack of pastry to save time mid week - I will probably make them ahead and freeze.

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  5. That is funny! Great minds indeed David :)

    Thanks Aarthi :)

    They would be great to nibble on a walk C :)

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  6. They would freeze well Cakeboule. I am going to try a variation myself next time :)

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  7. They look perfect and yummy!

    Maria
    x

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  8. These would make a great quick after school snack. Yum

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  9. They would go down a treat Beth :)

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  10. They look really tasty. I think I will stick to ready made pasty though as mine isn't very good!

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  11. Well it is quicker anyway Ms C :)

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  12. I make a similar version all the time. They are so good. And healthier too.

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  13. I'll be making them again soon Michelle :)

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  14. Of course you know I'm there Jacqueline veggies, pastry and all.

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  15. I love these little pies, Jacqueline! And with the Super Bowl coming up, this would be perfect!

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  16. I love mini pies though I usually go with the sweet kind. The stuffing sounds good for these.

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  17. They look great and perfect for lunch!

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  18. I like this recipe a lot, it is one of my favourites. I`ve tried it yesterday and it was very good, my husband just loves it, thanks a lot for sharing.

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  19. Oh these would be great to take to work for lunch. I love easily portable food!

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  20. ooo Jacqueline these pies look so good! Hope you and your gorgeous wee boy are well. Love Lucie xx

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  21. Great for a canapé! I've had the kind with mash and beans on top from a bakery in Carnoustie years ago and still remember it fondly, although it was the meat version great idea to recreate it veggie!

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  22. Jac, these look great. I love pies, but never make them. I do anything to avoid making pastry, but I really think I should give these a go. they'd be great to take to work for lunch. Like the idea of mashed potato on top too.

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  23. I know you would love the version with potato best Val :)

    I am pleased to have inspired you Barbara :)

    The stuffing is rather tasty TB, you should try a savoury pie for a change :)

    They would be perfect for lunch Miss Cake Baker, much more interesting than the sandwich I had today :)

    I am so glad you tried the recipe and enjoyed it Masti, that is lovely to hear :)

    I agree, pies are great for lunch Sylvie, it's all in one little parcel and less mess :)

    Hi Lucie, it is lovely to hear from you. We are all well thank you xx

    Hi Adam, yes the meat kind are popular here in Scotland. I am now desperate to make them with the mash and beans topping.

    You could actually make them with mash on top and no lid Choclette. Cheese might be nice on top of the mash too.

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  24. Oh good lord... those look absolutely amazing! MMMMMmmmmmm.

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  25. I LOVE pies and those look just fab Jac! Lovely looking pastry too!
    Karen

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  26. Thank you Pam, I can't stop thinking about them with mash and beans too now.

    Thanks Karen, unfortunately this time it is bought :)

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  27. These look delicious :)I'm going to have a go at making them :)

    http://thevegepatchblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. These look great. One query...does the pastry not go soggy at the bottom if you don't blind bake? I can never get pies just right but I'm keen to try this!

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x