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belizean meat pies


these spicy little meat pies are tasty and quite simple to make. the recipe is based on one posted in a forum about ambergris caye. using a food processor to make the dough is not only a time-saver, but you'll know it's the right consistency when a ball forms in the bowl.


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  1. Combine the first 9 ingredients in a deep skillet over medium heat
  2. Brown
  3. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes
  4. Meanwhile
  5. Make the pastry dough by combining the flour
  6. Baking powder
  7. Salt and shortening and mixing until it resembles fine bread crumbs
  8. Slowly add 1 tablespoon cold water at a time
  9. Incorporating after each addition
  10. Until the mixture comes together in a firm ball
  11. It should not be sticky
  12. Divide the mixture into two discs and let rest for about 15 minutes before rolling out into a round about 1 / 8 - 1 / 4" thick
  13. Cut out twelve 2 1 / 2 - 3" circles in each round
  14. Place a circle at the bottom of each muffin well in a 12 muffin tin and press lightly along the bottom and sides to form the pie bottoms
  15. Place the meat mixture in each pie bottom leaving about 1 / 4 " of dough above the filling on the sides
  16. Place a circle on top of each filled pie and crimp to seal the edges
  17. Pierce a small hole in the top with a knife point to allow steam to escape while baking
  18. Bake the pies at 350 degrees f for 15 - 20 minutes until nicely browned
  19. Let cool until they can be handled and serve

Step 13

Total Time in Minute 80

Ingredients Count 14

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Ground beef

Bell pepper


Ground black pepper

Dried thyme

Tomato sauce

Cumin powder

Worcestershire sauce

Habanero pepper


Baking powder



Cold water

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