Meat and Cabbage Pasties

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“From Sunset. I think I would add some shredded carrot to this and either potato cubes or rutabaga cubes. Preparation time includes rising time.”
16 pasties

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, crumble meat. Stir over med-high heat until meat begins to brown. Push meat to one side of pan and drain fat.
  2. Add chopped onions and garlic to the meat. Continue cooking until onion is limp, but not browned.
  3. Add cabbage, 1/2 cup water, beef buillon cube, oregano and cumin. Stir.
  4. Cover pan, reduce heat and simmer until cabbage is tender and juices have cooked away, about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of the warm water. Let stand 5 minutes.
  6. In large bowl of electric mixer, combine remaining water with salt, sugar, shortening and eggs. Add yeast and two copy of the flour. Beat on medium speed for about 5 minutes, scraping sides of bowl several times.
  7. Cover bowl and set in a warm place until mixture is bubbly, about 30-40 minutes. Put bowl back on heavy mixer and add 4 more cups flour, one cup at a time. Or you can do this by hand. Knead until soft and resillient, but not sticky, about 5 minutes, adding remaining flour as needed.
  8. Place in greased bowl, turn over, cover and set in warm place until almost doubled, about 1-1 1/2 hours Punch down dough and cut in half. Put one half back in the bowl and cover.
  9. Roll the other half of the dough on a lightly floured board into a 12x24 inch rectangle. Cut into 8 pieces, each 4 inches square. Repeat with remaining dough.
  10. Place about 1/3 cup of the filling on each square. Bring opposite corners of each square to meet in center. Or, you can make it a triangle and pinch 1/4 inch of edges, with water if necessary, to seal. Press with tines of a fork to get a good seal.
  11. With spatula, transfer each to a greased baking sheet, placing about 1 inch apart. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and let stand in warm place about 20 minutes.
  12. Unwrap and bake in a 375F oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  13. Melt tops with melted butter and then let cool slightly before serving. Can be served at room temperature.

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