Easy Mutton Pie Recipe

It is winter! The weather is turning cooler and we are looking for warm and delicious dishes to prepare. Casseroles and pies are the perfect suggestion to curb those winter time doldrums. They help us deal with the cooler temperatures outside and bring about inward feelings of love and comfort.

Through the winter we look for recipes to provide warm and nourishing meals. We look for easy and tasty comfort foods that not only will our families enjoy but will also come with the potential of being added to our regular menu repertoire of all time family favorites.

It is no easy fete to find a meal that is healthy, easy to prepare, inexpensive to create, and will also be tasty enough to satisfy the entire family. Our Easy Mutton Pie recipe provides the perfect solution for all the above. This dish is the perfect blend of comfort and taste explosion that you will want to make time and again.

Mutton provides a wonderful strong meaty taste. It is a tougher piece of meat. Because of this it requires a longer cooking time to tenderize.

The recipe below provides this time and more to bring out your mutton’s full potential and flavour. Though it has a longer cooking time, this dish is super easy to prepare and will fill your home with a delicious aroma as it cooks throughout the day.

This recipe makes a pie to feed 4-6 people. Instead of one pie you can also make individual ones by using a muffin tin instead of a larger pie dish.


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EASY MUTTON PIE


INGREDIENTS

  • 1kg mutton meat (a shoulder cut works very well)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and cut)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes with juice
  • ¼ cup tomato puree (more may be added depending on your preference)
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • Dash Whiskey (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

FOR PASTRY

  • 200g of white flour
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 potato
  • ½ tsp. salt

DIRECTIONS

Start with the pastry dough:

First, cook the potato then mash it. Mix together butter, salt, and white flour until they are perfectly blended into a breadcrumb like consistency. Add in the mashed potato and mix until well blended. Using your hands, roll dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Now that the dough is chilling, lest start on the filling:

  1. Trim the fat off the mutton and cut the meat into cubes. Put the meat into a pan along with the onion, garlic, rosemary and thyme and cook over a low flame. Remove fat from pan as you see it so it will not settle onto the food.
  2. Clean and cut all vegetables.
  3. Once the meat has browned add in all other filling ingredients from the list.
  4. Let it all simmer for 3-4 hours. Check the mixture every occasionally, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Let the sauce reduce as much as you would like. The more it reduces, the sharper the taste will become.
  6. Pour mutton filling into a pie dish and let stand while dough is rolled out.
  7. Take dough out of refrigerator and roll out with a rolling pin.
  8. Once the pastry is rolled to desired thickness, cut out a circular shape big enough to fit over your pie dish with some to spare to overlap the edges.
  9. Place your dough circle over the top of the pie dish completely covering the filling inside.
  10. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  11. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  12. Take out of the oven when the crust is golden brown. Let it stand for 10 minutes then enjoy.


Serve this Mutton Pie for any night of the week. You can also make the filling ahead of time and freeze until you are ready to make. Simply reheat to thaw on the day you want to prepare your pie.

This recipe is so easy to make and is such a lovely and delicious comfort food. Serve this pie with a garden salad on the side or another vegetable dish. You can also serve a crusty bread with a garlic butter spread.

A robust red wine will help to warm the heart along with this mutton pie on a cold and blustery day. You can also make a lovely mulled wine.