Sweet Potato Pasty

OK - so it's Superbowl Sunday and I was trying to figure out what to make this year. I literally had four boxes of Pillsbury Pie Crust in my refrigerator from all of the holiday pies that I never made. I also had a sweet potato, onion and ground beef that needed to be cooked. Add these together and you'll arrive at my super-easy, and super-yummy "Pasty". Pasties are a traditional English recipe that comes from the Cornwall region. There are different variations and you can get creative with your filing.

For the sweet potato version that I made, you'll simply need the following:
  1. One large sweet potato
  2. 1 # of lean ground beef (you could easily cut this out of the recipe if vegetarian)
  3. One onion (yellow will do just fine)
  4. Seasoning: Nutmeg, Kosher Salt, Cracked Black Pepper
  5. Olive Oil
This recipe is totally fool-proof. Here you go...
  • Brown the ground beef in a non-stick pan (drain the grease)
  • Once drained, drizzle about 1-2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Turn heat to a low setting and then season with 1 tsp. nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste
  • Add diced sweet potatoes (I always soften mine in the microwave first for about 5 minutes) and finely chopped onion
  • Sautee on low for about 10 minutes - cover and let soften
  • Remove pan from heat and set aside
  • Take out your read-made pie crust. Cut down the center of the pie round making two, half-moon shape pieces of dough (One round = 2 pasties)
  • Spoon meat filing in center of half-moon
  • Fold together from each end and seal edges like you would a pie crust
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes 
  • Pasty should be light brown in color
  • Let sit for a couple of minutes before serving ~OR~ freeze in Ziploc freezer bag for a ready-made meal
  • That's it! ENJOY :)

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