I thought that you might just be wondering about meat pies... I know I was. About a year ago we went up to Bellingham to pick some strawberries. When we got there we found something: Man Pies (a new restaurant). We did not eat there, but we did take a picture outside. Still it resonated with me: Man Pies.
I know it was a little while a go, but recently I was thinking about that little cute restaurant with that mural outside. Man Pies? Man Pies. Really, what is a Man Pie? That got me thinking. Could I make a man pie? Well, I would think that it would involve meat and potatoes...and ketchup. Could that be delicious? In my family- it could truly be a hit. So, I gave it a try. Since I am not a man, I called them meat pies, and were pretty good, if I do say so myself.
Sloppy Joe Mini Meat Pies
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 potato, peeled and grated
1 cup crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp of tomato paste (I threw in a little catchup, too)
1-2 Tbsp brown sugar (to taste)
2-3 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups Bisquick (I make my own, but store bought is fine)
1 egg (for brushing the top)
Cook beef until brown and cooked through. Remove, drain any grease, and reserve. Cook onion until soft and add beef. Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and season with salt and pepper. (You might want to add more tomato paste or crushed tomatoes depending on how you like it.) Put the grated potato on a kitchen towel, squeeze out any excess water and dump in the pan. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer, put the lid on and let it cook for 10-15 min until reduced. Taste it to make sure it suits you.
Prepare biscuits according to packet directions, make them from scratch, or you can use your own, home made Bisquick, like me. Roll your dough out and cut 2 circles. One should be big (and be used for the bottom of the pan. The other should be the little topper. Place the large circle in the bottom of the muffin pan. Bake little crusts for 5 minutes or so.
Put the beef mixture on top and the smaller circle on top of that. I used a fork to make little indentations around the edges, cut some slits and brushed egg on top. Bake @ 350 degrees for 10-15 min.
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