Pap and mince pies

4 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 30 mins
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Traditional food staples with a big difference. A delicious on-the-go snack to keep you fueled.

By Food24 September 05 2019
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Ingredients (8)

4 cup mealie meal — prepared and cold
2 fresh chillies
250 g beef mince
1/2 onion — finely chopped
1 carrot — peeled and grated
1 tbsp curry powder — mild
150 ml water
60 g frozen peas
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Preheat oven to 180C.


Grease 4 muffin tin holes.


Divide the pap into 4 portions, then set aside 1/3 of the pap from each portion.


Wet your hands in cold water, and then press the 2/3 of pap into the muffin tin, making sure to press it up the sides of the tin too. If it gets too sticky, keep wetting your hands.


Heat olive oil in a pan, then add the mince and cook until browned.


Add the onion and carrot, then cook until the vegetables begin to soften.


Stir in the curry powder, then add the water. Simmer for 5 minutes.


Add the peas, then cook for another 5 minutes.


Spoon the mince into the prepared pap moulds.


Form the reserved pap into balls, then flatten into disks to make the lids for the pies.


Place pap lids onto the pies, then crimp the edges with a fork to seal.


Place into the oven, then cook for 20 minutes until the pap is turning golden around the edges.


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