West African Meat Pies/Patties Recipe

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  1. Mix all spices, diced bell peppers and diced onion, with ground meat thoroughly, and brown the meat in 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet until meat is cooked (about 10 minutes).
  2. Once ground beef is cooked, add the diced cooked potatoes and heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Taste meat mixture and adjust amount of spices according to taste.
  4. To make dough: Sift together dry ingredients and cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a fork or pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly.
  5. While mixing with a wooden spoon, add water a tablespoon at a time until dough holds together in a ball(you may need more or less water than stated depending on humidity of your flour)
  6. (If the dough crumbles, add a little more water by drops until the particles adhere).
  7. When dough comes together into a ball, lightly flour your work surface (counter top or cutting board) and roll out the dough until 1/8 inch thick.
  8. Cut out 6-8 inch circles (while working with dough, if dough becomes sticky or too soft put in refridgerator for 10 minutes to cool).
  9. Place two teaspoons of meat stuffing in ceter of pastry cut outs.
  10. Moisten the edges of the dough with water and fold the top half of the dough circle over the filling (into a half circle) and pinch edges together with a fork to seal.
  11. Once all patties are formed, lightly brush the tops with beaten egg.
  12. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 521.13 Kcal (2182 kJ)
Calories from fat 230.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.65g 39%
Cholesterol 91.63mg 31%
Sodium 1598.56mg 67%
Potassium 611.07mg 13%
Total Carbs 55.98g 19%
Sugars 7.13g 29%
Dietary Fiber 6.47g 26%
Protein 16.83g 34%
Vitamin C 22.9mg 38%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 26%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Calcium 188mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 183.55 Kcal (768 kJ)
Calories from fat 81.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.03g 39%
Cholesterol 32.27mg 31%
Sodium 563.02mg 67%
Potassium 215.22mg 13%
Total Carbs 19.72g 19%
Sugars 2.51g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2.28g 26%
Protein 5.93g 34%
Vitamin C 8.1mg 38%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 26%
Iron 1.5mg 23%
Calcium 66.2mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.8
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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