This is how it is done, (makes four individual pies)
The healthy meat pie
2 tsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
500gm lean beef or kangaroo mince
1 to 2 cups of finely processed veges (carrots, corn. peas, broccoli..)
1/2 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
3 eggs at room temperature (or four egg whites)
300ml of low fat ricotta cheese
12 sheets of filo pastry
60gm feta (optional)
|please excuse the terrible night time shots….|
+ Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees of 160 fan. Line a baking tray with baking paper
+ Heat oil in large fry pan and brown onion. Add mince and cook for another 5 minutes, making sure you break it down with a spoon. Stir in vegetables and parsley ( I also added a bit of worcestershire sauce here) and set aside in a colander to drain for 5 minutes.
+ Meanwhile whisk your eggs and ricotta in a bowl. Lay 2 sheets of filo pastry on your bench with long edge facing you. Spread over 2 tbsp cream mixture and roll up lightly to form a long roll with edges open. Carefully twist roll into a coil and and place on tray. Repeat until you have made four.
+ Pour remaining cream mixture over the top of pastry coils, Scatter over feta and bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes as they get damn hot!