Lamb Pasties

They can be eaten like a sandwich

They can be eaten like a sandwich

These are a great way to use up a little leftover lamb. The dough will make six 9″ circles or 12 5″ ones.

Lamb Pasties


  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter (8 tbsp)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/3-1/2 cup ice water
  • egg white mixed with milk


  • 3 cups diced lamb
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage
  • 1 cup meat stock
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • Salt/pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter

Mix flour and salt together and then cut butter in. Combine egg yolk and 1/3 cup water and add to flour. Add more water slowly until a smooth dough forms. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. Meanwhile make filling. Heat two tablespoons butter in a large saute pan and cook onion over medium heat until golden. Add carrot and cook until soft. Add potatoes and stir to coat. Add meat, turmeric and sage and then add broth. Season with salt and pepper and cook until thick over low heat and potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes adding more broth if necessary. Remove dough from refrigerator and cut into six  equal pieces. Roll each out to 9″ and scoop about one cup filling into center. Brush edge with water and fold dough into a half moon sealing with a fork. Cut three slits in top and place on a baking sheet lined with greased parchment paper. Continue to form until all dough is gone. Brush tops with egg milk mixture and bake at 350 degrees until golden, about 40 minutes. Serve hot.

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7 Responses to Lamb Pasties

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    Although I don’t usually HAVE leftover lamb, I’m sure the pasties are very tasty. Could I use ground lamb? How much do the 3 cups of diced lamb weigh?

  2. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  3. Angeline M says:

    This sounds delicious, and must be a sign. I just saw a recipe for a Shepard’s Pie empanadas, I forget which meat they used in that recipe, but lamb sounds excellent.

  4. Michelle says:

    I keep meaning to try making pasties. Those look great.

  5. safifer says:

    Looks so good–unfortunately I seldom have leftover lamb–I may have to plan some just to make these.

  6. This nice, I love lamb.

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