Tavern Beef and Pork Pie
- 1 1/2 pounds cooked boneless pork shoulder and 1 1/2 pounds cooked beef chuck roast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (recipe follows)
- 1 cup chopped yellow onions
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup red burgundy wine
- 1 cup chopped button mushrooms
- 1 small bunch fresh basil, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
- 1/2 small bunch fresh parsley, chopped (about 3 tablespoons)
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup demi-glace
- 3 pounds puff pastry (homemade or store-bought)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water
In a large skillet, saute the precooked beef and pork cubes, onions, and garlic in the butter over high heat for 5 minutes, until the onions are golden brown. Add the red wine to deglaze the pan, loosening any browned bits on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the mushrooms, basil, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook until the liquid has evaporate. Stir in the demi-glace and cook about 5 minutes more, until all liquid has evaporated again. Remove from the heat. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet and let it cool for 10 minutes. Refrigerate the mixture about 1 hour to cool completely.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out 6 (6 to 8-inch) squares and brush the edges with the egg mixture. Place 1 cup of the meat mixture in the center of each square. Fold each square over diagonally to form a triangle and press the edges firmly to seal. Using a fork, gently prick the center of each triangle to allow steam to escape. Lightly brush the edges again with the egg mixture.
Arrange the triangles 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown.
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