4.25.2011

meat pies

Our family's most favorite musical is "Sweeney Todd" with Johnny Depp and Helena-Bonham Carter. Although Kate, 11, hasn't seen it, yet, we all love listening to the CD in the car and at home. For those unfamiliar with this classic (having been a musical on stage for decades), it is about a barber who is after vengeance against the man who destroyed his family, to put it mildly. Having gone a bit mental, he begins to kill his customers and baking them into meat pies. Yum. The song, 'Try the Priest,' is magical.

Every time I make pocket pies with veggie-meat, it reminds me of Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pies and I want to burst out it dance and song whilst baking.

The recipe uses the Flaky Biscuit dough for the crust, with added parsley (very easy), and a wonderful mixture of Boca burgers, minced, and broccoli in a thick, creamy gravy. If you use burgers, please remember to saute them before you use them - otherwise they gets a little mushy. The broccoli needs to be minced fine, as well, so you don't have huge chunks sticking out at all angles.

I've made these many times, and while not a low-fat food because of the Earth Balance in the dough, it sure is flaky, crispy and tasty!

Cost Breakdown

flour, Earth Balance, milk: $3
Boca, broccoli: $5
onion, garlic, mustard: $1
spices: $1
Total to make 14 pies:
$10.00




6 comments:

  1. VA- If you get a chance, you have to watch the DVD of Sweeny Todd with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn. It is OUTSTANDING!

    These "meat" pockets sound great, and I think that a Sweeny Todd weekend with food is in order! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yes! Perfect for Sweeny Todd. I'll have to make these and have a showing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. in2insight - We've listened to the CD with Angela and George, but I wasn't aware they had it on video. Thanks! We'll have to find it!

    Tender Branson - great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  4. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0013Z7RUC/ref=olp_prime_new?ie=UTF8&shipPromoFilter=1&sort=sip&me=&seller=&condition=new

    Netflix does not have it yet for some reason.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks, in2insight...

    and thank you, Amy!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comment! I'll check if it's spam and post if it is not. I appreciate your time and effort for commenting! ~ Zsu