As a busy mum I am always looking for lunchbox ideas that also pass as a wholesome, balanced meal. A parcel of goodness with as many of the 5 food groups in it as possible but still packed with yumminess. So when we created this yummy pouch of goodness, we were excited that it was an all in one creation that could pass as a meal, a snack, and most importantly a lunchbox creation full of goodness. Even though Oliver is not a huge fan of vegetables he loves these pasties that I sneak extra vegetables into. Hope that you enjoy them also…
Cornish Pasties – Wheat-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free
1 kg lean minced beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
350 g carrot, finely chopped
1 cup baby peas
200 ml beef stock
1 tsp wheat-free Worcestershire sauce
2 tbs tomato sauce
1 tsp thyme, chopped
200 g potato, diced
200 g sweet potato, diced
6 sheets of frozen wheat-free puff pastry
Preheat oven to 200° Celsius
Boil diced potato and sweet potato in a saucepan for 5-10 mins. Leave until needed.
Heat a little oil of your choice in a frying pan. Add the finely chopped onion and sauté until transparent. Add the mince. We use mince for ease. Cook over a high heat until well browned. Add the diced carrots and fry for a further 5 mins. Add the peas, stock, Worcestershire sauce, tomato puree and thyme. Cover and simmer gently for 20 mins until vegetables are tender and liquid has been absorbed. Drain the water from the potatoes and add with the tomato sauce to the frying pan. Season with salt and pepper and allow to cool.
Roll out the pastry thinly and cut into desired round circles.
Spoon some of the meat mixture into the centre of the circle. Brush edges with rice milk.
Pull sides up and seal at the top, crimping the edges with your fingers as you go.
Brush with rice milk.
Repeat with remaining filling until all filling has been used. Try to fill your parcel as much as possible.
If possible chill for 20 mins or freeze until needed.
Place on baking paper on try and bake for 10-20 mins until golden brown and puffy.
These are great to freeze and heat for a great wholesome lunchbox idea.