Family recipe — U.P. Pasty

Growing up in and around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan one knows the taste and beauty of  a good pasty. This recipe is one passed to us from my mother Elaine’s sister Ruth. I as a kid enjoyed many a pasty. It a good day when we make them…(not nearly enough):-(

CRUST

  1.  3 cups flour
  2.  1 1/2 tsp. salt
  3.  2/3 cup shortening
  4.  2/3 cup ICE water

Mix flour, salt, and water together and then cut in shortening.

FILLING:

  1.  1 1/4    ground beef
  2.  1/2 lb. ground pork
  3.  4           red potatoes
  4.   1          onion
  5.   1/2     rutabaga  minced finely)
  6.   3         carrots
  7.               salt for each pasty
  8.               pepper
  9.    1 pat  butter per pasty

PREPERATION:

Separate dough into 5 portions.  Roll out each portion into a flat circle. Fill half the circles with raw ingredients and add a tbs. of butter. Close by folding into a half circle. Pinch edges closed with a fork using water to stick the edge together.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, turn down to 375 and bake an additional 45-50 minutes.

Enjoy with your favorite condiment…PSST ketchup!!!

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smoked St. Louis style ribs

the local supermarket had a BOGO sale on ribs. So I got some,who wouldn’t?! I decided to smoke them in my lil $20 dollar garage sale grill.

Pretty simple really. just make sure you take the membrane off the bk side and use whatever rub you want and smoke away. I used Pappy’s and some garlic powder and later slathered with some BBQ sauce.

They smoked for about 4 hours at 225-250 and turned out great.

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all seasoned up

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coals ready

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all set to go

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Let’s eat!!

 

Smoked Pork Sirloin to Die for…

Tonight I smoked a Pork Sirloin purchased from Costco. It was Fabulous… and quite easy..

I seasoned the roast with salt, garlic and bacon salt. I did not have bacon to wrap it with.

I used apple wood chips soaked a good 45 minutes for the flavor. It was cooked at 250 for about 3.5 hours until  internal temperature reached 150 degrees.

Nothing fancy but OMG it was good.

It was served with mashers and a cup of apple sauce… Brady bunch anyone….?I let it sit for 30 minutes and sliced it with my electric slicer .. thick for dinner and thinner for sandwiches later.