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  1. Cynthia
    December 21, 2008 • 11:41 pm

    I too love beef patties!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. simplytrinicooking.com
    December 21, 2008 • 11:56 pm

    Hi Cynthia. Thanks for visiting and Merry Christmas to you also from Trinidad and Tobago.

  3. Becky
    December 22, 2008 • 10:26 pm

    Parang time!!
    I miss those days,lucky you!
    Anyway have your self a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  4. simplytrinicooking.com
    December 23, 2008 • 12:13 am

    Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to you Becky.

  5. Anonymous
    May 3, 2009 • 9:43 pm

    hi, i had a question about the shortening. i cant seem to find it in nyc in the groceries. is it a substitute for the shortening that we can use in this recepie, like doubling the amount of butter? or any that will give us the same results as you gotten?

  6. Felix Padilla
    May 4, 2009 • 12:23 am

    The shortening or lard is the key ingredient to the flakiness of the beef pie but if you cannot get it I guess you would have to use the butter to substitute for the shortening.

    Just remember if you use butter, the pies would not be as flaky.

  7. trini_ian
    April 9, 2011 • 4:50 pm

    hey Felix I just tried this recipe. It brought me back to those days going to the bakery for hops. I wanted to know if you have any recipes for coconut tart and black pudding?

  8. Felix
    April 9, 2011 • 5:04 pm

    Not as yet Ian. There is still a lot of recipes to post. Stay tuned :-)

  9. BlogGurl
    April 26, 2011 • 9:21 pm

    you have any recipe for cheese pie?

  10. Cheezees
    February 10, 2012 • 1:42 am

    I can’t wait to veganize this recipe with some smart grounds. Ah miss meh beef pie from de “bake-ree”. Do you have a recipe for plain buns? The ones with the light sugar glaze on top?

  11. raya
    October 11, 2012 • 6:13 am

    I love you…. keep up the good work…. The amount of commess that happening in my kitchen since I came upon your site as I trying to introduce these people to good Trini food. Still trying to perfect the dhalpuri roti and failed twice now but going to try the beef pies today. I guess the dough in this recipe does not have to rest ,right?? So far away from home, sometimes your recipes bring tears to my eyes.
    God Bless keep it coming.

  12. Candace
    October 25, 2012 • 6:27 pm

    Made some of these today, left out the shortening and added a little sugar in the dough. Very delicious! I will def make again!

  13. Rach
    January 7, 2013 • 12:25 am

    Can you store these in the freezer? Also if you we to all whole wheat flour to the dough, how much would you add? (kind of a health freak lol)

    • Felix
      January 7, 2013 • 1:55 am

      The dough can be frozen for later. Seeing that my wife made this for safety she says that she would use 1/2 cup whole wheat and 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour. Do have fun and please tell me the results :)

  14. Gypsy
    January 28, 2014 • 7:03 pm

    I did not have ground beef but figured I could substitute another filling so I used cheese. Made them this morning for my family for breakfast especially as recipe is simple so knew it would be quick. As a trini still living in Trinidad I often get to buy beef, chicken, cheese, etc pies so I can definitely say that as my first attempt at making my very own homemade this was a great success.

    I added 1 teaspoon of salt and a little oregano to the dough for a slight flavour that went well with the cheese. Thank you, I will be using this recipe to make lots of different pies, both savoury and sweet.


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