Are you an Elven soldier on the go? No? How about a person of nerdy repute that loves to make hardcore hobbit recipes? Me too! Hehe. This time I tackled the Galadhrim Ration from LOTRO. The game tells me this contains a ball of dough, royal tater, and beef. The ball of dough is an ingredient recipe that contains water and winter barley flour. Well, to me all these things make me think of a stuffed meat bun that is inspired by a tortiere (o.k. maybe that last bit is my canadian nature shining through). Especially the bit about it being for elven soldiers on a battle field…a pie might not be practical, buns it is! Hehe buns…
- 2 cup flour
- 1 tbl brown sugar, unpacked
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 tbl light cooking margarine
- 1 cup pureed cooked sweet potato
- 1/3 cup water
- 8 oz extra lean ground beef
- 8 oz ground pork
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 1 tbl poultry seasoning
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbl red wine
- 1 pkg oxo beef (optional)
- Prepare the dough according to the hard biscuit directions Here. This dough is just a slight variation on that recipe. It works so well!
- To prepare the filling spray and heat a pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add beef and pork. Brown and drain any fat.
- Add the remaining filling ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce the sauce by half.
- Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness and cut 16 rounds using a large round biscuit cutter. Fill each round with 1-2 tbl of filling. Pull up the side of the dough to form the bun and cover the filling. It’s ok if some of the meat ends up in your dough. I think it looks rustic. Ofcourse thats my excuse for most mistakes…it’s rustic!!!
- Bake at 425F for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Makes 16 buns. Each bun contains 160 calories, 6.6 grams fat, and 1 gram of fibre.
If you want to make this into a pie instead just spoon the filling into a pie plate and cover with the dough. Fold over the excess to create a raised edge. Bake 425F for 25-30 minutes.
Nummy for the Elven soldier not on the go.
One pie divided into 8 portions is 319 calories, 13 grams fat, and 2 grams fibre per serving. The pie version of this was so tasty that my personal hungry soldier (well, sailor really) ate the majority of the pie throughout the evening. I count that as an epic win considering my husband hates sweet potato.