If you have ever had a pasty (pass-tee) you know how delicious they can be. They are popular in Michigan, which is where I grew up. I've also had some good ones when I lived in Las Vegas. But being able to get them dining out is hard when you don't live in an area that offers them. I don't know any place near where I currently live that offers vegan pasty on their menu. So I make them at home! They are simple to make and are really good.
Simple Vegan Pasty Recipe
Decide what you want to in the filling. I use a combination of veggie ground burger, onion, carrot, peas, potato, and garlic. I soften the onion, carrot, and garlic in a pan with a little olive oil, then mix it in a bowl with the other ingredients. Add a little salt and pepper to taste, mix it all to combine.
To keep the outside of this simple I use vegan phyllo dough. You can usually find it in the freezer section of your local grocery store or health food store. Use three sheets together for each pasty that you use. Lay the sheets down to make one, add a generous amount of filling, and fold over the top to close it. Fold up and crimp around the edges, brush the top with olive oil or melted vegan butter (or spray with olive oil). Put them in the oven and bake on 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Check them after 20 minutes. You want to pull them out when they are golden brown. Avoid cooking them too long and burning them. Top them with gravy (homemade or store bought).