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Upper Peninsula Pastie Dog Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced carrot
- 1/2 cup diced rutabaga
- 1/2 cup diced potato
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup beef broth
- 1 package hot dog buns
- 1 tablespoon melted butter

Special equipment needed:
- Large mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- Pastry brush

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, onion, carrot, rutabaga, potato, salt, black pepper, thyme, rosemary, and garlic powder. Mix well.

3. Add beef broth to the mixture and mix until well combined.

4. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a log shape.

5. Place the logs onto a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

6. Brush the hot dog buns with melted butter and toast them in the oven for 5 minutes.

7. Place each log onto a toasted hot dog bun and serve.


- Time:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 35-40 minutes
Temperature:
- Oven temperature: 375°F
- Internal temperature of the logs: 160°F
Serving size:
- 8 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories per serving: 380
- Total fat: 18g
- Saturated fat: 7g
- Cholesterol: 70mg
- Sodium: 650mg
- Total carbohydrate: 32g
- Dietary fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 4g
- Protein: 21g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground beef can be substituted with ground pork or ground turkey.
- Beef broth can be substituted with chicken broth or vegetable broth.

Variations:
- Add shredded cheese on top of the logs before baking.
- Add diced bell peppers or mushrooms to the mixture.
- Use different spices to change the flavor profile.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to mix the ingredients well to ensure even distribution of flavors.
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the logs.
- Serve with ketchup, mustard, or relish.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve on a platter with a side of fries or chips.

Garnishes:
- Sprinkle chopped parsley or green onions on top.

Pairings:
- Serve with a cold beer or soda.

Suggested side dishes:
- French fries
- Potato salad
- Coleslaw

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the logs are too dry, add more beef broth to the mixture.
- If the logs are falling apart, add an egg to the mixture to bind it together.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the logs to an internal temperature of 160°F to ensure they are safe to eat.

Food history:
- The pastie is a traditional dish from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which was originally brought over by Cornish miners in the 1800s.

Flavor profiles:
- Savory, meaty, and slightly sweet.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a main dish for lunch or dinner.

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Taste: Savory, Meaty, Herby, Comforting, Rich