Our recipe for Hårgan Meat Pies is a Paid Promotion for A24’s Midsommar.
We’d be amiss if we didn’t create a recipe for one of our favorite movies of 2019 this year for Halloween. That’s right, I’m talking about Midsommar. While it isn’t traditional horror, it is still pretty horrific and had a TON of food references. With that in mind, we created not 1 but 2 new recipes for the movie. First up are our Hårgan Meat Pies!
In Midsommar, after a family tragedy, a young American couple joins some friends at a midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that grow increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.
Unlike the Hårgans in the film, we used ground beef instead of goat. While it would be equally as delicious with the goat meat, beef is easier to come by. We also added potato, onion, as well as a mixture of herbs and spices common to the region. The result was a delicious and hearty meat pie perfect for enjoying during your viewing of Midsommar. Don’t worry, we left the hair out of it.
We hope you enjoy trying out our Hårgan Meat Pies. Stay tuned because we have another Midsommar recipe that we will be sharing this Thursday! Have you seen Midsommar yet? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below!
To mark the blu-ray release of Midsommar, The Geeks have created 2 brand new recipes, the 1st of which is Hårgan Meat Pies similar to those seen in the movie!
- 2 boxes Pre-made Pie Crust (we used the type that came 2 crusts to a box, giving us 4 crusts total)
- Flour for rolling out pie crust
- Butter to grease the pie pans
- 1 Egg for egg wash.
- 1 lb. Ground Beef (85/15)
- 3 cups grated Red Potato (we left the skins on)
- 1/4 cup chopped Yellow Onion
- 1/4 chopped Fresh Parsley
- 1 1/2 tsp Dried Dill
- 1/2 tsp Allspice
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tbsp Butter
- Salt and Pepper
- In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat.
- Add the ground beef in small pieces.
- Add remaining potatoes, onions, herbs, and spices.
- Cook until the meat is browned, stirring often. (Don't overcook)
- Salt as you go while cooking (don't add it all at the beginning)
- Drain grease if necessary.
- Set mixture aside to cool. (The mixture should be cool when you add it to the pie)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Crack an egg in a bowl and mix. Set aside.
- Grease your pie pans with butter and stick them in the freezer to chill. (we used 4 inch pie pans)
- Unroll your pre-made pie dough and make sure there are no breaks in the dough. If so, push the dough back together.
- Using the appropriately sized cookie cutter, cut circles for the bottom of your pies. (Click here for the formula for the right size.)
- Take your pie pans out of the freezer and place them on a baking sheet (if they aren't connected).
- Place a small strip of parchment in each pan to help lift the pie later.
- Press pie dough into your pie pan with a small amount on the edge for the lip.
- Refrigerate the pie pans with dough again to chill them.
- Fill with the beef mixture making sure there are no gaps.
- Roll more dough once again for your pie tops. (This will be the diameter of your pie pan)
- Make sure to add small vents towards the center of the pie top.
- Brush the edge of the pie crust with egg wash and top with pie top.
- Brush with egg wash.
- Using the remaining pieces of pie dough. Cut small leaves and symbols.
- Place these pieces on top of the pie and brush again with egg wash.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until pie crust is golden brown.
- Serve. (Don't put any hair in them though because that's not sanitary)
*This is a Paid Promotion for A24’s Midsommar. All opinions are wholly our own. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.