Corned Beef Pasty. Introducing you to our homemade corned beef pasties. Loaded with corned beef hash leftovers and cooked in the air fryer, this is the best ever corned beef pasty recipe you will ever find.
If you have not made pasties yet in the air fryer, then this is a fantastic starting point and you can even make slimming world friendly pasties too.
Corned Beef Pasty
I am one of many Brits that was introduced to the pasty in childhood and has loved it ever since.
I grew up in a seaside town in Yorkshire and I loved all the different bakeries in the town with lots of different pasties to try out.
Of course, like many, my all time favourite was Cornish pasties. I loved how they looked, how they tasted and if there was an opportunity to have one, then I was there!
The same for the cheese and onion pasty, but the one that I loved the most was the corned beef pasty.
It was usually loaded up with the filling from corned beef hash and I would usually take an extra one home, so that I could reheat it in the microwave when I got back home later.
All these years later, I am back in Yorkshire and reminding myself of all the best local food. Lots of trips to the bakery later and lots of recipe testing in the Milner family kitchen and we are bringing you a super easy recipe from your corned beef hash leftovers for corned beef pasties in the air fryer.
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What Is A Corned Beef Pasty?
A corned beef pasty is a pasty filled with corned beef, potatoes and often a few other ingredients too.
Though its most common as a way to use up leftover corned beef hash.
If you have not heard of a pasty before then its like an American hand pie. Though the pastry is usually shortcrust pastry which is similar to pie crust. Though we will be using our air fryer pie crust recipe in these homemade pasties.
Can You Make Corned Beef Pasties With Puff Pastry?
Yes, you can, and even though its more traditional to make corned beef pasties with shortcrust pastry, you can also make them with puff pastry.
Though note, when doing so your corned beef pasties will become much bigger when cooked in the air fryer.
Also, if I was to choose, I would say the best pastry for pasties is shortcrust pastry.
Corned Beef Pasties With Wraps
If you are looking for Slimming World pasties, then a simple swap of wraps will make this recipe more suitable for you.
I have experimented and done this recipe to the letter and then just changed my homemade shortcrust pastry for Weight Watchers Wraps.
The results have been amazing and if you have not done corned beef pasties with wraps then you MUST.
Here is an old picture of Jorge with a corned beef pasty made with wraps:
You can also do the same with Cornish pasties, cheese and onion pasties, sausage rolls and so many others.
In fact, check out our Slimming World Sausage Rolls because they are AMAZING.
What’s In A Corned Beef Pasty?
Corned Beef – A classic corned beef pasty recipe starts with corned beef. You can use corned beef from a can or leftover corned beef hash.
Potatoes – Just like a hash, potatoes are an essential ingredient and help mix everything together and give that lovely taste.
Pastry – I love to use my own homemade shortcrust pastry, but you can swap this for puff pastry or wraps.
Egg – I did an experiment and even though I am a fan of spraying food with extra virgin olive oil, it just doesn’t give the same glow as egg wash. Mix some egg with salt and pepper in a bowl and brush your pastry before air frying.
For example, note that the top one has egg wash and the bottom one has extra virgin olive oil.
Seasoning – I love to add in some tomato puree, along with salt, pepper and parsley. You may have your own favourite flavour combos.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in our corned beef pasty in the air fryer, it has just been our Philips Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.
Mix & Match Filling For Corned Beef Pasties
Whilst I am using my corned beef pasty recipe as an excuse to use up corned beef hash leftovers, you can mix and match your filling for your corned beef pasties.
Here are a few ideas you can try:
- Corned Beef And Bean Pasties – Mix together corned beef with baked beans and grated cheese. It tastes amazing, though watch it for burning your lips on the baked beans.
- Corned Beef And Cabbage Pasties – Use up St Paddy’s Day leftovers and load them into pasties. Make sure you cut your leftover cabbage small and then this recipe will be perfect.
- Corned Beef And Onion Pasties – Instead of making corned beef hash pasties opt for onion over potato. Then you can fit more corned beef inside each of your pasties.
- Corned Beef And Potato Pasties – A more traditional corned beef pasty, you can add steamed chunks of potato with corned beef for the ultimate homemade pasty.
How To Make Corned Beef Pasties?
- Load. Start by loading your ingredients into a mixing bowl. We are using leftover corned beef hash and have it chilled in the fridge. So we loaded up the leftover corned beef hash with the other ingredients into a bowl and mixed well.
- Production. Next roll out your pastry circles for your pasties. Then have a bowl with egg wash too. Then another bowl with your filling ready to go.
- Create. Place your pasty filling into one side of the circle, add egg wash around the sides and press down and make into a pie. Either by hand or with a pie press. Then brush in egg wash.
- Load. Air fry until you have golden corned beef pasties and your filling is piping hot.
Why Corned Beef Pasties In The Air Fryer?
The air fryer is amazing and it’s a gamechanger when making pasties. It will give a wonderful crispy glow on your pasties and they will be better than if cooked in the oven.
Though, do note, you can’t air fry that many corned beef pasties at once and we only managed two at a time.
You can also reheat Greggs corned beef pasty in the air fryer too.
Can You Freeze Corned Beef Pasties?
Yes, you can. Though note, you can only reheat corned beef once. Therefore, if using your leftovers you can not reheat them a second time.
I recommend allowing to cool and then wrapping in cling film or foil before loading into the freezer for another day.
More Pies & Pasties In The Air Fryer
If you want to try more pies and pasties in the air fryer, then here are a few more suggestions:
- Air Fryer Pie Crust
- Air Fryer Turkey Pie
- Air Fryer Mince Pies
- Air Fryer Apple Pie
- Air Fryer Cornish Pasties
Air Fryer Corned Beef Pasty
- Place leftover corned beef hash in a bowl and mix with your hands to make it a little mushy. Cut up any bigger bits of potato. Add to the bowl the seasoning, the tomato puree and the grated cheese and mix well with your hands.
- Crack egg into a bowl with salt and pepper and mix with a fork. Roll out your pastry and use the top of the pastry cutter to make perfect rounds.
- Aim for making 6 pasty rounds and then place them on the worktop as you are going to be working in batches of two.
- Place a pastry round in the pasty maker and fill one side with filling and then add egg wash around the edges.
- Close the pasty maker and hold down tight to ensure it creates the perfect pasty.
- Brush the pasty with egg wash.
- Then place two pasties into the air fryer basket on the foil and air fry for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.