A pasty is a handheld meat pie. Originating in Cornwall, England, they were a perfect food on the go for miners. When laborers immigrated to the United States, they brought the pasty with them- the Michigan Upper Peninsula is also known for its pasties.
To be consider authentic, a pasty must be made with diced beef, potato, rutabaga and onion. So that is what we shall do. This is a great family activity and dinner.