As visitors reach the small town of Ironwood, stomachs growl and thoughts turn toward fueling up before braving the Copper Peak Adventure Ride. Ironwood natives, the Pozegas, dished up their savory family recipe so everyone can enjoy a taste of the U.P.

Dough Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

Filling Ingredients

  • 6 cups thinly-diced potatoes
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix flour, shortening, salt and baking powder until fine. Then beat egg with a fork, mix in vinegar and cold water.
  3. Combine with flour mixture until it forms a dough. Divide the dough into 6 round balls.
    Mix potatoes, meat, onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a large bowl.
  4. Roll out each ball of dough into a circle and fill with ¹/6 of the meat filling over half of each circle. Put a pat of butter on top of mixture, and fold over and seal edges.
  5. Make small slits on top of each pastry. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and brush pasties with milk. Bake until golden brown, about 1 hour.

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