A pasty (PAST-ee) is a meat and vegetable meal in a flaky pie crust. Pasties are great for dinner, picnics, & parties.
From the mining towns of Cornwall, England to the Mines of the Copper Country of Michigan and beyond:
Pasties (Past-eez) just like Gram used to make!
The Miner’s Delight: Ground Pork & Beef, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Rutabaga, Salt and Pepper.
Chicken Pasty: Ground Chicken, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Bell Peppers, Cheese, and Chili Seasoning.
Vegetarian Pasty: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Sweet Peppers, Butternut Squash, Broccoli Sticks, Red Cabbage, Cheese, Chili Seasoning.
Beef Pasty: Ground Beef, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Salt and Pepper.
Beef w/ Green Chilies: Ground Beef, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Green Chilies, Salt & Pepper.
Chorizo: Beef Chorizo, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Salt & Pepper.
Chicken Fiesta: Diced Chicken, potatoes, onions, carrots, Ro*Tel (Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies), Cheese, Green Chilies, Chili Seasoning.
- Breakfast: Eggs, Sausage, CHeese, Potatoes.
- Bacon Cheese Burger: Ground Beef, Bacon Bits, Cheese, Salt & Pepper.
The Start of Snowbird Pasties
My name is Sue Ann Hockman and I am the founder of Snowbird Pasties.
I am a Yooper from Ontonagon, Michigan. My grandma was from Laurium, MI on the Keweenaw Peninsula. This area is commonly known as the Copper Country. My Grandma made pasties for many years at Toni’s Country Kitchen. She in turn taught me how to make them.
I have been in Tucson, AZ since the summer of 2011. I had been missing my pasties and made them one day for the family. My mother and I were talking about how nice it would be to have pasties to sell to the Snow Birds in Tucson Estates. After calling around and getting a few orders I made my first batch to sell. They were very well accepted and Snowbird Pasties was born. For the last three years I have been selling pasties to people in and around Tucson. My daughter Katrina helps me with deliveries.
I have met people from many different states and countries and it is amazing to discover where pasties have been found. More of that in Pasty History.
– Sue Ann