Australia Day Recipes

Dont go cooking lamb or beef on Australia day use Kangaroo or Emu our Aussie Coat of Arms.
Chuck some roo or emu steaks on the Barbie its lean its tasty and goes great with beer.

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Aussie Meat Pie (Roo Pie)

1kg Kangaroo mince 
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
2 rashers middle bacon, trimmed, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons plain flour
2 cups salt-reduced beef stock
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
4 sheets frozen ready-rolled shortcrust pastry, partially thawed, halved diagonally
2 sheets frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, partially thawed, quartered
1 egg, lightly beaten
Tomato sauce, to serve
12 cans of Beer

 Cook Roo mince, bacon and onion in a frying pan for 8 to 10 minutes or till brown.

Add tomato paste and flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until combined. Add stock and thyme. Stir to combine. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened and meat is tender. Season with pepper. Remove from heat.

Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Line eight 7.5cm round pie moulds with shortcrust pastry. Trim excess. Fill cases with kangaroo mixture. Top with puff pastry. Trim excess. Press edges together with a fork to seal. Using a small sharp knife, cut a small cross in pie tops. Brush with egg. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Serve with sauce and at least 12 beers, these pies are bloody beautiful.

Emu Burgers

3 kg minced Emu
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 large onion slices
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 hamburger buns
Bbq Sauce
8 Bundy and cokes

Combine Emu, worcestershire sauce, dry mustard and salt and pepper, mixing well. Shape into six patties and chuck on barbie with the onion and bacon. melt some cheese on the burgers when nearly cooked.
Toast buns on barbie, chuck on the emu burger, bacon, bbq sauce beetroot, tomatoe, lettuce, pineapple,(leave off what you dont like) and serve with heaps of nice cold cans of Bundie and coke
Makes 6 servings.

Welcome to country ceremony

Ceremonies and protocols are an important part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Incorporating ceremonies into Australia Day activities allows the wider community to share in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and promote a stronger sense of shared nationhood. Such ceremonies include Welcome to Country to welcome visitors into a community and Smoking Ceremonies to clear impurities from the land or sea.