Experience a Northern Michigan Treat with Motor City Pasty Co.

A flavorful food typically associated with Michigan's Upper Peninsula is making its way to Detroit. 

The Motor City Pasty Co. is hoping to turn this culturally iconic treat into a staple of the Metro Detroit dining scene.

Owner Jason Edberg stopped by the Fox2 Kitchen Sunday morning to share some of his signature pasty recipes and show how they're made. 

Watch the video above and follow the recipe here. 

Motor City Pasty Co. Miner's Delight 


  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 cups shortening
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups water


  • 12 large potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup rutabaga, diced
  • 6 medium onions, diced
  • 2 lb ground sirloin (coarsely ground preferred)
  • 1/2 lb ground pork shoulder
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons seasoned salt


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup water  


  1. Mix flour, shortening, and salt together like a pie crust.
  2. Add water slowly and continue mixing until sticky feeling is gone.
  3. Roll crust into long thick "rope" and cut into 8 even pieces.  
  4. Roll out in a circle.  
  5. Mix filling together thoroughly and add 2 cups of filling onto crust. Fold over and seal/crimp crust. Brush top with glaze mix.
  6. Bake in a conventional oven at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Commercial convection oven may reduce temp to 375 degrees for 50 minutes.