2010 MOINK Ball Challenge: Paul Haight

Paul Haight’s MOINK & Ale Pie


  • 24 MOINK Balls
  • 4 medium roasting potatoes (gold, white, or red potatoes)
  • 3-4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 16 oz. dark ale or beer
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons of flour mixed well in 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 package puffed pastry dough (2 sheets)
  • Egg wash (1 medium egg and egg white from 1 medium egg)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


To vote for Paul’s entry please leave a positive comment below…

54 Comments on 2010 MOINK Ball Challenge: Paul Haight

  1. It’s MOINK Ball Pie!

    But it’s good… ;)

  2. That looks awesome!

  3. That looks so good and savory. I’d eat the heck out of it!

  4. Paul has my vote. Wilfred’s sub looked very good, but that pie looks AWESOME!

  5. MmmMOINKs I love pie and love MOINKS this is the marriage of two greats
    Thus it’s a winner in my mouth

  6. Great job… glad your trip to Scotland inspired you!

  7. Thought I would drop by and say your pie looks amazing, though I am also in the contest I have to give your recipe props!, Great job man!

  8. Give me a cold day, and serve me MOINK & Ale Pie!

  9. Pauls pie looks’ exellent! The recipe, IMHO has a good balance. And the crust looks cooked to perfection. To thumbs up!

  10. Younger Daughter // September 12, 2010 at 5:55 pm //

    I had the great privilege of eating that… Man was it good! But it didn’t last long.

    GO DAD!

  11. Excellent entries all around. But Paul’s MOINK Ball pie with that perfect looking pastry on top gets my vote!!!

  12. Dude, that looks amazing! I’m seriously serious here, that’s abslolutly MOINKtacular. I can totally picture me with several pints of cold beer and about half of that pie!! Bravo!!! Am I allowed to be from Texas and say Bravo? Oh yea, John Wayne was in Rio Bravo so it’s OK.

  13. This looks awesome and extremely creative. No Excuses BBQ has my vote !!!!

  14. My vote is for No Excuses BBQ Moink and Ale Pie.

  15. OK Paul, I’m impressed. VERY impressed. JEALOUSLY impressed even. Yeah, I can see how that didn’t last long!

  16. That, sir, is a thing of beauty!!

  17. Big fan of No Excuses BBQ. There are “No Excuses” for not trying Paul’s Moink Ball Pie.

  18. Ok, I want to eat about 6 of these things! Not slices, I mean whole pies!

  19. Jay Mollerskov // September 13, 2010 at 10:56 am //

    Looks delicious! That last picture of the wedge has me extremely hungry!

  20. Zydeco, that will be a new dish for me to attempt, looks delicious brother.

  21. Odin the Dog // September 13, 2010 at 11:24 am //

    That looks great! Perfect crust.

  22. Looks great Paul, you have my vote!

  23. Oldest Daughter // September 13, 2010 at 11:11 pm //

    That’s some deliciousness I sorely missed out on…

  24. Moink and Ale pie has my vote!

  25. Nancy Booher // September 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm //

    Moink Balls in a pie, who would have thought? It looks amazing Paul. Can’t wait to try it!

  26. OOOOOOOOOOH BOY that MOINK PIE looks fantastic!!!

  27. another vote for Paul’s moink pie

  28. No disrespect to the other entries, but No Excuses BBQ seems to have put a huge effort into the MOINK and Ale pie. It’s looks awesome and get my vote !!!

  29. Okay… It’s time for me to vote on this challenge. The MOINK and Ale Pie is by far the best looking and most detailed of the three. This gets my vote for sure.

  30. This is just amazing! Way to go Paul

  31. This looks verry good!

  32. sniff…..sniff… do i smell MOINK…..no… it’s pie crust….sniff, sniff… a MOINK ball Pie!!! that’s awesomness in a pieplate!!!

  33. This one still has my vote !!!

  34. By far the best of them all !!!

  35. Another vote for MOINK ans Ale Pie !!!

  36. 2 thumbs up for No Excuses….

  37. Paul! Paul! Paul! MOINK PIE! MOINK PIE!!

  38. Holy MOINK balls Fatman! Now that’s the kind of entry that I was hoping to see – xlnt!

  39. Very nice, looks just great.

  40. Amazing, simply amazing!

  41. Obviously the best entry by far.

  42. Harbormaster // September 21, 2010 at 5:20 am //

    A friend of mine used to make a killer hamburger pie.
    This recipe stomps that one. Outstanding!

  43. The pie is the bomb!

  44. Big George's BBQ // September 21, 2010 at 5:25 am //

    That Moink Ball Pie looks Awesome

  45. Gotta try this one looks great

  46. This still looks like the best entry to me. Hope you win it.

  47. My vote today goes to Paul and his MOINK Ball Pie.

  48. Great looking pie!!!!! I vote for this one

  49. Odin the Dog // September 21, 2010 at 9:09 am //

    That looks most amazing!

  50. Wow that looks great!

  51. Outstanding entry! This one gets my vote.

  52. Mmmm, meat pie, I love meat pie, and with MOINK balls, looks great.

  53. This one gets my vote looks spectacular

  54. Looks and sounds great.Thats a winner!

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