Simple Meat Pie

Easy meat pie recipes

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
827 Calories
47g Fat
80g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 827
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1934mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 347mg 27%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1010mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Popular in British cuisine, meat pies are a savory mixture of ground or shredded meat and vegetables in a flaky pie crust. These hearty dishes are a great use for leftover meat, such as roast beef, beef brisket, beef stew meat, pot roast, or even taco meat. This recipe also calls for a few things from the freezer, like hash brown potatoes and frozen peas and carrots. When all mixed together, placed inside a pre-made pie crust, and topped with cheddar cheese, this is an ideal all-in-one dish for a busy weeknight.

To make this simple free-form pie, the frozen hash browns are cooked along with sautéd onion, and then the vegetables, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and cooked beef are added and cooked until warmed. The filling is spooned onto the pie dough, the edges are folded over to make a rustic pie, and then it is baked until golden brown; a few slices of cheddar cheese melted on top are the finishing touch. And no need for a pie plate or top crust here—the meat pie is formed and cooked on a baking sheet, making for quick assembly and a homemade look.

If you don't have leftover cooked meat, you can make this pie with pre-cooked refrigerated beef tips or cook some ground beef along with the onion before adding the hash browns.


  • 1 refrigrerated or frozen pie crust

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1/2 cup diced onion

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes

  • 3/4 cup frozen peas and carrots

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 cup leftover cooked shredded roast beef, brisket, or pot roast, or beef taco meat

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 3 slices American cheese, or cheddar cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Ingredients for easy meat pie
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  2. Take the pie crust out of the refrigerator or freezer to thaw while preparing the filling.

    Take pie crust and roll
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  3. Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onions. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until softened.

    Heat onion in skillet
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  4. Add the frozen hash browns. Cook, stirring frequently, 5 to 6 minutes until soft, but not browned.

    Add frozen hashbrowns
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  5. Add the frozen peas and carrots, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and beef. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until the vegetables are thawed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Add frozen peas and carrots
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  6. Unroll the pie crust onto the lined baking sheet. Pile the filling onto the pie crust, leaving a 1-inch border all the way around. Even out the filling with a spatula.

    Unroll the pie crust
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  7. Fold the pie crust border over the meat pie filling, crimping, if desired. The meat pie will look like a rustic tart.

    Fold pie crust border over
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  8. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until the pie crust starts to brown.

    Bake meat pie
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  9. Top the pie with the cheese slices, placing them to cover the filling. Bake another 5 minutes until the cheese melts and the crust is golden brown.

    Top the pie with cheese
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  10. Enjoy.