Meat Pie


This meat pie is delicious! I got it from my husband's mother. She is French so I believe this is a French meat pie recipe. Beef, pork, and potato are all nicely spiced and baked together. It's yummy and pretty easy to make too! It's best served fresh, but you can also make it ahead and freeze or refrigerate it. Serve the pie by itself or with a beef gravy.

close up view of a meat pie in a glass pie plate
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9-inch pie

This hearty meat pie recipe is quick, easy, and full of satisfying and crowd-pleasing ingredients.

How to Make Meat Pie

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Meat Pie Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this homemade meat pie recipe:

· Meat: The "meat" in this meat pie is a combination of ground beef and ground pork.
· Vegetables: You'll need a potato and an onion.
· Spices and seasonings: This hearty meat pie is flavored with garlic, mustard powder, dried thyme, dried sage, ground cloves, salt, and pepper.
· Water: Add ¼ cup of water to the ground meat mixture as it cooks.
· Pie crust: Use a store-bought or homemade double pastry crust.

How to Make a Meat Pie

Here's a very brief overview of what you can expect when you make a classic meat pie at home:

1. Boil and mash the potatoes.
2. Cook the meat with the water, onion, garlic, and seasonings.
3. Mix in the potatoes, then fill the pie crust. Cover with the top crust.
4. Bake until the crust is browned.

What to Serve With Meat Pie

Meat pie is traditionally served alone or with Beef Gravy. It would also pair well with roasted vegetables (such as these Roasted Parsnips and Carrots) or classic side dishes, like Cream Peas or Mashed Potatoes.

How to Store Meat Pie

Store your leftover meat pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat thoroughly in the oven or in the microwave.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Excellent pie," raves one Allrecipes community member. "Just the right amount of seasoning. I used instant potato flakes to thicken it and doubled the recipe to make two pies. This will be my meat pie recipe from now on."

"This wonderful meat pie epitomizes the term 'comfort food,'" according to jshell43. "So easy to put together, it's almost a complete meal in itself. Just add a nice garden salad and voila…dinner is served!"

"We replaced half the ground pork with ground beef," says pdm. "This recipe was easy, the result was yummy and reminded us of the French Canadian meat pie we have had many times over the years."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • ½ pound ground pork

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • clove garlic, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon dried sage

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Place potato in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, mash, and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, crumble ground beef and pork into a large saucepan. Add onion, garlic, mustard powder, thyme, sage, cloves, salt, and black pepper. Stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until meat is evenly browned.

  4. Remove from the heat and mix in mashed potato.

  5. Ease one pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate. Fill with meat mixture, then top with the remaining pie crust. Trim any excess dough, then crimp the edges with the tines of a fork to seal. Prick top crust a few times with a knife to vent steam. Cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is browned, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
24g Fat
28g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 577mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 291mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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