Sea Pie (Six Pates)


This sea pie is an old French recipe that was passed down from my great-grandmother to my mother, then to myself and my family. Many people think this has to do with fish or seafood when they see the name, but it does not have anything to do with fish. The name in French is six pates, which, translated to English, means six doughs.

Prep Time:
50 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins


  • 5 pounds boneless beef sirloin, cubed

  • 3 pounds boneless pork roast, cubed

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed

  • 4 large onions, chopped

  • 6 large stalks celery, chopped

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 6 homemade 9-inch pie crusts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cook and stir beef, pork, and chicken in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat until meat begins to brown. Mix in onions and celery; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 5 more minutes.

  3. Arrange 2 pie crusts in a single layer in the bottom of a large roasting pan. Spread 1/2 of the meat mixture over crusts. Arrange 2 more pie crusts on top, then spread with remaining meat mixture. Cover with remaining 2 pie crusts, pressing and stretching them to the sides of the pan. Poke 8 small holes on top to allow steam to escape.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown and pie is hot and bubbly, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

631 Calories
32g Fat
35g Carbs
49g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 631
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 496mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 685mg 15%

* 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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