Meat pies

Meat pies

Meat pies are savory pastry delights that are perfect for a hearty snack, appetizer, or even a main course. This recipe combines flavorful ground beef and lamb with aromatic spices and pine nuts, all encased in flaky puff pastry for a deliciously satisfying treat.

Why Try This Recipe

If you’re a fan of savory pastries, these meat pies are sure to hit the spot. They’re packed with savory goodness and have a wonderful blend of flavors and textures that will tantalize your taste buds. Plus, they’re easy to make and perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Ingredients Summary

  • Ground beef
  • Ground lamb
  • White onion
  • Pine nuts
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Frozen puff pastry
  • Egg

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy these meat pies hot out of the oven as a delicious appetizer or snack. They’re also great served alongside a crisp green salad or your favorite dipping sauce for a more substantial meal.

Storage Information

Store any leftover meat pies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can also freeze them for longer storage. To reheat, simply warm them in the oven until heated through.

Techniques and Tips

  • Make sure to drain any excess grease from the cooked meat mixture to prevent the pies from becoming too oily.
  • Allow the meat mixture to cool slightly before filling the pastry rounds to avoid melting the puff pastry.
  • Seal the edges of the pies well to prevent the filling from leaking out during baking.
  • Brushing the pies with egg wash before baking gives them a beautiful golden brown color and a shiny finish.


Feel free to customize the filling to suit your taste preferences. You can add minced garlic, chopped herbs, or diced vegetables like carrots or bell peppers for extra flavor and nutrition. You can also experiment with different types of ground meat, such as turkey, chicken, or pork.

FAQs about the Recipe

Can I make these meat pies ahead of time? Yes, you can assemble the pies ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to bake. Simply cover them with plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out.

Can I use store-bought pie crust instead of puff pastry? Yes, you can use store-bought pie crust if you prefer. Just roll it out to a similar thickness as the puff pastry and follow the same instructions for filling and baking.

Meat pies

Meat Pies

"Savor the savory goodness of homemade meat pies with this easy recipe. Perfectly spiced filling encased in flaky pastry. Try it now!"
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Meat pies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 18


Large Skillet
- Baking sheet or parchment paper
- Rolling pin and cookie cutter


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground lamb
  • 1 white onion finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 17.3 ounce packages frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg beaten


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, ground lamb, chopped onion, pine nuts, ground cinnamon, salt, and black pepper. Cook and stir until the meat is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain any excess grease.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and taste the mixture. Adjust the seasonings if needed. Allow the meat mixture to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheets on a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thick. Use a sharp 3-inch round cookie cutter to cut out at least 9 rounds per sheet.
  • Brush the inside edges of each pastry round with a little water. Place about 2 teaspoons of the cooled meat filling into the center of each round. Fold the pastry round in half to cover the filling and seal the edges well. Repeat with the remaining dough circles and filling.
  • Place the filled pies onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops of the pies with the beaten egg.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the pies are golden brown, which usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Once baked, remove the pies from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Enjoy your delicious meat pies!


These meat pies are flavorful and hearty, perfect for a satisfying meal or snack. Customize the filling with your favorite spices and seasonings.

Written by Belkys mieles

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