Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe was given to me by my Aunt, Carol Cron. My Great Grandfather Tretheway loved meat pies, and this recipe has been with us forever. You can use round steak if you wish. You may also make 1 large pie rather than 5 pasties.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the pastry.
  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together thoroughly the flour and the salt.
  3. With a pastry cutter cut in the shortening till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Using the 7-8 T.
  5. ice water gradually all to dry ingredients, 1 T.
  6. at a time, tossing the ingredients with a fork till the mixture holds together.
  7. Form into a ball.
  8. If desired, cover and chill the dough 1 hour.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the meat-vegetable filling.
  10. Peel and coarsely chop the potatoes.
  11. In a bowl combine the cubed corned beef, chopped potato, cubed turmip or carrot, onion,, salt and pepper.
  12. Set aside.
  13. Divide the dough into five equal portions.
  14. On a lightly floured surface roll out each portion of dough to a 9 inch circle.
  15. Place about 1 cup meat vegetable filling on one half of each circle of dough; fold the pastry over the filling to make a half circle.
  16. Using tines of a fork, seal the pastry edge.
  17. Cut slits in the pastry for escape of steam.
  18. Carefully transfer pasties to an ungreased baking sheet.
  19. Bake pasties at 400 degrees till golden brown about 45 minutes.
  20. If desired, in a small sauce pan combine 1/2 cup ketchup with 1/4 cup water, heat through.
  21. Serve with the pasties.
Most Helpful

Ah! memories! - memories of childhood picnics... my Mother used to make something similar, thanks for posting, they were really great.

JoyfulCook May 20, 2008

I used a tin of corned beef and we have a fan oven so I set this at 180. I like a good filling so am glad that this is 'generous'. I made pie and 3 small pasties too. mmmm. lovely! Did cheat with frozen shortcrust ready made pastry I defrosted last night though too!

chris.rollinson February 27, 2007

This tasted absolutely wonderful!! The only reason I gave it 4 stars (and not 5) is that I had WAY too much filling for the amount of pastry given. Unless my produce was unusually large, I think the measurements here a bit oversized. But like I said, it tasted fantastic. I will definitely make this many more times. Thanks, DiB's!!

KissKiss June 02, 2004