Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is my much quickened version of a pasty, put into pie form. For those who are unfamiliar with pasties, they are a pastry filled with meat, potatoes and onions, then folded into a half-circle. I live in an old mining town and these are still popular from the old days when the men would take them in their lunch boxes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place crust in an 8-inch pie pan and press into bottom of pan.
  3. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine hash browns, ground beef, shredded onion, garlic, salt and pepper, and carrots (if using).
  4. Place filling into the pie pan and top with second pie crust.
  5. Seal edges of crusts together and cut vents into the top crust.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until meat is cooked through (I use a meat thermometer).
  7. Serve topped with beef gravy or ketchup, if desired.
  8. ***TIP - to prevent the edges of the pie crust from browning to quickly, wrap aluminum foil around the edges of the pie before baking, then remove with 20 minutes left.


Most Helpful

WOW...What a great idea! I just finished making them the old fashioned way! Wish I saw this before I did all that work!! Thanks for the Great idea!!!

CoastalLady April 30, 2014

I'm from Butte, MT, a mining town where pasties are a staple food. I have used your recipe several times now and everyone loves them. Plus your version is super quick and easy. I prep a few on my lunch (the boys are big eaters) and then put them in the oven when I get off work. Delicious!!

ronniekuchtyn_11263874 February 20, 2012

GREAT recipe Tee Lee! Hubbie just raved. Will definately be added to our favorite recipes. Thanks!

Melanie Adrienne October 08, 2011

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