The Great Australian Meat Pie

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

Here is a fantastic meat pie recipe. The filling also makes a great pasta sauce. I have a pie maker which I use to bake the pie, however I have given instructions for baking the pie in the oven. If you have a pie maker just place pastry in bottom pie shape fill with filling, place pastry lid on top and let the pie maker do all the work. I don't bother with the egg when using the pie maker. Do not use the conflour to thicken if you are using the filling as a pasta sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in pan, add onion and garlic stirring until soft.
  2. Add meat and cook until browned.
  3. Add stock, sauces and puree. Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir through peas and conflour blended with water, bring to the boil and boil for 2 minutes until thickened.
  5. Cut 8 12cm circles from shortcrust pastry. Line 8 greased pie tins with pastry, lightly prick with a fork. Cover with non-stick baking paper and fill with rice to blind bake in 200°C oven for 8 minutes. (Place pie tins on baking sheets).
  6. Remove paper and rice and bake a further 6 minutes. Cool.
  7. Divide filling mixture amongst shells and then cut out 8 10cm rounds from the puff pastry.
  8. Brush edges of pies with egg and press pastry lids on top. Cut two slits on top to allow steam to escape. Brush tops with egg.
  9. Cook in 190°F oven for a further 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

Utterly wonderful. A chopped carrot can also boost the flavour, I found.

nathan.crabtree March 06, 2008

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