Family Meat Pie

"I love pies but I'm always concerned aboout what is actually in the pre-packaged ones. So I came up with this recipe and every now and then I make up a huge batch of this meat filling, make a family sized pie for dinner, and a whole batch of single serve pies for the freezer. If you prefer a chunkier meat pie, use 500g diced beef instead."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan; add onion and cook until softened.
  • Add ground beef, black pepper, basil, garlic, flour, gravy powder and barbecue sauce.
  • Stir well; add just enough water to come just to the top of the mixture.
  • Simmer until gravy thickens, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat; set aside to cool completely.
  • Place one sheet of puff pastry in a family sized pie plate.
  • Pour cooled meat mixture into the pastry.
  • Brush edges of pastry with milk.
  • Place other sheet of pastry on top; pinch edges; roll excess pastry in for the crust.
  • Using a sharp knife, make two small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
  • Brush with milk.
  • Bake at 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit) for around 20 minutes or until pastry has browned.

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