Christmas

Meat Pie With Homemade Pie Crust

April 20, 2018
6 Ratings
Photo by Dash of Amy
Author Notes

Savory meat pie made with deliciously seasoned ground beef and poured into a buttery pie crust, baked to perfection. —Dash of Amy

  • Serves 8
Ingredients
  • Pie Crust
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick cold butter, cubed in small pieces
  • 2-3 tablespoons ice water
  • Meat Filling
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon organic brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Pie Crust
  2. Place flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder into a food processor, and mix with a spoon.
  3. Add the butter and pulse several times until the mixture is crumbly.
  4. Turn the processor on, and very slowly pour the ice water through the top until a dough ball forms.
  5. Cut the dough into two even pieces, wrap with saran wrap, and freeze for 30 minutes, or refrigerate for several hours.
  1. Meat Filling
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then add olive oil and ground beef.
  3. Cook the meat for several minutes, then add the onions, and mix well.
  4. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, then add remaining ingredients mixing well.
  5. Allow flavors to blend for a few minutes, then remove from heat.
  6. On a floured surface roll out one of the dough balls to fit into a sprayed pie dish.
  7. Pour the meat filling inside the dough.
  8. Roll out the other dough ball, and place on top of the meat, fluting the edges.
  9. Bake at 400* for 30-40 minutes, until very golden.

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16 Reviews

Schnook January 28, 2021
Great little recipe, super easy to follow however for me the pastry was not enough for my pie dish. I will increase by 1.25 to the recipe listed.
 
David A. December 4, 2020
Ok. So I made this recipient twice. The yield was enough for barely the bottom of the pie.
I thought I was going crazy. Then I watched the YouTube video for this recipie. She doesn’t measure the flour properly... it’s basically 2.5 cups of flour because she packs the flour by shaking it into the measuring cup rather than properly sifting and leveling. I suggest using weight measurement when using flour to have the most accuracy.
This also makes the crust much saltier- I’d half the amount of salt, omit it all together if you use salted butter. (There’s also salt in the meat filling to consider)
 
David A. December 4, 2020
Ok. So I made this recipient twice. The yield was enough for barely the bottom of the pie.
I thought I was going crazy. Then I watched the YouTube video for this recipie. She doesn’t measure the flour properly... it’s basically 2.5 cups of flour because she packs the flour by shaking it into the measuring cup rather than properly sifting and leveling. I suggest using weight measurement when using flour to have the most accuracy.
 
trulacfry November 19, 2020
I tweaked this a little bit and I think my version is more “pie friendly,” meaning it works better in a pie crust by eliminating some liquid so the crust doesn’t become soggy.

I didn’t feel comfortable adding a whole half cup of beef broth to it when there was already liquid in it from the beef (except I used bison, but same difference). I thought all that extra liquid would make the crust too soggy. So, I drained off all the meat juice and saved a little under 1/2 cup. I dissolved 1 beef bullion cup in the saved meat juice, with the Worcestershire and tomato paste. I added that mixture back into the meat with my spices, and some carrots and peas. All I can say is that it was so scrumptious and I can’t wait to make it again.

Also, instead of using the pie crust recipe here, I used a different and simpler pie crust recipe also on this site called No-Fail Pie Crust.
 
Debb May 18, 2020
Hello, what does "a stick of butter" mean? is that just a small slice of butter? and is that salted or unsalted? or it doesn't matter. thanks.
 
Rebecca L. May 22, 2020
A stick of butter is 1/2 cup or eight Tablespoons
 
Jenny N. April 30, 2020
Loved the pastry! So buttery and flaky! My new go-to!
 
Nicole M. April 5, 2020
Although I appreciate in the US, butter is sold in "sticks" in a lot of other places, it is not. It would be great for some recipes to be measured in units accessible for all your readership.
 
Author Comment
Dash O. April 8, 2020
I appreciate that feedback and will list better measurements in the future. It’s 8 ounces or 1/2 cup of butter.
 
Aleck L. July 4, 2020
How long must the dough stay in the refrigerator
 
JanV December 11, 2019
I didn't notice if I had every ingredient before I started making this, so I ended up substituting tomato paste with tomato juice (in the same amount) and used dried parsley in lieu of fresh. But no matter, the filling was delicious! However, I must agree with those who noted that there is not enough dough for two crusts. Although I opted for dividing the dough into two, both top and bottom were very skimpy and I will definitely make a "real" double crust recipe (2 1/2 C flour) the next time. Yes, there WILL be a next time.
 
Misty G. October 22, 2018
Turned out Beautiful, wish I could share pictures.😋
 
Geneieve F. September 23, 2018
I must have messed up somewhere because my dough melted away 🤣 rest of the recipe was delicious though will have to try again
 
Dawn M. September 18, 2018
It is delicious
Pie came out fabulous.
Thank you for crust recipe
 
Dawn M. September 18, 2018
Um this pie crust made the bottom half.
You need to double to make 1 pie.
I
 
Author Comment
Dash O. September 18, 2018
You have to split the pie dough in half, and it does make a top and bottom crust. I have a YouTube video making it step by step. I'm sorry if it didn't work for you. :(
https://youtu.be/BCrp1adj6Uw