Individual Meat Pies

These individual meat pies are also called Cornish Pasties. You can fill them with whatever cooked, ground or shredded meat and vegetables you' d like. We added frozen hash brown potatoes and ground hamburger in the pictures below. Seasoned with seasoning salt and pepper and served with ketchup.
cornish pasty meat pie
Other good combinations are hamburger, peas and carrots or shredded chicken and diced peppers and onions. Season with salt and pepper and whatever spices you'd like.

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Making Meat Pies

  • Pie dough or ready made pie crusts
  • whatever cooked meat you'd like shredded chicken, pork or ground hamburger work well
  • diced vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, onions, peppers or peas
  • beaten egg for egg wash
Roll or lay pie dough out in a large circle. Cut into two. Place meat and vegetables on one end of the pie dough. Fold dough over and seal edges by pinching together and pressing with a fork. Place on a cookie sheet and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut two slits or poke holes on the top with a fork.
pie pasties filling

Beat an egg in a glass and use a pastry brush to brush the tops of each mini pie.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
mini pie pasties

Other Meat Pie Variations

An easy version of individual meat pies using chicken and crescent rolls. This recipe is like a chicken cordon bleu sandwich.

Chicken Rolls

  • 2 (8 oz.) can refrigerated crescent rolls or homemade crescent dough
  • 8 slices of deli ham
  • 8 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 16 frozen breaded chicken breast tenders, thawed

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Using crescent rolls, place a slice of ham, slice of cheese and a chicken breast on each crescent triangle. Roll up and seal the edges with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.

Stuffed Philly Sandwiches 

You can create these into family or individual meat pies. philly steak pie

by Christy (El Centro, CA, USA)

My family loves this when we go on a hiking trip or picnic. It's a quick and healthy meal on the go!

  • 1 pkg frozen pizza or bread dough
  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak tips , pounded until paper thin
  • 1 can Campbell's (or other brand soup) of French onion soup
  • 1/2 cup finely diced bell peppers (red, green, & yellow)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, Monterrey jack, or other cheese of your choice)
  • a pinch of salt (I use No Salt as a substitute)
  • a pinch black pepper

Prepare meat:
1. Cut each sirloin tip with the grain into 1-inch cubes.
2. Stagger the beef cubes in a single layer 6 inches apart between two sheets of plastic wrap.
3. Using a meat pounder, pound the cubes until paper-thin.
4. When you're done, the slices of meat should be almost transparent.

Set oven or convection oven to 350 F
Prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper and nonstick cooking spray
Cook meat for 10 minutes, add can of french onion soup, salt, pepper, and diced bell peppers over a low to medium heat until done and most of the liquid has been soaked up.
Lay out and roll out dough into a round 10-12 inch circle. 

philly steak pieOnce meat is done, add meat mix to the center of the circle of dough (like you would a taco or burrito), be sure to leave about 1/2 an inch of space on each end of the circle. 

Then roll the dough up at the ends and roll the rest of the dough like a burrito. Secure the ends and middle with toothpicks to hold together.

Place on cookie sheet and place in oven, Cook for approximately 45 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove from oven and allow to cool. Slice diagonally, but not all the way through, and wrap in tin foil until ready to eat.

philly steak pie

See more filling ideas on our calzone recipes page.

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