Friday, September 24, 2010

Australian Meat Pies

My photo's do not do this justice as we ate all the nice looking pies first and I had only my son's camera with a low battery to use on this recipe but the recipe itself is superb!
While in Australia I got hooked on these meat pies that are served at sporting events, on job sites and are used for party or picnic food. They are easy to make and extremely popular over there but you can't find anything like them in America.
Now you can enjoy a little taste of Australia yourself!
Aussie Meat Pie:
1 T olive oil,
1 medium brown onion, finely chopped,
1 lb. ground beef,
1 T cornstarch,
3/4 cup beef stock,
1/8 cup tomato paste,
1 T Worcestershire sauce,
1 tsp. Vegemite or substitute with 1 beef or vegetable stock cube,
4 sheets frozen, ready rolled pie pastry, thawed, ( We made our own. )
1 egg beaten,
4 small pie tins and baking tray,
1. Heat oil in sauce pan over medium high heat. Add onion and saute until soft.
2. Add ground beef and stir with wooden spoon until browned.
3. Combine cornstarch and 1 T of the beef stock. Set aside.
4. Add remaining beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and Vegemite or stock cube to beef. Stir well to combine. Add cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and cool.
5. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
6. Place pie tin on top of pie pastry and cut circle around it. Repeat for all pie tins. These are the pie tops.
7. Place pie tins on pastry again and cut circle, this time about 1/2 inch away from the edge to make larger circles. Press these into pie tins.
8. Fill with meat mixture.
9. Place pie tops over meat. Use fork to seal edges and poke holes in top of each pie. Brush tops with egg.
10. Place pies on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Serve with Ketchup.

I doubled the recipe and made 6 medium pies.
My kids like these for dinner ~ or breakfast!


  1. I think I will have to try this it sounds yummmy and fairly simple to make.

  2. Thanks for the recipe. We made these last night and they were super yummy! I love any recipe and recipe recommendation (your kids) that says this is excellent with ketchup. Delicious and great for lunch the next day.