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Australian-Style Meat Pie Recipe

Published by Daniel
Tagged with: Cooking, Food, Home


Meat mixture

  • 500g beef mince (ground beef)
  • 1 large brown onion, diced finely
  • 3 large button mushrooms, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 1 cube beef stock (bouillon)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce (or ketchup)
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oregano


  • 1-2 shortcrust pastry sheets (or 1 pre-assembled pie base)
  • 1-2 puff pastry sheets
  • 1 egg, beaten

Meat pie ingredients


Meat mixture

  1. Add olive oil to medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add meat, onions and garlic to saucepan and brown.
  3. Add mushrooms and cook for an additional minute, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add 3/4 cup water, beef stock, tomato sauce, oregano and Worcestershire sauce to saucepan; stir to combine.
  5. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add flour to 1/4 cup of water and stir thoroughly so it becomes a smooth paste.
  7. Add the flour paste to meat mixture; stir to combine.
  8. Put the meat mixture to the side to cool completely.

Olive oil
Meat, onions and garlic
Water, beef stock, tomato sauce, oregano and Worcestershire sauce
Flour paste
Add flour paste
Cool meat mixture


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F)
  2. Grease pie dish and line with shortcrust pastry.
  3. Add enough meat mixture to full the pie dish.
  4. Brush edges of the shortcrust pastry with egg.
  5. Place puff pastry on top and press the edges down using a fork.
  6. Trim the edges of the top and brush with egg.
  7. (Optional) The remaining puff pastry can be used to make decorations for the top of the pie.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat to 180°C (350°F) and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Pie base
Add meat mixture to pie dish
Brush pastry edges with egg
Add puff pastry to top
Crimp edges of pie
Trim edges of pie top
Pie decoration
Brush egg on pie
Bake pie
Finished pie
Aussie meat pie

These pies are great served with hot chips, vegetables or salad.


  • You can substitute the beef stock with vegetable stock for a less meaty flavour.
  • You can substitute the beef mince with steak cubes.
  • The left over meat mixture can be used to make mini pies or goes well mixed with rice.
  • Vegetables such as peas, carrots and potatoes can be added to the mix mixture in step 3 to make meat and vegetable pies.

Further reading

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