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Traditional Australian Meat Pie

Counting down to Australia Day with a Traditional Australian Meat Pie recipe, of course 🙂 Nothing better when is so cold outside

Traditional Australian Meat Pie

We are expecting a blizzard (this starts to look like a bad joke, last year was another one around the same time) and I am currently baking batches of pies to have just in case the power goes off.

Not quite the way we get ready for Australia Day. No backyard party, no sausage sizzling on the barbie or a chilled beer. You know what?! No worries…

Traditional Australian Meat Pie

Australia Day is about celebrating all those things that are great about Oz! This year will include traditional pies served with mash potatoes and peas or ketchup, sausage rolls, lamingtons and of course, pavlova. All those recipes that require some baking time will have a place at our table.

Have you ever tried one of these ? You don’t know what you are missing on 🙂

Traditional Australian Meat Pie

A traditional Australian meat pie has beef (either minced or cubed) onion, garlic, some veggies (potatoes and carrot) and tomato sauce/mash potatoes, gravy and mushy peas. My version doesn’t include gravy as I really don’t like it, but has all other must have ingredients.

Now, I can just sit back, relax and enjoy the snow, hoping the power will stay on. If it goes off, no worries at all, have plenty of these beauties to enjoy and surprise my neighbors with 🙂

Take care and stay safe!

Traditional Australian Meat Pie


Yield: 6 pies

Traditional Australian Pie Meat

Traditional Australian Meat Pie

Traditional Australian meat pie has beef (either minced or cubed) onion, garlic, some veggies (potatoes and carrot) and tomato sauce/mash potatoes, gravy and mushy peas. My version doesn't include gravy as I really don't like it, but has all other must have ingredients.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced
  • 1 &1/4 lb., 750g ground beef (beef mince)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 pack puff pastry
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Mash potatoes and mushy peas to serve


  1. Over medium high heat heat olive oil in a large skillet. Sauté onion and carrot, stirring for 5 minutes, until softened. Add the ground beef, increase heat to high and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, until well browned. Sprinkle over flour, stir well and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper and stir through chopped fresh parsley. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  3. Preheat oven to 400f/ 200C. Lightly grease your 3 inch/ 7-8cm (base) pie tins and place onto a large baking tray.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry sheets to 0.5 inch/ 5mm thick. Cut out 6 different 5 inch/ 15cm rounds from the pastry and line tins, trimming excess. Cut 6 different 14cm rounds for tops, reforming and rolling pastry if necessary.
  5. Divide cooled filling between pie cases. Brush edge of pastry with beaten egg and cover with pastry tops, pressing edges together to seal. Brush top with egg and cut two slits (or a cross) in the centre to allow steam to escape. Place on tray and bake for 25-30 minutes until puffed and golden. Serve with mashed potato and mushy peas. Add gravy too, if you wish.
  6. Enjoy

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

What My Readers are Saying about my Australian Meat Pie Recipe and their True & Tried photos

“Had this dish in Australia last year at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels and loved it. This recipe is perfectly delicious and tastes every bit as good as the restaurants.” Luana Jursza on Pinterest

Tony Chiaia

Thursday 8th of September 2022

Do you use blue boiler peasfot the meat pies? I noticed the peas to be much larger in Oz than the ones across the pond.

Adore Foods

Monday 12th of September 2022

Hi Tony, have used frozen baby peas for this recipe :)


Monday 14th of March 2016

Brings back memories of my months spent in Oz! Can't wait to recreate!

Adore Foods

Thursday 17th of March 2016

Hope you'll enjoy it, Serena!


Thursday 4th of February 2016

Ive loved meat pies ever since childhood. Yours do look so tasty! Perfect actually. I'll look forward to trying this recipe out. Great idea for power outs and box lunches! Hope it all turned out ok for you!

Adore Foods

Friday 5th of February 2016

Hope you'll enjoy it! It was all good in the end :)

Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

WOW really liking the sounds of this meat pie. I happen to love meat I am printing this one now!!


Monday 1st of February 2016

I'd sure love to be your neighbor in a blizzard if it gets me free pies...these gorgeous looking pies. ;) Hahha. Stay safe!

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