Meat & Potato Pie

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As a food blogger, my camera is never far away. I don’t start cooking unless I know that my camera is within reach. It’s become a habit that I rarely even think about anymore – I cook…I snap, I stir…I snap, I plate…I snap. Such is life.

So it’s unusual for me to put food on the table that I haven’t taken a picture of first. But it does happen, as it did when I made this recipe.  I remembered to take pictures while I was making the dish but I forgot that crucial finished-product-on-a-plate picture. Yet the recipe is too good to not be shared, so I’m hoping you can all overlook this food blogging faux pas and see that deliciousness of the finished dish in your mind.

Meat & Potato Pie

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. potatoes, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1/2 t. black pepper
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 3/4 c. beef stock
  • Pie crust for double crust 9 inch pie

1. Place ground beef, onions, potatoes and carrots in a large skillet. Season with salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper. Cook over medium high heat until meat is fully cooked and veggies are tender.

2. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in beef stock and bring to a boil. Cook for 5-10 minutes, until thickened.

3. Press half the pie crust into a 9 inch pie plate. Pour in the meat mixture.

4. Cover with the remaining pie crust. Cut a few slits in the top and bake at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and fully cooked. Let for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. (And after plating, take a picture for me, would ‘ya? Thanks!)

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Comments

  1. Jessica says:

    This sounds delicious, and I’m sure my hubby the meat-and-potato lover will adore it. I’m a fan of ground beef (and we love how budget friendly it is too) so it’s nice to have a new way to use it. Thanks!!!

  2. Jill says:

    Could this be used in a take it to work for lunch kind of way? Is it good cold? My DH doesn’t have access to a microwave and he’s definately a meat and potatoes kind of guy.

  3. So funny! My grandma used to make this and every now and again I get a hankering for it…so I made it two weeks ago. Delish – especially with some ketchup on top. Thanks for sharing the actual recipe, because I don’t have it…I just made it up as a I went along.

    ~alicia
    proof-of-love.blogspot.com

  4. dawn says:

    your meat pie reminds me of pasties when my mom was feeling lazy. lol. otherwise we each got an individual little ‘hot pocket’ of meat, potatoes, carrots and onions. add some ketchup and yum!

    and jill, they are GREAT cold! :)

  5. Oh. My. Goodness. We had this pie for dinner yesterday. It was so incredibly delicious. And when it was baking! Mmm…it smelled fantastic. Here’s my veggie version (the meat is lentils and rice)…feel free to use the completed photo; you can’t tell it’s not meat! I have several completed photos with tiny hands in the picture reaching for a bite. So I know the feeling of missing the “complete” shot.
    Meat & Potato Pie
    Kristi @
    Veggie Converter

  6. Somehow my not so tech savvy brain mislinked that, here it is if you’re interested. :)

    Meat & Potato Pie

  7. Linda says:

    I couldn’t decide what to make with ground beef and pie crust that I had in the fridge and started searching and found your website and your Meat and Potatoe Pie. Made this wonderful dish today for the first time. Your directions were so easy to follow and my husband and I loved it. Thanks so much.

    • Danielle says:

      Hello….I am making this right now actually its in the oven cooking but I just look at the picture of it in the pie crust mine kinda does not look that way after I put in the beef stock I could not bring it back to the way it looked before which is like the picture, I even cooked it for 10mins. Oh I hope this tastes good, now im worried since I have came in and look at the picture now :-(

  8. Jenny says:

    I’m making this for dinner tonight and I’m wondering if I can use beef broth instead (that’s what I have and don’t want to go to the store :) )? Thanks in advance!

  9. Bill says:

    Hi I see the comments are a bit old but, I made two of these pies today. The first one I followed the recipe and found the pie very bland and not much taste. The second pie I added, 1/2 tsp sage, 1/2 tsp cumin and 1 tbls of worcestershire sauce, this seemed to do the trick quite nicely.

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