Meat Pie Dough Recipe

To make a basic meat pie dough, you will need the following ingredients:


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Gradually add the ice water, stirring with a fork until the dough comes together. If the dough is too dry, add a little more water, one tablespoon at a time. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour, one tablespoon at a time.
  3. Knead the dough gently a few times until it comes together and forms a smooth ball. Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days.
  4. When you are ready to use the dough, remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to the desired thickness and use it to line a pie dish or cut into shapes as desired.

Note: This recipe will make enough dough for a single-crust pie. If you want to make a double-crust pie, simply double the recipe.

Types and Amounts of Meat

The type and amount of meat you use in your meat pie will depend on your personal preference and the recipe you are following. Some common types of meat used in meat pies include ground beef, ground pork, lamb, chicken, or turkey. You can also use diced or shredded meat, such as roast beef or pork, or a combination of different meats.

As for the amount of meat, a general rule of thumb is to use about 1-2 cups of diced or shredded meat for a 9-inch pie. However, you may want to adjust the amount of meat depending on the other ingredients you are using and your desired ratio of meat to vegetables and other fillings.

It's also important to consider the seasoning and flavor of the meat. You may want to add herbs, spices, and other seasonings to the meat to give it more flavor. You can also use a pre-made meat filling or use a recipe that includes a sauce or gravy to moisten the meat and add flavor to the pie.