Meat Pie


3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1-1/2 pounds lamb, beef, pork, or veal, diced
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
2 cups diced turnips
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup water
1 tablespoon salt (or to taste)
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter or solid vegetable shortening
3/4 cup milk (can use skim or low-fat)


Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the meat and onion and cook until the meat is browned. Drain off any excess fat. Place the meat in the baking dish along with the vegetables, water, 1 tablespoon salt, and pepper. Cover and bake for 2-½ hours. (This can be done a day or so in advance and the mixture refrigerated.)

About 45 minutes before serving, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt for the crust in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter or shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the milk and stir to form a dough. Drop by the spoonful on top of the meat and vegetables, leaving a few openings for steam to escape. Bake for about 30 minutes. Serve hot.


6 servings

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In how to make the meat pie

In how to make the meat pie you have 1 tablespoon of salt, not 1 teaspoon.

Hi, Silvia-  Thanks for

Hi, Silvia-  Thanks for taking the time to write. We checked the original recipe (from an old cookbook published in the 80s) and the measurement is 1 tablespoon. Please feel free to adjust the amount of salt according to your taste. Enjoy!