Meat Pie Recipe

This is a delicious and popular Nigerian snacks made for parties or just when you want something to offer guests at home and it is one of my best things to bake

Ingredients :

  • Plain Flour – 1Kg
  • Baking Powder – 21/2 teaspoons
  • Margarine – 500g (for flaky dough use butter)
  • Salt – 2 pinches
  • Cold Water – 65ml
  • Whole milk – 90ml


  • 4 medium-sized Irish potatoes
  • 4 medium-sized carrots
  • 1kg of minced meat
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Bouillon cubes
  • 1tsp thyme
  • 3 tablespoons of plain flour
  • Cold water – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • 1tsp spoon of curry powder
  • 1 medium-sized egg


  • Oven
  • Kitchen scale
  • Rolling pin
  • fork
  • bowl
  • pastry brush
  • baking tray
  • table (to roll out the dough/knead


  • Put the 1 kg of flour in a bowl, put in the baking powder and salt and mix the ingredients very well.
  • scoop the margarine in small bits into the bowl of flour.
  • Use finger tips to rub the margarine into the flour till it becomes like crumbs.
  • Mix milk and water together and add in bits, till you form a dough.
  • Do not over knead your dough. Wrap in cling film and leave to rest in fridge.




  • Peel the Irish potatoes and scrape the carrots, wash and cut these two into cubes. boil for about 4/5 mins, drain and leave aside.
  • Wash and slice the onions into tiny pieces.
  • put 2 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a pot and add the minced meat and stir till the minced meat is cooked then keep aside.
  • put another pot on the cooker, put in 4 tablespoon of oil, add the sliced onions, meat carrots and potatoes .
  • Add your salt, maggi, and curry and stir properly so everything gets mixed.
  •  in half cup of cold water add 3tbs of flour till it is dissolved and add to the meat pie filling.
  • Add salt to taste, stir and turn off the hat.


  • oven should be set to 180°c
  • use margarine to glaze the pan so your pie does not stick, or if you have baking paper you can just put it on the pan.
  • get your dough and place on your table, knead a bit more, using your rolling pin, roll it out to the thickness you want. I like mine a bit heavy.
  • before i roll my dough out i usually cut them to smaller pieces. I take a scoop of my filling and place it the middle, i fold one part of the dough to meet the other , then using a fork to press it down.
  • I whisk my egg , using my pastry brush i rub the egg on the sealed meatpie. The egg gives it a glossy and golden brown look.
  • continue the process till you run out of dough.
  • Set the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. different ovens vary vary but you should be able to tell when it is ready.




Author: thelmzkitchen

Just a girl who is very passionate about food and cooking

2 thoughts

  1. Here’s a very Big hug to thank you for this gift(cos it sure is a gift) to those who can’t afford to pay for the outrageously priced lessons on offer out there. Keep up the good good work. God bless you. I love the simplicity of your recipes. Well done!


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