Meat pies can be created from a basic meat recipe, and then added to a pastry crust or topped with either a biscuit topping or mashed potatoes. A meat pie is typically an entire meal by itself though many cooks serve it with a side salad for nutritional balance.
An easy meat pie recipe begins with making the filling for the pie. Begin by browning 1 pound of ground beef in a skillet with one diced onion and one clove of minced garlic. After the meat has browned, drain the fat from the skillet and add two jars of beef gravy, 1/2 cup each frozen peas, corn and carrots.
To create a meat pie with a pastry crust, place one prepared crust in the bottom of a baking dish and spoon the meat filling into the crust. Cover the mixture with a top crust, and cut slits in the crust to allow the steam to escape. Bake the meat pie in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 50 minutes, until the top is golden and the filling is bubbling.
To create a meat pie with a mashed potato or biscuit filling prepare 2 cups of mashed potatoes or biscuit dough, and spread it on top of the meat mixture. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.