Miniature Meat Pies

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.


about 1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Mar. 15, 2022
I make these handheld pies in advance, keep them in the freezer, then bake them the day of the party. They are always a hit at tailgate and potlucks. —Gayle Lewis, Yucaipa, California
Miniature Meat Pies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • DOUGH:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in chili sauce and soup mix; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sesame seeds if desired, and salt. Cut in shortening and cheese until crumbly. Combine milk and vinegar; gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  3. Divide dough in half; roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a lightly floured 2-1/2-in. round cutter. Place half of the circles 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; top each with a rounded tablespoonful of beef mixture. Top with remaining circles. Moisten edges with water and press with a fork to seal. Cut a slit in the top of each.
  4. Bake at 425° until golden brown, 12-16 minutes. Serve immediately.

Can you freeze Miniature Meat Pies?

Freeze cooled pies in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Bake, from frozen, on an ungreased baking sheet at 425° until heated through, 14-16 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

2 meat pies: 508 calories, 30g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 983mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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