Meat and potato pies made from leftovers

28 May 2013 in Budget Beater, Cheap and cheerful, Easy to prepare, Economical

As there are only two of us I often have the dilemma of leftovers, Himself loves pies and these are so easy to make and a little meat goes a long way.

 You could also use leftover roast chicken, you can add veggies the list is endless. All you need is approximately….

200g cooked meat cubed (I had leftover beef pot roast)

A couple of cooked potatoes diced

Some cooked diced onion

Leftover gravy



250ml cake flour

125mls butter or hard margarine such as Stork

Pinch of salt

Iced water

Egg-wash for brushing over pies (1 egg mixed with a dash of milk)

I make my pastry in my Kenwood mixer, but you could use a food processor or make it by rubbing the fat into the flour with your hands.

Place butter, flour and salt into a bowl.

Rub (mix) them together until they resemble breadcrumbs.

With the machine still running add the iced water gradually until you achieve a dough.

Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to rest.

Mix the meat, onion and potatoes with a little of the gravy, you don’t want it too wet.

I use my pie maker to make circles of pastry (cheap and available at most plastic shops) but you can easily cut round a side plate or a saucer depending on what size you want.

Place some of the mix on one side of the circle of pastry and fold over, remember to brush the edge of the pastry with water to ensure the pastry sticks. Use your fingers or a fork to crimp the edges together.

Brush with egg wash and place on a greased baking tray.

Bake until golden and crisp @ 180c

Makes 6 pies

 Serve with gravy.


20 responses to Meat and potato pies made from leftovers

  1. You could win a professional competition with those. So pretty, bet they were yummy too! Luv Mxx

  2. Nice one Sue. A classic recipe that anyone can make xx

    • Absolutely, unfortunately many people are frightened of making pastry and it really is very cheap and easy to make.

  3. Why don’t I think of making pies with leftovers – yours look fantastic. Could go one right now!
    :-) Mandy xo

    • You can sling just about anything into these little babies, Himself loves to take one to work, makes a nice change from sarmies.

  4. These definitely look good enough to eat. :)

  5. These are absolutely adorable and beautiful – so perfect! I had loads of these in Argentinia … empanadas – delish!

  6. Making beef and potato pies out of leftover chicken and veg? That should be interesting! :)
    Now, the gravy is the realy important part to be beefed up, not chickened out of!

  7. Celia said on 28 May 2013

    Ooh yum, Sue. I love a good pastie. And if you dice it all a bit finer and add a little curry powder, you’d have the classic curry puff! :)

  8. These look delicious. I have some leftover venison..might need to try this.

  9. Inge said on 29 May 2013

    they look wonderful Sue

  10. Love pies,we have a supplier down here that sells pasrty squares 15×15 makes perfect pies.
    Thanks for recipe will try for sure.

  11. Never mind left overs, I will cook meat and potatoes just to make these pies.

  12. Flee said on 29 May 2013

    OOhhh wow, love pies, Def need to get me one of those Pie goochi`ma~gogs…

  13. Sue these are fantastic–i will most certainly use the recipe for the pie dough and just make a vegetarian filling

  14. Susan said on 1 June 2013

    Hi, just made some this morning but yours looks so much neater. I just use a fork to press the dough together.

    • Hi Susan, the only reason mine look neater is because I use a pie clamp thingy (look closely at the 3rd pic and you will see it in the background – you can get them at most plastic shops) Did you enjoy your pies?

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