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Nigerian meat pie. Mr Biggs meat pie recipe
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Nigerian Meat Pie

This Nigerian meat pie recipe has a buttery crust and creamy meat pie filling. If you like Mr Biggs Meat pie, you will love this easy meat pie recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: African, British, Nigerian
Keyword: best Nigerian meat pie recipe, hoe to make Nigerian meat pie, meat pie, Mr Biggs Meat pie recipe, Nigerian Meat pie
Servings: 12 meat pies
Author: K's Cuisine
Cost: £10



  • 500 g self raising flour
  • 250 g butter
  • 120 ml milk
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 2 large potatoes chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 250 g minced meat
  • 1 large brown onion chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 stock cube
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp cornflour add ⅛ cup water and mix to make cornflour slurry


  • Peel potato, rinse and dice into small cubes. I usually use King Edward potatoes. Wash carrots, scrape and dice into small cubes. Chop the onion into small pieces.
  • Add vegetable oil in a pot and set the cooker on medium heat. Add the chopped onions and stir then add the minced meat. Stir till the meat changes colour and then add water, maggi, K’s Cuisine Multipurpose Seasoning,, K’s Cuisine Cameroon pepper, and thyme. Cover the pot and leave to boil.
  • When it starts to boil add the diced potatoes and carrot, cover the pot and cook till it’s soft. This takes about 8minutes. Add salt to taste. Mix 2 tablespoon of flour with about 20ml of water in a cup and add to the meat pie filling.
    K’s Cuisine tip: This makes the filling hold together, creamy, moist and prevents drying up during baking.
  • Stir and take off the cooker and set it aside to cool.

Meat Pie Dough

  • In a mixing bowl put the flour, salt, nutmeg and mix well. Add butter and mix with your hands until you get a crumby texture.
  • Add the egg yolks and the milk to the flour and mix thoroughly. Knead and leave the dough to rest for 15 minutes in a cool place.
    K’s Cuisine tip: Don’t overwork the dough. This is to prevent pie from shrinking or cracking when baked. Cut small part of the meat pie dough and roll on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin. Roll the shortcrust pastry.
  • Put dough/pastry on a dumpling mould, put the beef mince/ meat filling inside ( about 2 tablespoonful for each). Use a pastry brush to brush the edges of the dough with egg and seal close.
    If you do not have a dumpling mould, use a round object like a round bowl or round pot cover to cut the dough into circle, then fill the middle with the meat filling, brush edges with egg and close using fork to seal edges.
    Repeat process until you use up the short crust pastry/dough.
  • Line baking tray with parchmnet paper/baking sheet.
  • Place the pies on the baking pan and brush the top part of the dough with egg. Pierce the top of the pies in two places with fork.
    K’s Cuisine tip : This gives the pie a golden colour, crusty finish and looks more appealing to the eyes.
  • Preheat oven at 150degrees (gas mark 2) for 5minutes and bake the meatpie in pre heated oven for 40minutes or till it’s done.
  • There you have delicious meat pies. Best served warm.