Mains, Recipes

Chilli Beef Meat Pies

This post about Individual Leftover Chilli Pies inspired me to make my own pies with some leftover Quick Chilli Beef.  I was planning my dinner menu for the week when I saw the post about making pies with leftover chilli mince.  As we usually have leftovers but not enough for a full second meal, I thought mini pies might be a way to stretch the leftovers.  However, I decided to use my pastry recipe which is loosely based on the pastry in this apple crumb pie recipe.

So here is my recipe:

Chilli Beef Meat Pies

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Print


  • 1/2 cup (64g) tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup (71g) brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup (40g) almonds/almond meal
  • salt
  • 71g nuttelex
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp ice water (if needed)
  • leftover Quick Chilli Beef (or any leftover mince dish)
  • grated cheese (can use bio cheese or other dairy free cheese)


  1. Place tapioca flour, rice flour & almonds in food processor & process to grind up the almonds.  (If using almond meal, just proceed to step 2 before processing.)
  2. Add salt, nuttelex & egg; process until combined.  Add water if necessary.
  3. Place dough in fridge for 30-45mins.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.  Cut baking paper to line individual pie tins (mine are about 11cm in diameter).
  5. Roll out pastry between gladwrap to a few millimetres thick.  Cut around pie tin leaving a few centimetres extra.
  6. Place baking paper on pastry and turn over & lift off the gladwrap.  Place pastry on baking paper into tin & trim and add pastry to line the tin.
  7. Repeat steps 5&6 for the other pie tins.
  8. Divide left over chilli beef between the pastry lined pie tins.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese
  10. Bake for 25-30mins until pie crust is browned & cheese is melted & brown.
  11. Remove pies from tin & serve with vegetables or salad.


The picture on the left above, shows the pie in the tin.  I used a rectangle of baking paper to line the tin.

I served our pies with homemade sweet potato & potato fries, tomato, lettuce & avacado.

How do use up leftover mince dishes or make the leftovers stretch further?

1 thought on “Chilli Beef Meat Pies”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s