Easy Meat & Potato Pie – Bar Bar’s

Easy Meat & Potato Pie – Bar Bar’s

Bar Bar’s Easy Meat & Potato Pie

So here is Bar Bar’s homemade Meat & Potato Pie Recipe.

Now this is *VERY* special because it’s my mumma’s.

Meat & Potato Pie


Perfect Comfort Meat Pie Recipe!

It is the most perfect dinner because it’s so simple (It just takes a lot of time to cook the meat).

The key is to put the meat in the oven on low and go off and do something nice, come back and 4- 5 hours later 

Ta-Dah, the most tender meat ever.

When you cook stewing steak for this long (low and slow) it simply turns into the most melt in the mouth beef.

It’s packed full of flavour, rich and dark and falling apart. (no fatty or gristly meat here)


Mums Meat & Potato Pie


Preparation of your homemade meat pie

It’s great because  you can do all the preparation the day before.

Then simply pop on the pastry top, bang it in the oven and you have a perfect family favourite dinner in 30 minutes.

This easy Meat & Potato Pie  does take a long time due to cooking the meat for so long.

But you can do other things and leave it to get on being yummy all on it’s own.


What pastry to use for your Meat & Potato Pie?

I use shop bought shortcrust pastry for speed (a little cheaty – but who cares?)

However of course you can make your own pastry 

Just so you know this his pie is also great with puff pastry if you prefer? Very flaky – yum! 

I don’t put a bottom layer of pastry on the pie as I simply don’t think it needs it!

I do know some of you like that, so my advice would be to par-bake it first 

However with no pastry bottom  you  don’t have to worry about a ‘soggy bottom,’ if you know what I mean 

And bonus it brings the calories down a little! 


See no soggy Pastry bottom on your pie 




What to serve with your Meat & Potato Pie 

For me this pie really challenges a roast, really it does!  

Easy Meat & Potato Pie

I love this pie so much it’s such comfort food on a cold day and reminds me of mum and being in the north.

And the gravy! Oh the gravy, simply stunning, meaty and rich.

I think this  delicious meat pie is best served with lots of lovely crisp veg and away you go!

Green beans, carrot, broccoli, cauliflower – whatever – they all work 

I tend not to do any extra potatoes as you have them in your pie, but you can of course.


Occasionally I might serve with Roast Potatoes if I have a lot of guests 

Easy Roast Potatoes


This pie simply is the perfect family supper!


Super Popular  homemade Meat & Potato Pie Recipe 

It is such a popular recipe on Easy peasy lemo nsqueezy and everyone raves about it!

I have to say it’s one of my faves too!

If you haven’t guessed already 🙂 


Other warming Pie Recipes 

If you like this recipe I also think you might like my Shepherd’s Pie recipe, it’s so good too! 

It has sneaky leeks 🙂

Shepherds Pie with sneaky leeks


And it fits perfectly for #NartionalPieWeek or any week for that matter


Lovely Beef Recipes

If you love beef and fancy a real treat, then have a go at this amazing Easy Beef Wellington 

So good for that very special occasion 

Beef Wellington

Enjoy Clare x

Please comment below if you make Bar Bars Easy Meat & Potato Pie!  

I would love to hear from you and so would my mum. 🙂 

Mums Meat & Potato Pie

Easy Meat & Potato Pie

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 766kcal
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A delicious Steak & Potato Pie - my mums


  • 1.5 Kg 1.5Kg lean Stewing Steak fat trimmed off
  • 1.5 pts water enough to cover the meat
  • 2 OXO cubes
  • Black pepper
  • 6 large Potatoes peeled and sliced into 1cm slices
  • Pack of chilled Shortcrust pastry or make your own if you have time you can use puff if you prefer
  • 1-2 tbsp Gravy granules or corn flour to thicken gravy
  • 1 Egg - broken and beaten in a small dish


  • Preheat oven to 110C / Gas 1/4
  • Put stewing steak in a roasting tin, cover with water (approx. 1.5 pts) crumble Oxo cubes in and add black pepper , stir. Put the lid on the roasting tin or cover with foil. Pop in the oven for minimum 4 hours. Go and do something nice 🙂
  • Peel and slice potatoes into 1cm slices, boil for 10-12 minutes or until tender, drain and put aside
  • Once meat is cooked - tip 1/2 the meat juice into a jug and put on one side for gravy later. Meanwhile thicken the remaining meat and juices with gravy granules until really thick. (2 tbsp)
  • Put meat and gravy in the bottom of a large pie dish (reserve a little gravy for on top of potatoes) pop the cooked sliced potatoes on top add a little gravy on top. Preheat oven to 190 C/ Gas 5
  • Roll out pastry , trim a small strip from the edge and using water place / attach this thin piece all around edge of pie dish.
  • Next with a pastry brush egg wash the pastry strip, then place rolled pastry over pie using the rolling pin to lift it. Press down and trim the the excess with a knife. (make a fancy pastry shape for the top)
  • Egg wash the top and bake in a preheated oven 200C/400F/Gas6 for 30 minutes until the pastry is golden and the filling is piping hot
  • Serve with lots of vegetable and additional gravy (using the meat juices put aside)


*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 


Nutrition Facts
Easy Meat & Potato Pie
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Charlotte Oates

    Mmmm, this sounds like a really delicious, classic pie. I love the lettering on the top as well.

  2. I’ve finally got there! slow, long and low that’s the trick with cooking the meat and voila you have a fab pie that everyone loves!

  3. This has changed my beef pie game for so much the better. Just delicious, and more importantly for me loved by the family. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Beautiful

  5. I’ve just followed your recipe to the letter…and the result was amazing..The absolute best m&p I’ve ever made.The easiest and yet hardest bit ..is to put the meat on and totally forget about it for 4 hours..Left it rest after cooking it and the end result was the most amazing tender and fully flavoured meat and gravy .
    Didn’t even need a knife to cut it .
    Thank you so much for sharing and my whole family now know about your other recipes as well . Truly EASY PEASY..and on a chilly autumn evening the best comfort evening meal .

    1. Oh that has truly made my day thank you xx

  6. Going to try to make the pie for tea tonight, but putting meat in my slow cooker as out all day. Going to have it with kale, carrots, swede and broccoli. Cannot wait.

    1. Oh perfect – let me know how you get on x

  7. I was making this as I was remembering my dear mum and then my brother said “we used to have mince beef not stewing steak” (as we were poor) but this recipe is a better one to remember her cooking by, thanks 👍

  8. This was truly delicious, fan assisted ovens though need to be set at a lower setting circa 90 for 4 hours ! Will definitely repeat the exercise . Thank you I 💓anything easy xx

    1. Mine’s a fan oven so the temp is correct – I’ll update it – Thanks

  9. It’s looks good

  10. Has anyone had success cooking the beef in the slow cooker instead of the oven for 4 hours? If yes, at low or high and for how long?

  11. 5 stars
    Hi I tried this recipe at weekend in slow cooker… 1 hour on high for meat then 3/4 on low adding par boiled potatoes an hour before end of cooking… amazing yummy pie

    1. Thanks Clare – great to know
      I too sometimes do it in the slowcooker
      I feel you get slightly more flavour in the oven
      But the meat is amazingly tender
      Glad you enjoyed x

  12. 5 stars
    A really super pie !
    I substituted some water with a bottle of stout and it was delicious.
    Have now printed the recipe off and will definitely be making it again.
    Thank you for sharing.

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