Recipe for Baking Ghana Meat Pies

Ghanaian meat pies are similar to empanadas – delicious soft crust filled with either meat , tuna or vegetables. You can go wild with the filling by using creative non-traditional options.

Nutritional Content:-

Calories: About 620kcal

Fat: 37g

Saturated Fat: 18g

Cholesterol: 125mg

Sodium: 1175 mg

Carbs: 49g

Serving size – 1 meat pie: 200g Calories from fat 350kcal Fiber 2g Protein 19g Sugar 1g
Yields 8 Servings


  • 1 egg
  • 2 packs of minced meat
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 green pepper ( finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of  Canola Oil
  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 8 oz of Butter
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup ice-cold Water


1. Sift flour.

2. Mix dry ingredients(flour, salt and nutmeg) with clean hands.

3. Integrate the butter into the flour with the tips of your fingers.

4. Mix until a crumbly mixture is obtained.

5. Add water to the crumbly mixture to form a stretchy dough.

6. Knead the dough by hand for a short duration. Refrain from excessive kneading.

7. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

nigerian meat pie preparation 2

Photo Credits – Nigerian Food TV

8. Turn on your oven and set it at 375F.

9. Heat oil in a large skillet Chop the onion and green bell pepper .

10. Add chopped onion and green bell pepper and stir for about 3 minutes.

11. Add minced meat to the mixture and cook for about 9 minutes.

12. Add a little salt and seasoning of choice.

13. Add Corned Beef to onion and garlic and cook for 8 minutes.

14. Bring out the dough from the refrigerator and roll it into flat sheets using quick short, quick strokes.

15. Using a pastry cutter, cut out round shapes.

16. Scoop the minced meat filling onto the center of the round shaped dough.

17. Fold the flour over and seal be pressing the edges with a fork.

18. Pierce the upper part of the meat pie with your fork.

19. Apply whisked egg onto the upper part of the sealed meat pie with a pastry brush.

20. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat this process with the remaining dough.

21. Place meat pies in oven and bake for about 18 min or until golden brown.

Photo Credit – Julie Pastry


Written By Sherita N Brace

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