meat pie

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meat pie (plural meat pies)

  1. (non-idiomatic usage, cooking) A pie containing meat.
    My sister-in-law from Corsica makes the best quiche and the best meat pie in the world.
    • 1998, W. F. Harrigan, Laboratory Methods in Food Microbiology, page 220,
      In the case of meat pies that have a jelly or stock added after cooking, the stock and meat should be sampled separately as well as together in a combined sample.
    • 2009, Jane Stern, Michael Stern, 500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late: And the Very Best Places to Eat Them, page 179,
      Meat pies, which used to be a traditional Acadian Christmastime treat, are one of Louisiana′s least-touted specialties.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand) A hand-sized pot pie containing largely minced meat and gravy and typically consumed as a takeaway food snack.
    • 1979, John L. Goldring, L. W. Maher, Consumer Protection Law in Australia, page 119,
      (a) Meat pie is cooked meat with or without cereal, condiments seasoning and water, enclosed in a case of pastry.
      (b) Meat pie shall contain not less than twenty-five parts per centum of meat when determined by the prescribed method.
    • 2005, Margaret Fulton, Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery: The Complete Kitchen Companion from A to Z, Revised edition, page 444,
      Meat pies are an Australian favourite and are sold in cake and sandwich shops from one end of the land to the other. The classic version is simple – an individual, 2-crust pie full of chopped beef in a rich gravy.
    • 2006 May, Australian Consumers′ Association, Choice, page 9,
      If you think the major ingredient in most meat pies is meat you’re in for a disappointment. But some brands are meatier than others.


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