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Scottish Mince Beef Pie with a slice taken out

Scottish Mince Beef Pie

Alexander M. Marshall
Cut through the crisp buttery puff pastry crust of this traditional Scottish Mince Beef Pie to find the delicious beef and onion filling. It’s so easy to make using ready-made puff pastry and with no pre-cooking needed for the minced (ground) beef.
4.74 from 19 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 6
Calories 587 kcal


  • chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • medium bowl
  • fork
  • small bowl
  • rolling pin
  • 23 cm ovenproof plate or pie tin
  • blunt knife
  • Pastry brush


  • 500 grams mince beef ground beef
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 375 grams ready made puff pastry


  • Mix the minced beef, onion, 1 beaten egg, Worcestershire sauce and, seasoning together in a bowl with a fork and then with your hands until completely blended.
  • Roll out just under half the pastry and line an ovenproof (pyrex) pie plate or metal pie dish .
  • Press the filling mix onto the pastry-lined pie plate, leaving a rim of about 2.5 cm. Beat the second egg in a bowl and use to brush the edges of the pastry.
  • Roll out the remaining pastry to make a lid. Place it over the filling and crimp the edges.
  • Brush with the remaining beaten egg and make two slits in the top to let the steam out.
  • Bake at 200C for 40 minutes until golden brown.


Serve the pie with potatoes, vegetables, and gravy. 


Calories: 587kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 21gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 456mgPotassium: 334mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 4mg