Ghana Meat Pie Recipe.
How to Make Ghana Meat Pie
Ghana Meat Pie Recipe
Meat Pie is a West African street food pastry, that is stuffed with meat. It can served as an appetizer at restaurants, parties, etc.
Meat Pie Filling
- 1 Pound Ground Turkey You can substitute it with ground beef, chicken breast or tuna
- 1/2 Bulb Onion
- 1 Tsp Cajun Seasoning You can substitute it Adobo seasoning or seasoned salt
- 1.5 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Fresh Tomato
Combine the crust ingredients: your flour, butter, salt and water in a large bowl
mix and knead it until a dough forms
Set aside in a freezer for 10 minutes
Pour oil in a frying pan and put it on medium heat
Add the meat and seasoning let it cook for 10 minutes
Add your onions to meat and let it cook for another 5 minutes
Add chopped tomato and let it simmer for 5 minutes
After the filling is done, lightly flour a surface and roll the dough with a rolling pin. Cut a piece of the dough into a square or circle, you can choose to make it large or small. Add some meat to each pie and fold in half and seal it. Use a fork to seal the edges so the meat does not fall out.
Lastly, quote the pies with your egg wash so you get that golden brown look
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Wow your guests with this beginner-friendly meat pie recipe from Ghana!
Meat pie is a popular West African pastry which is stuffed with meat. It is very similar to empanadas from Latin American countries.
People from the Carribean Islands also have their version regularly called patties.
You can buy meat pie from many street vendors in West African cities as a quick snack or for lunch especially for busy individuals. Meat pie brings back so many great memories.
Another good thing about meat pie is that they’re super easy to make.
I love to make them because my wife absolutely loves them and I know it always puts a smile on her face.
I remember just before we got married we a mini-fight which was my fault.
So I apologized and bought her some really delicious meat pie.
When we were growing up, my Mom would make it for special occasions like birthday celebrations, marriage ceremonies, Christmas and other holidays.
It did not matter how many meat pies she made, they were always all gone by the same day. This was always a bummer the next day when we realized we had no more meat pies to eat.
And the times when we did not get to eat meat pies at home we would go over to our neighbors’ house because their Mom was a baker. She made meat pies once a week. And if we found ourselves there at the right time we would get a piece or two.
Try making this delicious recipe for your guests to switch things around.
If you try this meat pie recipe and end up with delicious pies, don’t blame me!
Make sure to pair it with Sobolo for extra effect.
You can get good unbleached flour from Amazon.
40 thoughts on “Ghana Meat Pie Recipe: How to make Ghana Meat Pie”
These meat pies look delicious! I bet the cajun seasoning goes great with the meat. Can’t wait to try this!
The cajun seasoning definitely does the trick and they were so delicious. Let me know when you try then.
This reminds me of an empanada! Homemade is always better, and this ghana meat pie is no exception!
Sure does Lesli, thanks for stopping by.
The cajun seasoning will be perfect with the savory meat filling! These are perfect for a crowd too, as everyone can get their own pies!
Yes Stine, Cajun Seasoning is the best, and the more the merrier with meat pies… Lol
I like meat pie and I like it more when it’s homemade. Perfect snack for my kids. YUM!
I love a savory pastry and these meat pies look delicious especially with the addition of the Cajun seasoning. I like that it could be served as a snack or a meal with a side salad.
Cajun is the best! Thanks
Your meat pies sound delicious Fred, I really like the sound of the spicy filling. You can’t beat making street food at home and conjuring up all those memories. Thanks for sharing.
Yes Sarah spicy filling are the best! Thanks for stopping!
What a great recipe! I love that you can use different types of meat for this. It’s such a fun way to mix things up!
It sure is Leslie!
I love that this meat pie has cajun seasoning, it was so flavorful and the end result looks amazing too!
This is a wonderful and easy to make recipe. Homemade is the best in these trying times.
It easy Jayashree, thanks for stopping!
You’re so right in that our cultures are very much the same! In PR, these are called empanadillas or pastelillos! We love to make them.
Oh wow, I’m a big empanadilas. Thanks for stopping by!
I love dishes that make me travel around the world and this Ghana meat pie is just that! Looks tasty!
It is very tasty, I’m sure you’d like it.
Thank you for sharing these recipes! I’ve never seen a recipe for a Ghana meat pie, so definitely would love to try and learn more about the cuisine.
Thanks Jen. Let me know when you try it.
These meat pies look so tasty and with fairly simple ingredients – I had no idea this was a common street food in West Africa. Thanks for sharing!
Yes Beth, the ingredients are really simple. Thanks for stopping by!
This meat pie looks so crusty on the edges and super delicious! I love meat pies and have wanted to make one for quite some time now. This recipe is perfect and has clear instructions. Thank you for sharing this recipe, i cant wait to try!
I love crusty meat pies too Ramona! Let me know how it goes when you try it.
The meat pie sound slike a treta for meat loves, I love sauory and spicy filling in pies, will try toreplicate it with vegan version.
Vegan versions are perfect!
These meat pies are so beautiful! I can definitely see why these are served on special occasions!
Looks delicious and not too difficult! Thanks for the recipe.
My Sudanese friends make something like these.
After forming the pies, you bake them? 40 minutes? What temperature oven?
Pre-Heat your oven at 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
I love savoury hand pies and these Ghana meat pies sound delicious!
Yes they are. Thanks Jacqui!
I love them. my mom makes them alot.
My Family Loved it. I am definitely sharing Guys, Thanks For sharing this Great Recipe. this recipe and this website with my friend. Hope they also love it. Thank you again for sharing such a great recipe.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing!