How to Make Cross Meat Pies

Hot Cross Meat Pies (Easter Recipe)

Hot Cross Meat Pies are revamped Nigerian Meat Pies to celebrate Easter with. It is made with minced meat, potato and carrot filling.

Nigerian Meat Pie Ingredients

I got 9 hot cross meat pies with a circular cookie cutter that is 10cm (4 inches) in diameter.

For the Hot Cross Meat Pie dough

  • 500g (4cups) all purpose flour
  • 150g (1 cup) margarine
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tin Peak Milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Hot Cross Meat Pie filling

  • 200g (1 cup) beef mince
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 small Irish potato (spud)
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour (plain flour)
  • 1 seasoning cube
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 small onion
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Water

For the hot cross

  • 1 egg white
  • Icing sugar
  • Vanilla extract

For glazing

  • 1 egg

Feel free to use half the quantity of the stated ingredients if you do not want to make as many hot cross meat pies.

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