meat pie

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, [|%22meat+pies%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=A_etT5zHNunFmAXOm9WXCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22meat%20pie%22|%22meat%20pies%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false 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, [|%22meat+pies%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=A_etT5zHNunFmAXOm9WXCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22meat%20pie%22|%22meat%20pies%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 179],
      Meat pies, which used to be a traditional Acadian Christmastime treat, are one of Louisiana′s least-touted specialties.
  2. (Australia, NZ) 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, [|%22meat+pies%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22meat+pie%22|%22meat+pies%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EAWuT9XoDsr-mAW3pKiMCQ&redir_esc=y 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, [|%22meat+pies%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=A_etT5zHNunFmAXOm9WXCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22meat%20pie%22|%22meat%20pies%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false 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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