Hearty Meat Pies with Ground Beef & Potatoes O’Brien

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Hearty Meat Pie with Ground Beef and Potatoes O'Brien #OreIdaHashbrn #shop The official first day of Winter is December 21.  I think someone forgot to tell Old Man Winter that because it’s downright cold here in upstate New York.  I’ve seen a few snow flurries, and the wind is the kind that cuts right through however many layers of clothes I have on.  So my solution to this problem?  Light a fire and make hearty, comfort food for dinner!  These Hearty Meat Pies are one of my favorite comfort food dishes…they’re simple, delicious, and quite filling.  The pies are essentially ground beef and potatoes, but I like using Ore Ida’s Potatoes O’Brien in this recipe to provide an easy boost of flavor.  (Potatoes O’Brien are similar to diced hash browns, but with additional chunks of onions and peppers.)  All together, you’ve got potatoes, ground beef, onions, and peppers…pretty much the perfect equation for a delicious meal on a cold winter night!

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Hearty Meat Pies with Ground Beef & Potatoes O’Brien


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups frozen Ore Ida Potatoes O'Brien
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups cheese, shredded (I used a bag of shredded 4-cheese blend)
  • 2 9" pie crusts (either homemade or storebought)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1/8 tsp coarse salt


  1. In a large skillet, add the ground beef and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium heat until browned (about 8-10 minutes).
  2. Add frozen hash browns, diced garlic, pepper and salt to the skillet. Stir, cover, and cook for 10-12 more minutes on medium heat, stirring every 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove skillet from heat. Add shredded cheese and stir until mixture is well combined.
  4. Roll out pie dough and cut each piece in half to create 4 semi-circular pieces of dough. Place approximately 3/4-1 cup of beef and potato mixture on top of each piece of dough. Brush edges of the dough lightly with water and then fold and press to seal. Using two fingers, crimp the edges to create decorative border. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, Italian seasonings, and coarse salt. Brush the top of each pie with the olive oil mixture.
  6. Place pies on a parchment-lined sheet pan and bake at 400°F for 26-28 minutes, or until tops of pies are golden brown in color.



  1. This recipe takes me back home to Michigan:-) There are tons of places by the U.P. especially at Mackinac Island, where they sell pasties. Little meat pies with unique spices, and oh so delicious! Your recipe sound wonderful, and definitely perfect on a cold winter day:-) Take care, Terra

  2. This sounds wonderful! What do you think about making many and freezing them? Will they freeze well? I’d love to stock my freezer with a few extras of these.

    Thank you!

    • I’ve never tried freezing these, Nancy…but I think they should freeze pretty well. If you make + freeze some, come back and let me know how it worked! Thanks!

  3. Great idea!!! I would love to make these for a brunch. YUM! #client

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