Grandma K’s Pasty Pie

Grandma K’s Pasty Pie

OK so every household in our family (Adam’s Side) has their own twist on this K family tradition, but the root ( that I am aware of) is Grandma K with the original.

I will say this is a pretty easy recipe to follow, no trade secrets, the thing that makes this recipe the best, for our family, is Love and Tradition.

So Here is the kPlace version of Grandma K’s Pasty Pie

Supplies ( Makes 2 Pies):

It’s best to have all of this handy so just gather it up and put it on the table

  1. 2 9 inch pie pans
  2. you will need Pie crust, a top and a bottom for each
    • We use pre-made pie crusts for this from your grocers freezer ( If you do this you need to let them sit out and defrost before making this pie.)
    • You can always make your own we have done that in the past, and really not that hard.
    • Some family members use uses Jiffy crust mix
  3. 4 lbs lean ground beef. ( We got our from a free range organic farmer) YES LEAN at least 90/10 other wise you will make a mess
    • Just a note, you may want have a 5th pound ready in case your pie doesn’t get filled enough, some people have bigger pie pans than others
  4. Butter
  5. 2 large potatoes
  6. 5-6 carrots
  7. 1 small or half a large Onion
  8. Garlic
    • If you have time, mince your own
    • We used pre minced garlic you can buy in the jar.
  9. Worcestershire sauce
  10. Rosemary
  11. Salt ( we used pink Himalayan salt) and Pepper
  12. Italian seasoning
  13. Cooking spray
  14. Ketchup…… if your like my family, you will need a lot of it

NOTE: You can add other vegetables like celery for instance. You can also use different spices, Make this Pie full of flavor

What to do: The Mix

  1. Grandma K’s Pasty Pie
    Fun Fact: A lot of recipes call for pre-cooking the meat and vegetables before putting the pies in the oven. This does cut down on cooking time to like 45 min. Our family choose not to pre-cook to let the flavors meld together.

    Go ahead an heat that oven up to 325. I recommend putting a cookie sheet or drip rack on the bottom shelf, these awesome pies could overflow, especially if you don’t use lean hamburger ( #2 above)

  2. Cut up potato’s in to 1/4 cubes ( doesn’t have to be perfect)
  3. Cut up Carrots into similar sizes
  4. Chop up that onion really fine.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, put in the 4 lbs. of hamburger
  6. Add your garlic 1 – 2 tablespoons…. or More….. IF you like garlic load it up. – Mix
  7. Add your Onion –  Keep on Mixing
  8. Add  Worcestershire sauce ( how ever much you want, flavor is key in this pie)  –  Keep on Mixing
  9. Add your carrots and potatoes, you want the density to be pretty equal between the two, but not over powering the burger so it sticks together  –  Keep on Mixing
  10. Now Add all your spices, Rosemary, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning ( anything else you want to) and Yes Keep on Mixing.
  11. If you have time let it sit in the fridge for a bit let those flavors combine, if not that’s cool too.


What to do: The crust and filling

  1. Grandma K’s Pasty Pie
    Grandma K’s Pasty Pie

    OK your should have had you pie pans out, and your crust defrosting.

  2. Spry your pans with cooking spray. ( Butter flavor is the best).
  3. Place you bottom crust in each dish, and poke the bottom of the crust all over with a fork.
  4. Get your filling from the fridge and load up those pies packing it fairly tight use all that filling and make them heaping if need be. If you don’t have enough  refer to step 3 under supplies.
  5. put a few tabs of butter on top of the mix ( on each pie).
  6. Top off with some additional salt and pepper.
  7. Put on your top crust sealing the edges with either a fork or a pinch.
  8. Cut some slits in the top crust to vent
  9. Baste crust with melted butter
  10. Cover with foil  ( be sure you get the crust ends or they will burn
  11. Bake in the oven for 2 hours
  12. Remove foil and bake an additional 30 min till the crust is golden brown.

After the buzzer goes off it is OK to turn off the oven and let them sit while you set the table and get your ketchup and tasty beverages together. You probably don’t need a side dish for this, two slices of heaven and you will good.

Enjoy this family greatness and let me know what you think or what you did to make it unique!

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