October 06, 2019



This hearty and super easy 5-Ingredient Beef Pie takes one hour to make from start to finish. It's a picky eater and meat eater's delight. Serve alone or with a side of salad or greens for a fantastic weeknight family meal. 

5-Ingredient Beef Pie
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If you have a picky, protein-driven eater in your household as I do, this pie is worth its weight in gold. In my family, the distinction goes to the hubs. He can live on meat and cheese alone. With only a few exceptions, he will pass on anything that has vegetables. And don't even get me going on pasta! Can someone else tell the man there is more to the pasta world than spaghetti, pene, or orecchiette and red sauce? #notthisagain

5-Ingredient Beef Pie

Mealtime can be a challenge if I want to make one dish that everybody would eat. This pie, packed with a savory ground beef filling, has only 5 ingredients and couldn't be easier to make. It pleases the hubs and passes his taste test. It makes me happy because I don't have to prepare two different meals, and I can have it with a side of salad or steamed broccoli. This beef pie is a total win-win!

5-Ingredient Beef Pie

With the help of a few convenience items, the filling comes together in no time. So what's in it? Lean ground beef, onion soup/dip mix, sour cream and chive instant mashed potato mix, and milk work together to form an incredibly moist and delicious filling.

In terms of preparation, it is crazy easy. There is no prep—no chopping and no rinsing. The filling takes 10 minutes to cook. It is allowed to cool for a few minutes before it is placed in pie crust. Once assembled, the pie goes in the oven to bake for 40 minutes. That's it! Boom!! Dinner is done. 

5-Ingredient Beef Pie

Recipe Highlights:
  • Cook ground beef in a skillet, breaking it up as it browns.
  • Add onion soup mix, milk, and instant potato.  
  • Allow to cool a slightly off heat.
  • Line a pie dish with a homemade or store bought pie crust.
  • Fill with beef mixture.
  • Add the top pie crust. Seal and crimp.
  • Brush with milk.
  • Cut air vents.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.

If this passed my picky eater husband's test, it is sure to pass any picky eater's test! The hubs went back for seconds the first time he had this. Rest assured, this meal is on instant replay at my family dinner table. Completely doable in one hour, this is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight or any busy night!!

If you try this pie out on your finicky eater, please let me know how it goes!

Comforting dinner ideas:


5-Ingredient Beef Pie


1 3/4  to 2 pounds 93% lean ground beef
1 envelope (1.1 oz) + 2 tablespoons beefy onion soup and dip mix
3/4 cup sour cream and chives instant mashed potato mix
1 1/4 cup  milk + 1 tablespoon to brush on crust
2 refrigerated pie crusts  


Preheat oven to 375° F.

Preheat a 12-inch skillet on medium high. Add ground beef. Brown, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 8 minutes. 

Stir in onion soup/dip mix. Slowly stir in 1 1/4 cup milk. Add instant potato. Stir to incorporate. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly for a few minutes.

Place pie crust in a pie plate. Add pie filling. Top with the second crust. Fold edges over the bottom crust, pressing together to seal. Flute the edges. Brush the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon milk. Slice air vents on crust using a pointed knife.

Bake on the lower half of the oven until the crust is golden, about 35-40 minutes. Serve hot.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Recipe Note:
  1. If you have more time, allow the filling to cool as long as you can prior to placing it into the pie crust. This allows for a firmer bottom crust once cooked. If you are short on time,  pour filling into the crust hot. It will work just fine!

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  1. My hubby grew up with savoury pies like this. He'd be mighty pleased if I decided to surprise him with this! I love the simplicity!!

    1. It was designed to be as simple as possible for those nights when you don't feel like cooking. Thank goodness that it's really yummy too! If savory pies is your hub's thing, then I think he would really like this as well! :)

  2. Hi .. my name is Denise. I was introduced to your blog by Taylor.
    I tried the beef pie and it is amazing.
    Will be trying more .Everyone at home liked it . Your blog is amazing, I am new subscriber!!!!!

    1. Hi Denise. You made my day!! Thank you so much for your kind words and for subscribing. I'm so glad the pie was a hit. If you have any questions on any of the recipes, please let me know or funnel it through Taylor :)
      I'm so glad you stopped by! Have a great weekend!!

  3. THis looks like perfect comfort food too. Must try!

    1. Yay!! I hope you'll like it. I love how easy it is to make too!

  4. Replies
    1. So sorry! Bake at 375° F. I’ll put it back in the instructions.

  5. What type of pastry? i.e. flaky, short, or savoury pie crust? (we probably have different termologies in NZ).

    1. Hi! Thanks for asking. This recipe uses what we call a basic pie crust here in the US. The savory pie crust would be the best choice. I hope this helps!

  6. Thank you, I can hardly wait to make this, I love meat pie, this one sounds real yummy!!Gail

    1. I’m so glad you plan to try this!! I’d love to know what you think of it after you’ve tried it!