Skillet Essentials: Oven-Baked Meat Pie

Andy Anderson !


I came up with this recipe while working on a pourable pizza dough (still working on that one). If I could compare them to something, I might say that they are a distant cousin (twice removed) of a German Bierock.

The easy thing about this recipe is the pourable dough mix… no kneading required. Just mix cook, and bake. Easy/Peasy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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15 Min
20 Min



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    ground beef, pork, chicken, your choice
  • ·
    cheese, your choice
  • ·
    veggies, your choice

  • 1 1/4 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1/4 c
    corn meal, finely ground
  • 1/2 c
    chicken stock, not broth
  • 1/2 c
    filtered water
  • 1 large
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder

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    grapeseed oil, for the skillet

How to Make Skillet Essentials: Oven-Baked Meat Pie


  2. I am using ground beef as my primary filling, then adding some sautéed veggies; however, you can make the filling out of anything that you choose; even make it vegetarian… Up to you. I have even thought about filling it with scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheese, and serving it for breakfast.
  3. You will need a good ovenproof skillet to make this recipe, and I would highly recommend cast iron.
  4. Although I served these warm, straight out of the oven, this beef one tasted great cold, so it could be something you might throw in a sack, an eat later in the day.
  5. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  6. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).
  7. Add some grapeseed oil to the skillet over medium heat, and prepare your filling. I am sautéing some ground sirloin with some onions, garlic, and then adding some celery, peas, and diced carrots.
  8. Chef’s Note: The amount of filling will be determined by the size of your pan. Mine is 6-inch (15cm), so I will need about 1 cup of filling. If you have a larger or smaller skillet, adjust the amount accordingly.
  9. Remove the filling from the skillet, and reserve. Wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel, after it cools a bit.
  10. Add all the dry batter ingredients together in a large bowl.
  11. Whisk in the liquid ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  12. Chef’s Note: The dough should be pourable, almost like a pancake batter.
  13. Place the skillet back over medium heat, add about a tablespoon of grapeseed oil, and swirl to cover the bottom.
  14. When the oil begins to shimmer, add about 1/4 cup of the batter to the pan, and spread out evenly.
  15. Chef’s Note: The amount of batter will be determined by the size of your pan. Make sure the bottom Is completely covered.
  16. Allow to cook for about 60 – 90 seconds, and then remove from the heat.
  17. Add your filling to the pan, and leave a border around the edges.
  18. Add the cheese of your choice to the top.
  19. Cover with another 1/4 cup (or so) of the batter.
  20. Place the skillet to the preheated oven, and bake until the top begins to brown, about 20 – 25 minutes.
  22. Cut into wedges, and serve with some fun dipping sauces. Enjoy.
  23. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Skillet Essentials: Oven-Baked Meat Pie

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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