Hearty Slow Cooker Ground Beef Pie Filling

This slow cooker ground beef pie recipe recreates that lovely hearty beef mince pie that every Australian knows and love. It has a rich flavor-packed gravy that will have you drooling for more.

Slow Cooker Beef Mince Pie

The pie filling is simple and won’t take too long to get prepared and cooking in the slow cooker. The sauce is made up of a combination of ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and a bit of beef stock. The result is a sauce that has a strong flavor that compliments the ground beef.

You’re able to cook this ground beef pie filling a day or two ahead of when you need it. Simply scoop into the pie cases when you’re ready and bake in the oven. The filling will be just as delicious as it was fresh.

To make these pies even easier you can make use of a pie maker. These appliances are able to cook up to four pies at once depending on the model you buy.

Beef Mince Pie

We have even more delicious slow cooker pie recipes that you might be interested in. There are so many different fillings that you can do in the slow cooker. Even something like beef and mushroom.

If you love to see how to do things visually then be sure to check out the video below. It will take you through all the steps to making this delicious beef mince pie. Also, if you love the video then be sure to subscribe to our Youtube to stay up to date.

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Pie Recipe

Prep time
10 Minutes
Cook time
8 Hours & 30 Minutes
Total time
8 Hours & 40 Minutes


Pie Filling

  • 1kg (2.2 lb) ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 & ½ cups beef stock
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce


  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. water

Pie Cases

  • Puff pastry
  • Egg beaten


  1. In a frypan over high heat, quickly brown the ground beef and drain off any extra fluid.
  2. In a slow cooker, add the ground beef, onion, garlic, Dijon mustard, beef stock, ketchup, and the Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Mix the cornstarch and water until it forms a paste. Pour into the slow cooker and stir until combined.
  5. Turn the slow cooker to high and cook for 15 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Add the ground beef pie filling to some prepared pie tins. Cover with puff pastry and brush with the egg wash.
  7. Bake in an oven at 200°C (390°F) until golden brown.
  8. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • Browning the ground beef is important as it will reduce the amount of liquid it adds to the pie mixture. If you’re low on time you can skip this step, there will be a slight difference but not too much.
  • You can add some extra vegetables if you feel that they’re needed. Diced carrot and celery can be added at the start of cooking. However, peas should be added towards the end.
  • Even though this beef mixture is meant as a pie filling it is also great on a bread roll, much like sloppy joes. Totally worth trying if you love an easy beef dish.
  • By the end of cooking the mixture is likely to be a bit too fluid. The cornstarch mixture will help thicken it so it will be satisfactory to add to pies.

Nutritional Information

If you’re keeping an eye on what you’re eating, then you can find all the nutritional information for these delicious pies right below. Please keep in mind that I made use of an online tool to calculate the information below. I also did not include the puff pastry or egg wash that you might use for the pies.

Don’t forget to add any extras that you might have with the pies.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 282g (9.95 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 243.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.1g 42%
Saturated Fat 10.3g 52%
Trans Fat 1.3g
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 497mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 44g 88%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are so many other ground beef recipes for the slow cooker that you can do. Personally, I love making all of them, but if I were to pick a favorite today, it would be Swedish meatballs.

You should also check out some of our other great pie recipes for the slow cooker. The chicken curry pie is absolutely delicious and surprisingly easy to make.

I absolutely love this slow cooker ground beef pie recipe, and I hope that you do too. If you have some thoughts, tips, feedback or anything else that you would like to say, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.


  1. Gail on

    Could you post the crust that was used in your photo?

    1. Gus on

      I just used some frozen puff pastry and some pie tins. Nothing special.

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