Crunchy Nigerian Meat Pie Recipe

How to make and glaze Nigerian meat pie without eggs

Crunchy Nigerian meat pie made without eggs.

This Crunchy Nigerian meat pie is  baked without eggs, not even for glazing. This recipe is how to make meat pies without eggs. When I shared the older meat pie recipe on Facebook, some readers asked if it's possible to make meat pie without cracks on the crust, others asked for crunchy meat pie recipe, so, here it is. These ingredients are
the same except for the no inclusion of eggs here. To make the crust crunchy, I also drastically reduced the quantity of butter (Baking margarine) Instead of using 1 sachet baking margarine to 4 cups (1/4kg) Flour, I used just a quarter sachet. Reducing the quantity of butter allows the crust to bake dry and crunchy, so more butter means more softness. For glazing, I used milk in place of eggs. This meat pie is great for people who do not eat eggs. 


4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
A pinch of salt
1/4 sachet baking margarine or butter (About 60 grams)
200 ml water to start with, you can adjust by sprinkling more flour if dough is sticky and soft OR sprinkle in more water if dough is hard.
This ingredients give 10 delicious meat pies.


No eggs here. Add 1 teaspoon sugar to 3 tablespoons milk, stir very well and set aside for glazing (Brushing on the meat pie/ milk wash).

See them on this post HERE, it's the exact same thing.
Minced beef
Irish potatoes
Vegetable oil
Seasoning bouillon cubes (I used knorr)
See the quantities on this meat pie post


1.Sieve the all purpose flour, baking powder, salt Into a large bowl, rub in the baking margarine using your finger tips or wooden spoon until they look like bread crumbs. 
2. Add water gradually while mixing until your hands begin to come out clean, dough is no longer sticky. 
3. Place on a floured surface
4. Bring out the rolling pin and roll dough thin or a bit thick if you like thick crust. Cut with a round object or meat pie cutter. Brush the edges with the milk
5. Scoop the already cooked meat pie filling with a spoon and place in the middle, fold from the far end to meet the end close to you, press with a fork and place on the baking tray. Repeat until dough is exhausted.

6. Brush with milk you set aside earlier.7. Bake in a pre-heated oven for about 15 minute or until meat pie browns.
Serve how!

Meat pie still in the oven.
Hot Nigerian meat pie fresh from the oven.  Back and front view.


  1. Hi Eya, I am Sony. I am from India .Your recipes look delicious. I would like to try making it but can you please tell me what kind of seasoning powder or what is the brand of sesoning is it. Thank you.

    1. Hi Sony. Thanks for your comment. I used knorr beef bouillon cubes. The seasoning is stock cubes, you can Google knorr beef or chicken bouillon cubes. Use any.

    2. It's updated on the post. Thank you.

    3. Thank you Eya .Keep posting wonderful recipe's so the people around the world can enjoy the taste of your home.God Bless.


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