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Healthy gluten-free meat pie recipe

Food photography: Darrin James

What's more Australian than a hearty meat pie? Try this recipe developed by Faye James, which is perfect if you follow a gluten or grain-free diet. The pastry is light and crispy while the filling is rich and satisfying.

By Faye James

Ingredients for gluten-free meat pie recipe

4 eggs

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

400g of almond flour

A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

500g of grain fed beef chuck, cubed

500ml of homemade bone broth

1 red onion diced

1 punnet of mushrooms diced

Fresh rosemary and thyme to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

Method to make gluten-free pie recipe

Start by sealing the meat by frying in some coconut oil until browned. Remove from pan and set aside. Fry the onion with the herbs, add the meat and stock and slow cook on a low heat for four hours. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile make the pastry by mixing he almond flour with the coconut oil and eggs to form a dough. Roll out and line either one pie ti, or four small tins. Bake for about 10 minutes on a 200c. Add the filling and then top with leftover pastry and bake for another 15 minutes or until pastry is golden.

Citro food tip:

You can buy gluten-free pastry frozen from the supermarkets but this recipe is worth trying!

Faye James is a member of the Nutrition Council Australia and associate member of the Australian Menopause Society. She is the author of The Menopause Diet.

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