Friday, 17 November 2017


Meat Pies (popularly known in Ghana), are actually Meat Turnovers if we have to go by their definitions.

Turnovers are pastries where the fillings are placed in the middle of each individual dough, folded, sealed, crimped and baked. The fillings can be savoury or sweet and can be baked or fried.

Pies on the other hand are baked dishes typically in a pastry dough casing . They can be sweet or savoury and are defined by their crust. 

The 3 elements to achieving the perfect Meat Turnover is to have a crumbly moist pastry, a moist and generous filling and a flavour packed filling.

These elements are incorporated in this recipe and will guarantee you a perfect Turnover each time.

I’ve used Caraway seeds, Milk, Eggs and Yoghurt in this recipe to achieve the 3 elements the perfect Turnover requires.

The eggs add their moisture and richness to the pie, Caraway seeds adds a licorice flavour to the pie, with the Milk and Yoghurt adding moisture and flavour to the filing. 

This recipe is inspired by ‘Ghanaian Meat Pie’, however I’ve added my twist to create a perfect Turnover.
Try the recipe , leave a comment with your feedback and share with your family and friends.


500g of Self Raising flour
250g of Butter
1 teaspoon of Salt
1 tablespoon of Caraway seeds
2 beaten Eggs
120ml of Milk

1 large diced Onion
4 tablespoonfuls of Olive oil 
1 tablespoon of Butter
1 tablespoon of a Ginger, Onion and Aniseed blend
1 Shrimp stock cube
1 tablespoonful of flour
300g of Minced Meat
20g of chopped fresh Thyme  or 1 teaspoonful of dry Thyme. 
120ml of semi skimmed Milk
1 tablespoonful of natural Yoghurt 
Half a deseeded and finely chopped Habanero chilli
1 deseeded and diced Green pepper
1 deseeded and diced Red pepper

1 Egg yolk
2 tablespoonfuls of Evaporated milk or fresh milk

Watch how to prepare the perfect Meat Turnover below;

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