In Australia, a party is not a party without a plate (or 3) of party pies. Which are just small meat pies. It does not matter how old you are – every Aussie loves a party pie. At a kid’s birthday, a New Year’s Eve party, Christmas drinks, or a teenager’s pool party, you can guarantee the party pies will disappear quickly.
Traditionally, party pies are made with minced beef. However, I find too much beef really hard to eat so I lighten the filling with some minced pork. If you are a beef fiend, just use minced beef.
Party pies freeze well once cooked. Reheat from frozen at 150 degrees for about 25 minutes or until they are piping hot. Traditionally served with ‘dead horse’ (tomato sauce), a party pie is a wonderful thing at any time of the year.