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Barbecue Meat Pies

Barbecue Meat Pies are filled with smoked meatballs coated in homemade barbecue sauce along with mozzarella cheese all wrapped up in a flaky pie crust. Baked to perfection for the perfect appetizer for game day gatherings or parties with family and friends. 

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Barbecue Meat Pies made with grilled meatballs wrapped in pie crustBarbecue Meat Pies

The big game is just around the corner and rather you are watching for the commercials or just showing up for the epic food, it’s going to be fun.

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Mini Barbecue Meat Pies dipped in homemade barbecue sauce

We are more about the food than the football around our house these days and today’s recipe is mind-blowing delicious! My husband and son are major meatball lovers and this was their creation. We all worked together and the outcome was EPIC.

After making our Easy Smoked Meatloaf, we have been dying to try grilled meatballs and they turned out great. This recipe has quite a few steps but I promise this will be the hit of the party!

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How to Make Barbecue Meat Pies:

Meatballs ready for the grill

  •  Prepare Grill with an off set fire.
  • Add ground chuck, oats, egg, onion, garlic and barbecue sauce to a bowl.
  • Mix dry seasonings together and add to bowl. 
  • Using your hands, blend the mixture together. 
  • Form into meatballs and place on a Grill Pan
  • Place on heated grill and shut the lid. 

Meatballs on the grill for Barbecue Meat Pies

Cook at 325-350 for about 15-20 minutes or until meatballs reach 165 degrees. 

Barbecue Meatballs for Mini Meat Pies

Remove from grill and baste with homemade barbecue sauce. 

Pie Crust for Meat Pies

Cut pie crust into 2 1/2 – 3 inch circles using a biscuit cutter. 

How to make meat pies for appetizers with meatballs and mozzarella cheese

Top a pie crust circle with about a teaspoon of mozzarella cheese and half of a meatball. 

Making Mini Meat Pies for party appetizers

Top with another pie crust circle and using a fork, crimp edges to seal.

Baking Sheet with Mini Barbecue Meat Pies

Place on a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. 

How to make Meat Pie with ground beef

Beat an egg and brush over pie crusts. It will give that gorgeous golden brown color when the meat pies are baked.  

Baked Meat Pies made with ground beef

Bake for 17-20 minutes until golden brown. 

Dipping Mini Barbecue Meat Pies in homemade Barbecue Sauce

Serve with homemade barbecue sauce. 

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These Mini Barbecue Meat Pies are perfect to make ahead of the party. They can even be made a day ahead, refrigerated and reheated in a 300° oven for 12- 15 minutes before the party.

Mini Barbecue Meat Pies made with Wewalka Pie Crust

Recipe Variations:

You can also bake the meatballs if you don’t want to grill them. I would recommend a 375° oven for about 20 minutes. 

I used Wewalka Pie Crusts for this recipe but you can use this pie crust recipe if you prefer. 

Best Barbecue Sauce for Meatballs:

Our Homemade Barbecue Sauce is perfect for coating meatballs. We also love Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce for grilling recipes and if you like spicy recipes, try our Jalapeño Barbecue Sauce

More Appetizer Recipes to Add to the Menu:

Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings  are a classic for game day and you will love the zesty Italian seasonings on these wings. Mini Doritos Cheese Balls are one of the easiest appetizers you can make with just 4 ingredients! Meatball Poppers are wrapped in pizza dough and dipped in marinara, so good!

Our Favorite Recipes with Meatballs:

Barbecue Meatball Hoagies  are probably the most favorite sub sandwich at our house and we will be making them with grilled meatballs next time! Our Cocktail Meatballs are a huge hit for parties. 

Meatballs with Creamy Mushroom Gravy is an amazing comfort food dinner, best served over mashed potatoes. Quick Ravioli with Sausage Meatballs is an easy dinner for busy weeknights. 

Barbecue Meat Pies Appetizer

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How to make mini meat pies

Yield: 40 appetizers

Barbecue Meat Pies

Mini Barbecue Meat Pies Appetizer

Barbecue Meat Pies are filled with smoked meatballs coated in homemade barbecue sauce along with mozzarella cheese all wrapped up in a flaky pie crust. Baked to perfection for the perfect appetizer for game day gatherings or parties with family and friends. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chuck 80% lean
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned or quick oats
  • 1/4 cup homemade barbecue sauce
  • 2 eggs, divided use
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Mrs Dash Extra Spicy or other 5 pepper seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 unbaked pie crusts
  • 1/3 cup flour for cutting pie crust
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Prepare Grill with an off set fire or preheat oven to 375°
  2. Add ground chuck, oats, 1 egg, onion, garlic and barbecue sauce to a bowl.
  3. Mix Mrs Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning, granulated garlic, black pepper, and salt together and add to bowl. 
  4. Using your hands, blend the mixture together. 
  5. Form into meatballs and place on a Grill Pan
  6. Place on heated grill and shut the lid. 
  7. Cook at 325-350° for about 15-20 minutes or until meatballs reach 165°. 
  8. Remove from grill and baste with homemade barbecue sauce
  9. If meatballs are grilled, preheat oven to 375°
  10. Cut pie crust into 2 1/2 - 3 inch circles using a biscuit cutter. 
  11. Top a pie crust circle with about a teaspoon of mozzarella cheese and half of a meatball. 
  12. Top with another pie crust circle and using a fork, crimp edges to seal.
  13. Place on a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. 
  14. Beat an egg and brush over pie crusts. 
  15. Bake for 17-20 minutes until golden brown. 
  16. Serve with homemade barbecue sauce. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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