Swedish Meat Pies

Swedish Meat Pies

Emily Dunaway 0

"This is a very close knock-off of the Swedish meat pies served at the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City, Oregon. It is not exact, but we like this version better than the Loven Oven pies!"


40 m servings 1204 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1204 kcal
  • 60%
  • Fat:
  • 78.9 g
  • 121%
  • Carbs:
  • 80g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 43.9 g
  • 88%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 1044 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble in the ground beef and add onion, parsley, allspice, dill, nutmeg and grated potatoes. Cook and stir until the meat is browned. Drain any excess grease. Turn off the heat and stir in the cheese until melted. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Mix in the shortening with a fork or pastry cutter until only pea sized lumps remain. Stir in sour cream a little bit at a time until the dough holds together. Knead briefly on a lightly floured surface. Divide into four equal portions, and pat into balls.
  4. Roll out each ball of dough to about 1/8 inch thickness. Place a heaping 1/2 cup of filling onto each one. Fold over into half circles, and seal by moistening the edges with warm water and pressing together. Place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
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  1. 42 Ratings


This recipe is INCREDIBLE!!! I don't know what they're supposed to taste like, but I don't care. These are SO tasty, and so budget-friendly. This is my husbands new favorite dinner - he loves ho...

My swedish family has a recipe for these and we don't use nutmeg or allspice, we do use onion, dill, a little garlic, fresh pepper, cheese and mix some sour cream into the meat mixture to make i...

This recipe was great! I wasn't sure how the crust would turn out based on the ingredients, but it ended up being delicious! The only thing different I did was use regular potatos instead of r...

Oops the recipe forgets to tell you to salt and pepper the filling to taste before stuffing the crusts. I live in Junction City and go to the Scandinavian Festival every year. People wait hours ...

A great filling, portable meal. I used butter for crust instead of shortening and found the dough hard to work with. But it was worth the effort. I improvised a bit with my own favourite spices...

The recipe was good, but I ended up with a lot more filling than I had dough for. Next time I will double the dough amount and chill it before working with it.

These were huge! Hubby and I split one. We both agreed they were rather bland and in need of salt and more spices. The crust was very tender and flaky, and turned out the best pie crust I have e...

This recipe went over well with my husband (who is part swedish). It sounded as if it could be a little dry, so I added a little extra chopped onion and shredded cheese. The crust also turned ...

These are so good, I can't tell the difference between this recipe and the finished product at the Scandy Fest.