Cowboy's Beef Pie

When the cowboys were on the trail, since supplies were limited, nothing went to waste. This recipe is a great one for using leftovers, because everything in this cowboy's beef pie can be precooked.

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  • 4 cups cubed, cooked beef
  • 2 1/2 cups gravy
  • 3 cups vegetables (you can use potatoes, carrots, string beans, peas or any other canned or fresh vegetable on hand)
  • 1 small minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 well beaten egg


  1. Combine meat, gravy, vegetables, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper in Dutch oven. Heat to boiling point. Stir often.
  2. Mix mashed potatoes and egg in a separate bowl.
  3. Cover the meat and vegetables in the Dutch oven with the potato and egg mixture.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees F until the top is brown (15 to 20 minutes).

Source: Chronicle of the Old West - May 2001

Keywords: cowboy, ranch