In Aussie and Kiwi pie shops, savory hand-held meat pies are an iconic snack. They typically have a double crust but thisrecipe starts with flaky pie crust filled with delicious ground beef and gravy, and is then topped with creamy mashed potatoes instead of a second crust. The individual pies make for a really hearty meal and pair well with a fresh green salad. They’re considered a national food and are an indispensable snack at rugby and football games. Today, these meat pies come in all sorts of varieties, including vegan where soy protein takes the place of the meat. The difference between this recipe andshepherd’s pie is that the latter has no bottom crust.