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Two Irish Pasties filled with beef and potatoes on a black plate with a green napkin

The Donovan's Irish Pasties

Irish Pasties are a flaky pastry filled with shredded roast beef and potatoes.  They are drizzled with or dipped in a savory roast beef gravy.  Every bite is hearty and flavorful.
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Pasties
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 974kcal
Author Elise Donovan


  • 1 pound roast beef See recipe notes*
  • 3-4 potatoes See recipe notes**
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 pie crusts purchased or homemade
  • beef gravy prepared



  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.     
  • Mix the roast, potatoes, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Unroll the pie crusts and cut in half.
  • Put a good amount of filling in each crust, fold over, and seal. 
  • Place each pastry on a greased cookie sheet. Make a couple of small slits in the top of each crust.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and brush with some melted butter.
  • Serve with gravy, or if you are my Dad - ketchup. 

For Beef Gravy

  • Bring ingredients to a boil to thicken, stirring constantly with a whisk.



*If you aren't using leftover roast, an easy way to prepare the roast is to cook it in  a crock pot with 1 cup of water and an onion soup mix along with whatever seasonings you like for 3-4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.  
**You can also use frozen hash brown cubes. Throw them into the pie crust while still frozen. They will cook in the oven. It tastes JUST as good as using fresh potatoes.


Calories: 974kcal | Carbohydrates: 137g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 2082mg | Potassium: 1160mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 69.2mg | Calcium: 396mg | Iron: 14.1mg