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Pork Rib Pies

With only three simple ingredients you can turn leftover ribs (or roasts) into moist and flavourful Pork Rib Pies. Make ahead and freeze or pack for lunch the next day.

Pork rib pies

Most days when I’m cooking I add an extra serving to the set to cater for Mr Chipconnoisseur’s work lunchbox as well. He’s told he’s quite lucky in that regard and I often get recipe requests from his work colleagues; the 5 ingredient chicken pot pie using Anathoth’s Farmstyle Pickle seems to be the most popular. The light curry aroma is irresistible!

And so, just the other day, when I realised dinner was only going to serve four instead of the ususal 4-plus-lunchbox, I remembered I had half a pottle of the relish in the fridge and some pork ribs that could be quickly cooked up in the chilli and beer marinade from the other week and used in the pies instead.

Pork rib pies

I put the ribs on, which gave me a good half hour to focus more of my attention on times tables, syllable work and whatever else that needed to be done… Quite fuss-free, really.

So, if you love ribs or have a rack leftover from a rib feast that you’d like to turn into a packed lunch or dinner the next day, I think you will thoroughly enjoy this serving idea. Roasted chicken, or slow roasted meats will work here as well, so don’t feel limited by the ribs only. Even veggies are perfect if you’d like a Meatless Monday vegetarian version. If you can’t get Anathoth relish where you are, any natural spiced relish could be used instead.

Pork rib pies

Pork rib pies
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Pork Rib Pies

A simple Pork Rib Pie recipe that's perfect for turning leftover ribs into a scrumptious meal. Use my Chilli Beer Rib recipe as a base or go with leftover ribs or roast meats. If you can't find Anathoth relish, use any other natural relish of your choice.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 2


For the Pork Rib Pies:

  • 500 g leftover cooked ribs or 1 serve of Chilli Beer ribs
  • 1/2 cup Anathoth Farmstyle Pickle see note above
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed slightly
  • olive oil for greasing the pie tin


To make the Pork Rib Pies:

  • Scrape meat off ribs onto a cutting board and chop coarsely. (Keep 2 of the bones if you wish to make a vent in the lid using them.)
  • Transfer meat to a mixing bowl and add relish. Mix well to combine.
  • Grease pie tins with a little olive oil,
  • Cut sheet of thawed puff pastry into 4 even squares.
  • Line 2 pie tins with the puff pastry squares, ensuring there is no air trapped underneath.
  • Spoon stuffing into the pastry-lined tins. Cover with the remaining squares and seal tightly by pressing the pastry down all the way around.
  • Using a knife or a glass cut off excess pastry. (If using, stick a rib bone into each pie lid to make a vent).
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.
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Lisa P September 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

Haha! I love that pork rib bone sticking out – very creative and you know exactly what you’re in for, Rrrrrriiiiibs!

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook September 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Exactly my thinking! I never know how they can tell apart those pies at the shop. This is pretty clear!

Ben September 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

You impressed me with the original rib recipe, but this is something else! I hate roasted meats going to waste and now I know exactly what to do. Thanks

john@heneedsfood September 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

Very simple indeed! I just love a good pie!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef September 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

What a lovely pie and it doesn’t take forever to make it. Looks delicious.

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook September 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Thanks Maureen and John Very quick and simple. It’s a mid-week no-brainer,

rsmacaalay September 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Love the idea of that poking rib bone.

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook September 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Thanks Raymund. Someone mentioned it’s very Halloween :-)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Love the presentation Martyna. And have you tried Anathoth’s spicy green tomato chutney? I love that! I bought it in NZ so I don’t know if it’s available here though.

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook September 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Hi Lorraine, thank you! Anathoth currently only has 3 savoury products available in Australi: The Farmstyle Pickle, Tomato Relish and the Zucchini Pickle. I can only imagine how good the Green Tomato tastes!

TasteFood September 18, 2012 at 6:09 am

These are perfect for the cooling weather.

Nami | Just One Cookbook September 19, 2012 at 4:14 am

Hi Martyna! I’ll definitely remember this recipe. Such a great idea to use leftover ribs to make pies! I only thought of making sandwich but pies sounds wonderful for fall/winter time!

Adrian Briones (@food_rehab) September 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I could def use this for an upcoming dinner I have planned. Who could resist pork pies like this in this weather!

PB and Peppers (@JenatPBandP) September 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

The bone sticking out reminds me of the Flintstones, but the dish looks amazing!!

ROBYN LITTLE September 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

What a great way to used up leftover ribs – though when that is ever likely to happen, who knows? Would definitely need to cook extra for leftovers. I love Anathoth Pickles, so love the idea of adding them to the pie filling for extra flavour.

Kindest regards,

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