How to start meatpie and other snacks business


This post will be looking at how to start up a meat pie business and make a lot of profit. The business of selling snacks is a very profitable one and a lucrative venture because of the highest chance of making a profit. the good thing about it is that he has a very high growth rate so if you put in enough time and dedication then this business will become a success.

The business of snacks involves selling types of snacks like sausage meat pie doughnut and others and we have earlier explained how to make doughnuts in a previous post.

so today will be looking at how to make meat pies and other types of snacks because people enjoy eating them. There are ways of venturing into the snacks business in Nigeria and they are;
You can make and produce your snacks yourself or buy from a producer and distribute to make profits.

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This business is suitable for everyone especially those that have no jobs at the moment or other people that are looking for little businesses to venture into. It is a suitable business for people that have retired and are looking for ways to make extra income.

Is business can be done by both young and old people so far they have all the necessary skills and tools that are required to do this business. you can also pick up this business on a very small scale instead of going large-scale but it all depends on your capital and what you can afford.
This is a business that you can easily start at home and it will enable you to save some money and reduce costs.

You can invest money in businesses then why you properly manage it you make a lot of money in return but it is like doubled in this line of business because of the increased profit yield.

If you devote more time to this business and take it very seriously it can expand to become an eatery fast food outlet or a restaurant.

This business is a very hot one because of some reasons listed below;

A high demand of snacks

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People of snacks a lot in Nigeria especially for the fact that it replaces food when you don’t see any and it fills up your belly.
People take snacks are like a meal and that is why you’ve you can easily target people that are busy at work you will sell a lot because someone don’t have time to cook or buy some food.
then your target market is everyone because snacks is being eaten by both adults and children. parents give their children snacks to take to school and eat during lunch break.

Snacks serve several purposes

Snacks is like a multi-purpose that is being used in events and occasions because in Nigerian ceremonies people love to be offered snacks that come in form of meat pie or small chops. Some people believe that events are not yet complete without these snacks.

it is very important that you note that the profit yield for this business is over 80%.

even outside the country, there are several conglomerates that are fashioned and position themselves into fast food joints due to the way people love snacks and these are companies like Mr. Biggs, McDonald’s and others.


Tools required to prepare meat pie

  • 2 baking sheets
  • A pastry brush
  • Rolling pin
  • Bowls for mixing
  • Round dough cutter
  • Table

Steps to prepare meat pie


  • Flour 500g (5 cups)
  • Baking powder 1tsp
  • Salt 8tsp
  • Butter 250g
  • Coldwater for mixture


  • Minced meat 300g
  • Onion 1 (sizeable)
  • Curry 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic 1 teaspoon
  • Carrot 2 sizes
  • Irish potato 3 sizes
  • Pepper to taste
  • Stock cube 1
  • Thyme to taste
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Vegetable oil 2 cooking spoon
  • Egg   1

How to prepare the meat pie filling

  1. Grind or mince the meat
  2. Chop your onions and keep it in a plate
  3. Peel Irish potatoes
  4. Wash and cut your Irish potatoes into cubes, add your already washed pepper with scrapped carrot.
  5. Set the oil on fire, allow it to burn on a medium level.
  6. Now add chopped garlic and onions in the oil. Fry them till they lose the pink color.
  7. Add one cup of water
  8. Put curry, thyme, the stock cube, and cover.
  9. Allow the contents to boil for 10 minutes.
  10. Add sliced potatoes carrots and salt to it.
  11. Boil the contents until the vegetables done.
  12. Put 2 tablespoons of flour in half a cup of water to dissolve.
  13. After mixing, stir the fillings well till it’s well harmonized.
  14. When it’s done, off the heat and allow it cool off.

Reasons to do meat pie business

  • One of the reasons why you should involve yourself in this business is that it’s very easy to start and does not require special expertise and experience to do.
  • this business is one that you will not have to stress yourself to look for your consumers because it is a highly demanded product and you can also distribute in larger quantities and make money as a supplier to other retailers.
  • you should also consider this business because the products being sold here is not costly it is between N100 to N200 depending on your location and packaging
  • this business is a very lucrative business that could be easily started from the comfort of your home and yet you earn a lot of money.
  • Meat pie snack business requires a capital that is as low as N20000.


  • Make sure your meat pie or other snacks are very delicious. make your meat pie more crusty by adding milk, butter or water to it.
  • Target where the population is high and sell your snacks there.
  • Set packets for daily, weekly and monthly.
  • Get a good marketing strategy. Here you can incorporate bonuses and freebies.
  • Find places that you can be supplying.
  • Be consistent with what you do

Marketability for snacks

You can start baking for your family, friends, church members, and colleagues in the office. Then when you’ve perfected your skill by then you’ll start getting a referral from them.

when you start up your snacks business you should target places like schools, shops, officers, water parks, open markets, and restaurants.



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