French Meat Pie

Recipe by Dorel
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 14
  • 12
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 3
    medium potatoes, cubed
  • 14
    teaspoon garlic powder (to taste)
  • 20
    crackers (40 crackers in a sleeve)
  • 1
    teaspoon cinnamon (I leave out the cinnamon now as my family didn't like it)
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper (to taste)
  • 14
    teaspoon thyme, more to taste
  • 14
    teaspoon sage, more to taste
  • 2
    pie crusts (store bought or home made)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350*.
  • Sauté ground beef and pork with onions until no longer pink.
  • In another pan boil and mash potatoes with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Do not drain fat from ground meat mixture.
  • Add crumbled soda crackers, cinnamon, thyme, sage and mix well, the crackers help absorb a lot of the moisture and gives it great taste and texture.
  • Next add mashed potatoes and mix well. I cool this before putting in crust but it isn't necessary if your baking it right away.
  • Use a deep dish 9 or 10 inch pie plate and line bottom with 1 crust.
  • Fill crust and then place second crust over filling, press edges together to seal: cut slits in top crust.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • This recipe may be made ahead of time and baked later, up to 24 hours ahead as long as kept refrigerated.
  • Also can be frozen after prepared for a later date.
  • I have started making this in 2 smaller foil pie pans and freeze one for another time. Each pie feeds 4 or 2 with leftovers.
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