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French Meat Pie

    Some time ago, when I was working at a newspaper, a co-worker happened to bring a meat pie for lunch.

    The aroma was familiar to me, and I asked for a taste. To my amazement, it was the same pie my grandmother used to serve when I was a youngster! I copied the recipe, and I have been enjoying French Meat Pie ever since.

    It’s still delicious!

    Sometimes we want to cook something easy and quick and most of all delicious.

    Yesterday I didn’t know what to cook for lunch and I came up with this French Meat Pie which turned out to be a success!


    1 lb ground beef
    8 ounces ground pork
    1⁄2cup onion, finely chopped
    1⁄2cup water
    2 large potatoes, peeled, cut into quarters
    1⁄2teaspoon salt
    1⁄4teaspoon allspice
    1⁄4teaspoon ground cloves
    1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
    1 double crust pie crust


    Combine beef, pork, onion and water in a medium saucepan and mix well.
    Cook, covered, over low heat until the ground beef and pork are cooked through, stirring occasionally.
    Boil the potatoesin water to cover in a small saucepan until tender; drain.
    Add to the meat mixture.
    Add the salt, allspice, cloves and pepper and mix well; remove from heat.
    Mash the mixture with a potato masher.
    Roll the pastry into two 11-inch circles on a lightly floured surface.
    Fit 1 pastry into a 9-inch pie plate.
    Fill with the meat mixture.
    Cover with the remaining pastry, fluting the edge and cutting several vents.
    Bake at 450′ for 20 minutes or the crust is golden brown.