Christmas Meat Pie
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 pound ground venison
- 3 cups water
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 2 tablespoons beef gravy mix
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons ground mustard
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups hot mashed potatoes (prepared without added butter or milk)
- Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
- 1. In a large skillet, cook pork and venison over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in water, onions, carrot, gravy mix, thyme, mustard, garlic, sage, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain. Stir in potatoes.
- 2. Line a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge. Add meat mixture. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Make decorative cutouts or cut slits in pastry; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges.
- 3. Brush pastry and cutouts with milk; place cutouts on the pie. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° bake 35-40 minutes longer or until golden brown.
1 slice: 517 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.
Feb 27, 2018
This week the VFE’s were challenged to prepare a new recipe using something in our freezer or pantry. I had a package of frozen ground pork in my freezer, 2 lonely potatoes, and a couple of carrots that were on the edge. I searched the files, and found this. The only things I didn’t have were the venison and the gravy mix, so I substituted a couple tablespoons of Lipton onion soup mix and a little flour, and used only pork. I’m sure I lost a little flavor by not using venison, but that is really hard to come by here in FL. What a lovely pie. It had a really nice flavor, and texture. I will definitely make this again. I like that it used rosemary and thyme, two of my favorite herbs, and I used them fresh from my herb garden. If you are looking for a way to use up ground pork, this is it
Oct 21, 2015
This falls short. It would be 5 stars for Christmas by adding golden raisins, cranberries or currant to this pie. You won't believe how stunningly good it will be.
Jan 10, 2015
The flavors in this meat pie are amazing. My husband and kids all loved it. It's our new favorite dinner recipe.
Dec 10, 2012
I didn't have the pork, but wow, this recipe is the closest to my great grandmothers. My husband ate 3 pieces.