Obviously I am totally obsessed with making pies. I L*O*V*E pies!!! I love sweet and savory, fruit and meat! YUM!
So, I've been wanting to make meat pies for a long time but wanted to make sure I got them just right. Since my hubby is a southern boy, born and raised in New Orleans I decided on spicy Nachitoches meat pies.
They turned out A*M*A*Z*I*N*G! My husband said they are one of the best things I've EVER made. EVER! Crazy!
Anyway, I used THIS RECIPE but of course had to make some of my own additions. I have found that beef and potato go really well together. I always use potato in my ground beef tacos and meatballs. So for this recipe I added 2 finely grated potatoes to the meat mixture. It adds an unbelievable extra richness to the meat and adds a wonderful tender moisture. Once it's all cooked up you won't even know the potato is in there, you'll just know it tastes extra good. Try it!!!
I also added 2 diced carrots to the veggies and quiet a few spices. I added 1 tablespoon of paprika for a smokey flavor. 1 tablespoon of Cayenne for spice and a few shakes of garlic salt.
I ALWAYS use THIS recipe for my pie crusts and it has never failed me. I love it so much I have it memorized.
I hope you will try these. They really are wonderful.
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