Natchitoches Meat PiesSubmitted by: RHAPSODY5
IntroductionThis is the traditional Louisiana Natchitoches Meat Pie. This is the traditional Louisiana Natchitoches Meat Pie.
1.5 lbs. ground beef
1.5 lbs. ground pork
1 cup chopped green onions
1 tbls. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. red pepper
1/3 cut all-purpose flour
2 cups self-rising flour
1/3 heaping cup crisco, not melted
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
Sift flour and cut shortening into flour. Add beaten egg and milk. Form dough into a ball. Roll about 1/3 of the dough at a time on a lightly floured board. Cut dough into 5 to 5 1/2 inch circles.
To assemble: Place a heaping tablespoon of filling on one side of the pastry round. Dampen ede of pie containing meat with fingertips, fold top over meat and crimp with fork dipped in water. Prick with fork twice on top. Makes approximately 25-30 meat pies. The meat pies can be frozen at this time.
To cook: The original recipe says to fry them, but I bake them in a 350 degree oven. If they are thawed, about 15-20 minutes. If frozen, do not defrost, but just bake them on a foil covered cookie sheet for about 30 minutes. They are done when the crust turns golden brown.
Number of Servings: 28
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RHAPSODY5.