Natchitoches Meat Pies

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 28
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.0
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.1 mg
  • Sodium: 283.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 10.3 g

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This is the traditional Louisiana Natchitoches Meat Pie. This is the traditional Louisiana Natchitoches Meat Pie.
Number of Servings: 28


    1.5 lbs. ground beef
    1.5 lbs. ground pork
    2 onions
    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


Combine ground beef, ground pork, onions and seasoning in large Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until meat loses its red color. Do not overcook the meat. Sift the flour over meat mixture, stirring often, until well combined with meat. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Place meat in a large colander to drain off excess grease and juice.

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.

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