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Meat and Potato Pie, rated with four stars, combines the comforting flavors of ground beef and hash browns wrapped in a flaky pie crust, seasoned with onion soup mix, pepper, and allspice. This savory pie, topped with golden hash browns, makes for a fulfilling meal that’s perfect for any day of the week. Accompanied by warmed catsup, it offers a delightful blend of textures and tastes that’s sure to satisfy the whole family.

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Meat and Potato Pie

A Short History:

The tradition of meat pies dates back centuries, originating from the need to create hearty and portable meals for workers and travelers. Over time, these pies evolved into various regional specialties around the world. The Meat and Potato Pie is a testament to this evolution, embodying the simplicity and wholesomeness of traditional home cooking, making it a staple in many households.

Timeline:

  • Middle Ages: The concept of the meat pie is developed, with thick crusts serving as edible containers for various fillings.
  • 19th Century: The meat pie becomes a common meal in Britain, known for its filling nature and ease of preparation.
  • 20th Century: Variations of the meat and potato pie gained popularity across different cultures, with each adding its local ingredients and flavors.
  • Present Day: The Meat and Potato Pie remains a beloved dish, appreciated for its simplicity, comfort, and versatility.

Tips for the Perfect Meat and Potato Pie:

  • Piecrust Preparation: Follow the piecrust mix instructions carefully for a flaky and tender crust.
  • Seasoning the Meat: The onion soup mix, pepper, and allspice provide depth of flavor to the ground beef; ensure it’s mixed well for even seasoning.
  • Potato Topping: Thaw the hash browns completely before mixing with parsley, melted butter, and salt for a crispy top layer.
  • Baking: Bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is cooked through, checking for doneness by inserting a knife into the center of the pie.
  • Serving: Serve the pie hot from the oven with warmed catsup on the side for added moisture and flavor.

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The Meat and Potato Pie is a heartwarming dish that combines simple ingredients deliciously and satisfyingly. Whether you’re looking to recreate a taste of home or explore traditional homestyle cooking, this recipe offers a foolproof way to enjoy a classic comfort food.

Meat and Potato Pie

Meat and Potato Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 package piecrust mix (for 2-crust pie)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ envelope onion soup mix (¼ cup)
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash ground allspice
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons snipped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 12-ounce package frozen loose-pack hash brown potatoes, thawed (3 cups)
  • Warmed catsup

Instructions

  1. Prepare piecrust mix according to package directions; roll out for a 2-crust 9-inch pie plate with half of the pastry.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In bowl combine milk, dry onion soup mix, pepper, and allspice.
  4. Add ground beef; mix thoroughly.
  5. Lightly pat meat mixture into pastry-lined pie plate.
  6. Combine parsley, melted butter, and salt; add thawed hash brown potatoes, stirring to coat.
  7. Spoon potatoes over meat mixture.
  8. Adjust top crust; seal and flute edges.
  9. Cut slits for escape of steam.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 350° till crust is golden, about 1 hour.
  11. Serve with warmed catsup.

Notes

Makes 6 servings.

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