Meat Pies Archive

Turkey loaf with cranberry and bacon

Posted 02/09/2011 By Edith

Turkey loaf with cranberry and bacon

Production: 8 – Serving
Preparation: 15 Minutes
Cooking: 60 Minutes

We revisits a classic combination of turkey and cranberries under a new form.
Despite appearances, this dish is relatively thin because the bacon is used primarily to prevent meat from becoming too dry during cooking.

Delicious with small green vegetable and mashed potatoes.

Turkey loaf with cranberry and bacon
Chopped Turkey meat – [1 lbs.]  (454 g.)
Onion (large) – [1]
Celery – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
Bacon (slices) – [12]
Frozen Cranberries – [1 cup]  (250 ml.)
Eggs (large) – [2]
Dried thyme – [1 teaspoon]  (5 ml.)
Dried Herbs – [1 teaspoon]  (5 ml.)
Dry mustard – [1/2 tablespoon]  (8 ml.)
Breadcrumbs – [1/4 cup]  (65 ml.)
Salt & Pepper to taste

1- Chop the onion and celery. Set aside.
2- Finely chop 2 slices of bacon.
3- In a small saucepan, melt a little butter and cook the bacon pieces over medium heat 2-3 minutes.
4- Add 1/4 cup of the chopped onion and all the cranberries. Simmer 10 minutes.
5- In a large bowl, combine all uncooked ingredients except bacon.
6- Line a loaf pan with the bacon. Place the slices back to it on side and they project a few inches. They will be used to coat the meat loaf.
7- Pour half of mixture of meat/vegetables in the pan and pack down well.
8- Create a space in the center and along the entire length, to accommodate the stuffing.
9- Insert the stuffing with cranberries in the space provided at the center of the mixture meat/vegetables.
10- Pour the stuffing and cover with remaining meat/vegetables mixture.
11- Fold the bacon to properly wrap the meat.
12- Bake at 350F (180C) for 60 minutes.

Tex-Mex style meat pie

Posted 17/08/2011 By Francois

Tex-Mex style meat pie

Production: 8 – Serving
Preparation: 20 Minutes
Cooking: 75 Minutes

Who says Tex-Mex often refers to chili with corn, meat and, of course, red beans.
This “Tex-Mex” style meat pie incorporates all the required elements.

An original way to vary the menu with a hearty dish that is sure to become the favorite of the “real cowboys” of the house.

Tex-Mex style meat pie

Minced Onions – [1 1/2 cup]  (375 ml.)
Diced sweet Red peppers – [1 cup]  (250 ml.)
Minced Garlic cloves – [4]
Minced Celery – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
Olive oil – [5 tablespoons]  (75 ml.)
Ground Beef – [1 lbs.]  (454 g.)
Minced Pork – [1 lbs.]  (454 g.)
Crushed Red Pepper – [1 teaspoon]  (5 ml.)
Corn kernels – [1 cup]  (250 ml.)
Red Kidney beans (can of 19oz, 540ml.) – [1]
Tomato paste (13 oz. can) – [1]
Red Pepper Sauce  – [2 tablespoons]  (30 ml.)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Pie crust – [2]

1- Prepare all the vegetables and rinse beans in cold water. Set aside.
2- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high.
3- Cook the onions and celery for 2-3 minutes to soften.
4- Add the chili flakes and mix well.
5- Add corn and peppers. Cook 2 minutes, stirring.
6- Add meat to turn it brown (4-5 minutes).
7- Add the chilli sauce and tomato paste.
8- Mix well and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
9- Add kidney beans.
10- Simmer 2-3 minutes.
11- Divide mixture between pie crusts and cover with another.
12- Bake 50-55 minutes at 350F (180C).