file it under vegetables: meat pie.

You are surprised to read the title of this post, unless you are family and know the history of this dish. It was a fav growing-up and a dinner that our entire family loved. So when my sisters and I became veggie-heads in our teens, we were determined to recreate it to accommodate our new diet. After several incarnations, the perfect veggie meat pie was developed. No surprise that the remake varies little from the original – except for one [minor] change.

Here’s the recipe for my mom’s meat pie. I keep it in my recipe file in the vegetables section, duh!

Combine in a large bowl: 3 medium red potatoes (peeled + diced), bunch of carrots (peeled + diced) and 1 bag Morningstar veggie crumbles. In a small bowl dissolve 1 cube veggie bouillon in 1/2 cup boiling water and add 1 TBSP dried minced onion, 1 tsp. garlic powder, and a pinch of salt + pepper. stir to combine.

Pour the bouillon mixture over the potatoes/carrots/crumbles. Stir it up. Put mixture in pie crust and press down. Top with second crust and pinch crusts together. Cut vents in crust for air to escape while cooking. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes/until crust is brown. Then reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes. Cooking time varies depending on the oven so make sure the crust is browned and the potatoes and carrots are tender. Enjoy it today and tomorrow and the next day.

Below is a pic of the best meat pie. I made it while in early labor with C. Our birthing coach suggested making a multi-rise loaf of bread to pass the time and delay check-in at the hospital. Since i’m not big on bread baking, I figured making a meat pie was a great alternative.

It was also the perfect meal 3 days later when we brought C home.

B is for baby.


3 Responses to “file it under vegetables: meat pie.”

  1. Mary Ann Says:

    B is for best pie! Yum!

  2. Linda Says:

    After the carrots and potatoes are peeled and diced, I microwave them about 2 minutes before mixing them with the other ingredients. This helps make sure they are tender when the pie is done.

  3. karenchilada Says:

    great idea L. i will definitely make that addition to my routine.

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