6 More Weeks of Pie: Pork Pie

I even cut out little piggies for the pie…which were almost stegosauruses because I wasn’t about to go fishing through 40 jumbled up cookie cutters and steggie was on top. Fortunately piggy wasn’t much further down so the proper animal was cookie cuttered. Not to say that dinosaurs aren’t also proper on a pie, it’s just that pigs seemed more appropriate at this time.

We were back to savory pies, or maybe we were going with savory pies again as it seems we’ve been running pretty even. I am surprised, frankly, because once I hit shepherd’s pie and pot pie I gone done used up my savory pie repertoire. My Webfriend Google helped me out though and I got me a recipe for Pork Pie from All Recipes (DOT COM!).

3 pounds lean ground beef
2 pounds Italian sausage, casings removed
1 onion, chopped
4 potatoes – boiled and mashed
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves
4 (9 inch) 9-inch pastry shell

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the ground beef and sausage for 10 minutes, or until browned. Drain excess fat and transfer to a large bowl.

Combine the meat with the onion and mashed potatoes, mixing well. Season with salt and pepper, cinnamon and cloves to taste. Spoon mixture into two pie shells. Cover each with the other pie shell.

Remove foil pan from each top pie shell and, using a knife, poke some holes in each top pie shell to vent steam.

Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes, or until pie crusts are golden brown.

Production Notes
Of all the pork pie recipes out there, this one caught my eye with the clove spicing. We had already done a shepherd’s pie and a lot of the pork pies seemed like shepherd’s pie with pig. This one was different, if odd sounding, so we gave it a go.

We didn’t use beef but instead used ground pork for all the meaty bits.

Cloves are an interesting flavor. It was neatly spicy and I think we all liked it. I’d certainly make it again…but probably with a tater hat instead because I’m lazy and two pie crusts plus pigs is a lot of work compared to a mashed tater hat.

2010: Contemplating pies and not updating.

2009: Awww Godzilla! How can you have a stubbly stub about The Ark and yet have oodles of information on Stargate? Stargate isn’t even a real place! The Ark deserves more than a stub! Ann Arborites, represent!

2008: Pie weeks so good, it blew away last year’s entry.

2007: Pie so good, it blew away this entry.

2006: We also have about 3 million Scathe Zombies. Fortunately, they are pretty tasty with a bit of BBQ sauce.

2005: I got great abs going though. Between the coughing and the sneezing I’m going to be ripped by the end of the week.

2004: Vande-Cat, well, we took pity on her after 10 minutes and removed the basket.

2003: Beer and pie stole this entry.

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