Recipe: French meat pie in a home made crust!


  • Two pounds beef hamburg
  • Medium onion, chopped fine
  • Small rutabaga, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes and then simmered in water until soft 
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (peel and slice thin and simmer in water for ten minutes or so until soft and then mash
  • Tablespoon salt
  • Lots of pepper
  • Teaspoon cinnamon
  • Tablespoon-plus of ground coriander (grind fresh with a mortar and pestle)
  • Pie crust (here is our recipe)

Preheat oven to 400F.  Sauté onion and hamburger until cooked through.  Add salt and seasonings.  

Combine meat with cooked rutabaga and mashed potatoes.  

Grease a round pie pan. Roll out bottom crust and fit into pan, pile meat and rutabaga and potato mixture into pie pan.  Top with second rolled out crust. Slash vents int the top crust and brush with milk.  

Bake 40 minutes until crust is lightly browned.  Enjoy. 

We eat with a side of steamed snow peas or broccoli.  

One thought on “Recipe: French meat pie in a home made crust!

  1. Welcome back to my blogging world. Have missed reading your wonderful takes on all things important. Hope I didnt miss too many postings. Have been very busy relocating kit and kaboodle form Fl to s.e. MA, where Jan. is nothing like it was in FL last year. Have been wildly odd my normal Beaten Path for months now. Some sort of mental displacement that I can’t quite grasp and which I find quite disturbing. I’d like to blame the silent trauma of divesting ourselves of years of collecting numerous items that once were important keepsakes but had become mere chattel that threatened the process of moving to a new place with and our desire to do so with minimum
    baggage. We have settled in to a different life style now, with family and concerns that were here all the time but sort of out of sight out of mind situations. I just need to sit myself down and get back to my blogging, just doing and not trying to over-construct. I’m more of a Taoist than a plan for everything kind of person.
    Your French Meat Pie stirred my interest because my wife’s family is closely knit to Quebec ancestors and we had meat pie for Christmas dinner in New Hampshire for the first time in many years. We now have one of her sister’s receipe for pork meat pie, dating from her mother in law’s time many years ago. Very authentic and quite delicious, even to an Irishman such as myself.
    Speaking if which we are making plans to visit Ireland later this year and stay a good long time, as I am now a dual American-Irish citizen, Given the current state of affairs I’m very tempted to stay there a very long time, but I don’t wont to get started on that subject.
    Enjoyed your venturing into “grace”. It can get to be a foggy path at times, trying to define it. I think just trying to live a life of concern for others and a desire for complete personal integrity in all you say and do is in fact, practicing a grace full life. (if you are really as adventurous as you seem, you might enjoy some of the writings of a family friend on religious topics in a serious perspective. See Tony Equale’s blog at Its “heavy” at times but always challenging.
    Peace. Richard D.

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