This week I decided to do something a little more complicated. Not complicated; it just takes some work. So today, we are doing a meat pie–the New American Meat Pie, to be precise.
I love American meat pie! They’re pretty easy and cheap to make if you cheat a little. I didn’t this time, well, except for the crust. I used crescent rolls instead of making a full-on dough and such, but I loved them! The crescent dough was delicious and easy to work with. You could even go with a plain biscuit if you wanted to, and they’d still be perfect. The trick is to put a lot of love on the inside!
New American Meat Pie Recipe
- ¼ pound ground beef (minced beef)
- ½ medium red onion
- ½ cob corn
- ¼ cup green beans
- 1 medium red potatoes
- ½ medium carrots
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- ½ cup parsley - Italian
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Clean and dice your potatoes and carrot (a fairly small dice). Get a well-salted pot of water to boil.
- Clean and dice all of your vegetables and garlic, keeping the onion and serrano pepper separate.
- Add your carrots and potatoes once your water comes to a rolling boil. Let them boil for 8 to 10 minutes; when they are finished, strain the water, cool them in a colander, and let them dry a little on a plated napkin.
- In a large skillet, add Olive Oil over medium heat. Let it warm, and then add your onions and pepper. Let them soften.
- Add in your diced vegetable and garlic. Saute them for approximately 5 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the potatoes and carrots and then the thyme and Italian parsley. The potatoes and carrots should get a little crisp on the outside. (add more olive oil if needed).
- Once your vegetables are at the desired texture, place them on a plate with a napkin. (This will soak up moisture so that your crust doesn’t become too soggy) Then place 2 pats of butter to melt into the vegetables.
- Add ground beef to the skillet, only slightly cooking it. Once it is medium-rare-ish, you want to put it on the napkin next to your vegetables.
- Open your can of crescent rolls. Spread each on a greased cookie sheet and fill with a bit of the vegetable and some meat. Make sure not to spread them too thinly.
- Wrap and pinch the dough so that it envelops the filling
- Place them in a 375-degree Fahrenheit preheated oven to cook for 12 to 14 minutes.
- Serve with dipping sauce.