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                           Natchitoches Meat Pies
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Mexican
                 Main dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Filling:
    1 1/2  Pounds        Ground beef
    1 1/2  Pounds        Ground pork
    1      Cup           Green onions -- chopped
    1      Tablespoon    Salt
    1      Teaspoon      Coarse ground black pepper
    1      Teaspoon      Coarse ground red pepper
      1/2  Teaspoon      Cayenne pepper
      1/3  Cup           All-purpose flour
                         Crust:
    2      Cups          Self-rising flour
      1/2  cup           Crisco -- not
    1                    Egg -- beaten
      3/4  Cup           Milk
 
     Combine beef, pork, onions and seasonings in a large Dutch oven. Cook 
 over medium heat, stirring until the meat loses its color. Do not over 
 cook the meat.    Sift the flour over meat mixture, stirring often, until 
 well combined with the meat. Remove from heat and cool to room 
 temperature. Place meat in a large colander to drain off excess grease.   
 Sift flour and cut shortening into flour.  Add beaten egg and milk. Form 
 dough into a ball.  Roll about half the dough at a time on a lightly 
 floured board or pastry cloth. Cut dough into a 5 to 5-1/2 inch circle.    
  To assemble, place a heaping tablespoon of filling on one side of the 
 pastry round. Dampen edge of pie containing meat with fingertips, fold top 
 over meat and crimp with fork dipped in water. Prick twice on top with 
 fork. Fry in deep fat fryer at 350 degrees until golden brown. Notes: Pies 
 freeze well in plastic sandwich wrap. To fry frozen pies, do not thaw 
 before frying.
  
 
 
 
 
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