Frech Meat Pie (Great-Great Grandma's Recipe)

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My great-great grandparents were French Canadian. When a fire destroyed their home, they packed up the few possessions that could not burn (her metal measuring cups and a few pots and pans) and their two small boys and headed to the US to find work.

I still have her measuring cups, and thankfully, her recipes which were safely stored in her memory. This is one that has been handed down ever since and that I will be teaching my 20 y/o daughter very soon. Enjoy!


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15 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground pork
  • 2 large
    potatoes, boiled and mashed (no butter or milk added)
  • 1 large
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
    pie crust for a 2 crust pie, homemade or prepared. i really like betty crocker pie crust mix, found in the baking isle (boxed mix).

How to Make Frech Meat Pie (Great-Great Grandma's Recipe)


  1. Place ground pork, onions, garlic and water in large pan and simmer on medium low until all water boils away (about 1 1/2 hours) stirring occasionally. Do not allow to brown at the end.
  2. While meat is cooking, peel and boil potatoes as you would for mashed potatoes. Do not add butter or milk. Can use left over mashed potatoes, if you have them, but there will be enough fat from the pork. Mash thoroughly with a fork.
  3. When potatoes and meat are done, combine and add spices. Taste and add more depending on your family's taste. We usually heap the above measurements, but use your own discretion.
  4. Place bottom pie crust in pan. Add filling and top with top crust. Cut a few small slits for steam to escape. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Tent loosely at the end if browning too quickly. Serve with a tossed salad and "Fifth Generation Salad Dressing", posted below.

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About Frech Meat Pie (Great-Great Grandma's Recipe)

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Canadian

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