Thursday, February 26, 2015

Healthier French Meat Pie

I've been searching for new meals and making them a little healthier. An original recipe for a meat pie calls for ground beef, pork sausage, and potatoes. I wanted to try it with a few changes for my family. We actually fell in love with this!

Instead of ground beef, I used one pound of deer burger, a half pound of deer sausage and a half pound of pork sausage. You could easily use ground chicken or turkey instead.

Healthier French Meat Pie

1 pound of ground venison, turkey or chicken. 
1/2 pound of venison sausage (or you can use pork sausage)
1/2 pound of pork sausage 
1 large onion, diced
1 small can of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sage
1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
1 large egg, beaten
2 pie crusts

Preheat over to 400 degrees. Cook the meat and onion over medium heat until no longer pink, drain, add one can of tomato paste and water. Add salt and sage. Simmer on low for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Add breadcrumbs and egg to mixture. Roll out pastry and line a 9 inch pie plate with one crust. Fill with meat mixture and top with the remaining pie crust. Cut slits in top. Cover edges with foil and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Remove foil, reduce heat to 375 degrees, and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

It was so delicious! I brought some to work with me and everyone who tried it enjoyed it. I would serve this with a side of steamed veggies and it is a great meal on a chilly night. 

Regular French Meat Pie can have between 700 and 1550 calories per serving, depending on what's in them. This version is a little better for you! 

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 486
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25 g38 %
Saturated Fat 9 g46 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 101 mg34 %
Sodium 779 mg32 %
Potassium 430 mg12 %
Total Carbohydrate 32 g11 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g2 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 31 g62 %
Vitamin A6 %
Vitamin C5 %
Calcium3 %
Iron18 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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