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The Mince Meat Pie Plate or Inside Out Shepard's Pie Recipe

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Edward Hettman
Added: Wednesday, January 3, 2007


Jar of Mince meat pie filling
a good flaky pie crust recipe
one daughter with extra pie crust doe and heart shaped cookie
potatoes, 5 lbs
butter, 1/2 pound
milk, as desired
ground beef
ham gravy (ummmmm)
can of beef broth
pepper to taste
salt to taste
ground coriander (opt)
flour and cold water

Have a ham some day and save as much of the drippings as
possible and put in a covered container in the fridge.

mix a tbsp or two of all purpose flour, unbleached (think of the
environment and your health, will ya!) with a 1/2 C. COLD
water and mix with a fork or mini wisk.

Take out the ham drippings and peel off the white layer (fat) but
put back or leave some of it if your diet, religion or conscience
lets you

Put fat reduced/eliminated drippings in a pan on a burner turned
to HI (forget the manufactures recommendations and get the job
done! ignore semi-Hi or whatever...) When it starts to bubble,
give the flour/water solution a quick whisk and start slowly
whisking the cold water/flour mixture into the drippings until
thickened. If you are inclined to do so, salt and/or pepper and/
or spice (ground coriander was what we used last here) to
taste. mmmm-mm! Heat some more. If too thick open that can
of beef broth (not chicken or vegy broth) and add a little to
gravy to thin it a bit then put in a fancy bowl or
left over Boston Market corn container (no lid needed here)
and set aside.

Heat the oven to whatever the Mince Meat Jar says. Make
sure your oven works, mine doesn't always work right.

Make pie crust doe (2 batches is a safe amount). Roll out half
and place on bottom of pie plate, drop mince meat on top, roll
out other half, place on top. Bring in daughter with heart
shaped cookie cutter. Have her cut out hearts from left over
crust and place on top of pie. Mix yolk and 1 or 2 tbsp of water
and brush over entire (visible) pie crust. Put in oven for as
long as the mince meat jar says. Yum!

Don't peal but wash then boil all five lbs of taters until you think
they're soft enough. Drain and mash with softened butter
sticks and milk plus some salt and pepper. Yea!

Take the ground beef and crumble into the pot you fixed the
gravy in and haven't cleaned yet. Cook until not pink. Add
some chili powder or something if you want. Mmmm-UM!

When the pie is finally finished and cooled a bit, cut a slice and
put it on plate then heap on some mashed taterums and some
of the fried up ground beeferums and each time you take a bit
of pie put some taters and beef on the fork and you have a sort
of Mince Meat and Shepard's Pie hybrid! Very delicious and


Have daughter clean up, of course.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
depends on how much you eat at one sitting, I guess.
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
a while longer than your hunger can stand.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Read fast, this is a rather funny recipe.




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