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French Canadian Meat Pie- Vadnais Edition!

Ingredients:

  • small package of 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 small, yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 package of frozen green beans, microwaved
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 2 pie crusts (or 1 package of store-bought variety)
  • EVOO
  • 1 egg, beaten and set aside
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder & other seasonings, according to your taste

Directions:

  • Set stovetop to medium heat and, in a medium-large saucepan, pour in a little EVOO and toss in the onions. 
  • Put pie crust on the counter to bring to room temperature. *If it is store-bought, you can leave it in the package on the counter.
  • After 3-5 minutes, add the ground beef to the pan and stir occasionally until meat is completely cooked.
  • Turn on the oven to 420 degrees.
  • Transfer the ground beef into a colander to strain the excess fat. Pour ground beef back into the pan.
  • Add in the green beans, seasonings and tomato soup. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Remove pie crust from the packages. Carefully unroll the first pie crust and place in the bottom of a clear, glass pie dish.
  • Transfer the meat mixture from the saucepan into the pie baking dish.
  • Unroll the other pie crust and place over the top of the meat mixture, taking care to seal the edges. With a fork, prick the pie crust to create ventilation.
  • Using the same fork (or a poultry brush), brush the top of the pie crust with the egg.
  • Place the pie (uncovered) into the oven on the lowest rack, and bake for 25 minutes.

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