November is here and it’s time to start fixing some delicious Meat Potato Pie for dinner. It’s also time to post our Secret Recipe Club’s assignment for the month of November and mines from Tara’s Multicultural Table. Tara loves to use fresh ingredients in most of her recipes and I can sure see why. I must have had to wipe my keyboard off at least 3 times while trying to find a recipe I wanted to make. I finally was fixated on her Mubattan Kusha from Lybia, which I call – Meat Potato Pie! It’s seriously delicious.
Tara is a stay at home mom who lives in Northern Virginia and loves to cook for her husband and two beautiful children. She is always making something from around the world and putting it on her dinner table. She has been lucky enough to be able to travel to different parts of the world and taste the cuisine that she is now making and putting on her blog. I was so impressed by her different recipes and really wanted to make them all, but since I couldn’t I picked one and salivating over the others, and bookmarked them for another day. Make sure to visit her recipe index page and pick out your favorite to make.
I had to change up some of the ingredients for my Meat Potato Pie to fit in with what I had here and could find at our local little Mom and Pop grocery store we have here in Bethel, Maine. It’s not always easy to find certain things unless you want to drive 30 to 50 miles from home, so I worked with what I had on hand for this appetizing Meat Potato Pie.
Meat Potato Pie is a warm you heart, soul and belly kind of meal. Get your family involved and let them help you layer on the potatoes and keep them working and loving spending time in the kitchen making memories.
- 2 Tbsp. – Butter
- 1 lb – Ground Bison* – or burger meat of your choice
- ½ lb – Sausage – I used Jimmy Deans Original
- 1 cup – Hot Water
- 1 large – Red Onion* – diced
- ¼ cup – Green Bell Pepper* – diced
- 2 tsp – Sea Salt
- 1 tsp – Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tsp – Ground Cinnamon
- ½ tsp – Fresh Ginger – I used the tube you can get at your local grocery
- 1 ½ cups – Fresh Parsley – diced*
- 1 can – Diced Tomatoes – drained
- ¼ cup – Parmesan Cheese – fresh grated
- 5 medium – Potatoes – peeled and sliced thin. I was lucky to get some from our local farm*
- 2 Tbsp.+ - Coconut Oil
- Sprinkle of Salt and Pepper on Potatoes
- 3 – Eggs
- 2 Tbsp. – Gluten-Free Flour
- 2 Tbsp. – Fresh Parsley – diced
- 1 Tbsp. – Dill – I used the dill in the tubes you get from your local grocery
- Pinch of Salt and Pepper
- 1 cup – Gluten-Free Breads Crumbs – for topping
- In large skillet – add butter, bison, sausage and cook until slightly brown. Add hot water, ½ the diced onion, salt, crushed red peppers, and ginger and cook for 30 minutes on med/low. Reduce to simmer and add remaining onion, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and parsley. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. While meat mixture’s cooking start your potato slices. When meat layer is done set aside until needed.
- Heat skillet with coconut oil and lay potato slices in a single layer and brown on each side. Takes about 3 minutes on each side. Lay cooked slice on paper towel to absorb any extra grease and set aside until needed.
- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Layer bottom of iron skillet or a large baking dish with a layer of cooked potatoes. Make sure you overlap the potatoes because you want them to act as a crust for your meat potato pie (I did a double layer of potatoes on the bottom of the skillet). Then layer your meat mixture on top, making sure to spread it out evenly. Next, layer on your final potato layer and sprinkle with the cup of bread crumbs!
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until it’s nice and golden brown. Slice and serve.
*All ingredients came from our local farmers in the area. I always try to support our local growers whenever possible. I had left overs because I used an iron skillet instead of a long baking pan, so I made two skillets full. Which is great, you’ll have another meal for through the week.
This delectable Meat Potato Pie will warm up the soul on a cold fall or winter’s day. This delicious dish is comfort food at its best. Warm up the heart, soul and belly for your family tonight. I hope you enjoyed searching around Tara’s blog as much as I have. Enjoy!
From my kitchen to yours,
Want another SRC recipe that I made? Try my Schezwan Fried Cauliflower Rice!
Do you have a version of Meat Potato Pie that you would like to share?