Coming from French Canadian ancestry, I ate a lot of these as a kid. Now I make them regularly.
These are regional to french-canadians, I grew up on these for every christmas we had to have these. There are tons of different recipes-here is mine.
Pie crusts for two pies-one to eat and one to freeze
5-6 Russet potatoes-cooked and mashed-plain
2 lbs ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 large onion diced
1 teaspoon beef granules
1 tablespn Poultry seasoning
1 tspn ground cloves
1 tablespn butter
S & P
Pre heat oven to 375
Prepare and line the pie crusts on two pie plates
In large fry pan melt butter and add onion to cook until translucent. Add ground pork first and cook a couple of minutes then add hamburg and cook until meat is no longer pink. If there is a lot of fat drain some out but leave a little for flavor. Add beef granules and stir. Add some of the mashed potatoes, just enough to bind the meat together, you might not use all of it. Then ground cloves, S & P , then poultry seasoning. This is to taste and you have to have enough to taste it in the pie-this seasoning is the secret. You might have to add extra.
Once you have it to where you like it - fill the pies and top with crust. Make slits for cooking and brush with a little milk to help crusts brown.
Bake for 1 hour until crust is nice and brown. Cut and serve while hot. Our favorite topping is ketchup!
Voila! There you have it. I usually make the crust from scratch, but I know, in this busy life of ours, the refrigerated crusts work just fine.