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When Housewife Jenn and I were younger, our grandparents had food booths at several different fairs and festivals. We worked with them to earn money during the summers and had lots of fun doing it!
One of the festivals we did was called the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City, Oregon. Our booth made Swedish meatballs but one of my personal favorites from “Scandi Fest” as we liked to call it was Lovin Oven’s Swedish Meat Pies. When I moved away from Oregon I was incredibly sad that I was only in Oregon during Scandi Fest once every three or four years. That is just WAY too long to go without a Swedish Meat Pie. So you can imagine my surprise when I found a copy cat recipe based on the Lovin Oven recipe! These were a HUGE hit with my family! C was yelling at Josh, “Dad! It’s a HAMBURGER chicken pot pie!” I was laughing pretty hard. 🙂 If you are a lover of the Scandi Fest Swedish Meat Pie, this recipe is not exact, but it is definitely delicious and will definitely tie you over until you can get the original.
Swedish Meat Pie
Adapted from All Recipes
1 1/2 lb ground beef
3 red potatoes, shredded
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Brown ground beef with red potatoes and onions. Add all herbs and spices and cook until ground beef is done. Transfer to a medium size bowl and mix in cheese, one cup at a time until well combined. Set aside to cool.
The All Recipes recipe has a great recipe for a sour cream pie crust. I was a bit short on time so I used some premade pie crusts I had on hand. Feel free to use either or your own great pie crust recipe. I used 3 pie crusts, cut in half to make 6 meat pies.
Evenly scoop the meat filling on to one half of your cut pie crust. Fold the other side over and seal the two edges with a fork. Bake at 400°F for 22-24 minutes until the pie crust is golden brown. Let cool a few minutes, serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!
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So yummy….I remember working at the booth with you guys. So many good memories. Thanks for sharing…I’m going to find a way to make these with gluten free ingredients. =)