French Canadians rejoice. I’ve found a way to transform the Québécois staple comfort food into health food by adding/substituting some highly nutritious ingredients. Kale haters, you won’t even notice.
For the record, your Memere’s meat pie will alway be the best ever.
Superfood Meat Pie
2lbs ground pork*
1 bunch of kale (super food)
3 large sweet potatoes (super food)
2 cloves garlic (super food)
1 medium onion
1 tablespoon ground cloves* (or more if you’re a clove fan)
Sea salt & ground black pepper (to taste)
1 Ready-to-bake pie crust
Peel and boil sweet potatoes until soft. Mash to smooth consistency. Add butter or margarine if you like.
In a food processor, finely chop the kale, onion and garlic.
In a large sauce pan, begin cooking the ground pork.
Gradually add seasoning (clove, etc) and chopped kale mix.
Cook until pork is thoroughly cooked. Stir often to avoid clumping and ensure ingredients spread evenly.
Add mashed sweet potatoes. Stir to ensure they are spread evenly with the meat and kale mix.
In a pie pan, prepare your crust. Spoon in your meat/potato/veg filling. Apply top crust, pressing to join bottom crust around the edges, cutting off the excess.
Bake according to the directions on your rady-to-bake pie crust.
*substitutions: Some families use half ground pork, half ground beef. Use whatever you’d like. Some families use different spices. Try what you’d like.