*This post is sponsored by my friends at Johnsonville Sausage. True Tongsmen know Johnsonville makes the sausages everyone loves.
Louisiana Meat Pies
Meat pies are a tradition in Louisiana and are an amazing food for the tailgate, or just to enjoy. The sultry cajun flavors really keep you waiting for the next bite. I used my Easy Cajun Seasoning for the recipe, but you can definitely just use your favorite Cajun seasoning if you like. Incorporate my Crawfish Dipping Sauce for an amazing flavor combo that is sure to win over fans of any team.
Louisiana is known for a lot of great food, and meat pies are there standing proudly with the jambalaya and gumbo. Very similar to an empanada, in this recipe, I take the easy prep route and used pre-made pie dough. You can easily make these ahead of time for meal prep or to take to a tailgate! These would just be awesome at a tailgate, especially with my Creamy Crawfish Dip.
No Stress Recipe
When you want something flavorful but low stress, reach for Johnsonville Sausage. It’s always so good, no matter what type you get. For this recipe, I used Johnsonville fresh mild Italian sausage. It’s delicious by itself, but I added a few things to bring a bit of creole goodness to the party. The prep phase is simple. Brown the sausage and cook with the other ingredients first, then set aside. Using a bowl with around a 5-6″ diameter, use it to trace circles in the pie dough. After you’ve cut what you can, you can re-roll the dough and cut some more. After you cool the meat, just add a couple of tablespoons of filling and some cheese, then fold and crimp the edges. Prep these ahead and refrigerate, or even freeze them for meals later!
Cooking the Louisiana Meat Pies
These would be delicious baked in an oven or pan-fried, I really love to cook them on a grill. I run my smoker temp up to around 350, with just a hint of apple or pecan wood to bring some extra flavor. Make sure to set the grill up to run indirect, and put them away from the flames. From the refrigerator, they’ll take around 30-40 minutes to cook, or until they are toasty brown and the filling is hot. Sooo good.
As always, y’all get out there and grill!Print