These zesty meat pies have the flavor of Louisiana, but they are so easy to make. Using pre-made pie dough, you can prep a batch in literally just a few minutes. Grill them to doneness for an amazing flavor. Perfect for meal prep or taking to the tailgate!
3 refrigerated premade pie shell rolls
2 TBS Cajun seasoning (see my recipe or use your favorite)
1 lb Johnsonville Sweet Italian ground sausage
½ TBS canola oil
½ cup diced onions
½ cup diced celery
½ cup diced bell pepper
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
2 TBS bread crumbs
¾ cup cheddar cheese, divided
1 egg, whisked
Cut out 5 to 6 inch rounds from the pie dough. Leftover dough can be rerolled, then cut out again. From 3 pie shells, you can get around 12 rounds. Set in refrigerator until ready to use.
In a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, onions, celery, and bell peppers and cook until softened. Add Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage and cook until browned. Add Worcestershire sauce and cook for 2 minutes, then add bread crumbs, remove from heat, and stir to incorporate bread crumbs. Allow cooling for 10-15 minutes. Place about 2 TBS of sausage filling in the center of each round, with about 2 TBS of cheddar in each as well. Fold over round and crimp edges with either a fork or do a quick fold with your hands. Lay completed pies on a sheet pan. Prepare grill to run on indirect heat at around 350 degrees, preferably with a pizza stone. Brush each with whisked egg, then place on the grill. If cooking immediately, cook for 25-30 minutes or until pies are browned. From refrigerated, add 10-15 minutes. Remove from grill, allow to cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes