Good-Neighbor Pork Pie

Brimful of budget meats and savory gravy, capped with golden pastry lid


  • Pastry for 2-Crust Pie
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 lb. ground lean pork
  • ½ lb. ground veal
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ c. finely chopped celery
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • tsp. pepper
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • ¾ c. boiling water
  • 3 tblsp. instant potato flakes


  • Chop bacon and cook over medium heat until almost crisp. Add meats, onion, garlic and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Drain off excess fat.
  • Add seasonings and bouillon cube dissolved in hot water. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle 1 tblsp. instant potato flakes over pastry-lined 9" pie pan. Stir remaining potato flakes into meat mixture. Pour into pie pan, mounding a little in center. Adjust top crust, cut vents and flute edges.
  • Bake in hot oven (425°F.) 25 to 30 minutes.