Meat pie

Ingredients: (8 servings)

6 slices bacon, cut up

pound lean ground beef

1 pound ground pork

cup chopped onion

cup chopped celery

1 clove garlic, minced

2 teaspoon ground-rubbed sage

teaspoon salt

teaspoon pepper

1 cups water

2 tablespoons cornstarch

pastry for double crust pie

Preparation:

In a Dutch oven , brown the bacon pieces. Remove bacon from oven and then brown the ground pork and ground beef. Drain off fat. Return bacon pieces to the meat mixture. Stir in celery, onion, garlic, sage, salt, and pepper. Stir in 1 cup of the water; bring meat-vegetable mixture to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer (covered) for 10-15 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring frequently. Combine cornstarch and the remaining cup water. Add to hot meat-vegetable mixture, cooking and stirring until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove pan from heat; cool slightly. Fill pastry shell with meat-vegetable mixture. Cut slits in top pastry and carefully place on top. Seal and flute pastry edges. Bake meat pie in a 400 degree F oven about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.