sketch of Bob above the Jo's Pork Pie recipe.

This recipe wasn't printed on the front page of a Menu Minder...but it should have. I've posted it on recipes #1 out of respect and honor to the chef who prepared it for me (my Mom!). This was one of my "most favorite" meals as a boy. When my Mom made this I was NEVER late to the dinner table. And it's just leftovers! Mom, you're still the greatest cook I know.

(a recipe from M. Jo Tucker)

3 c. cubed leftover pork
3 c. sliced carrots, cooked
3 T. fat
1/4 c. chopped, peeled onion
3 T. flour
1 1/2 c. well seasoned chicken broth or chicken bouillon
1/2 t. Kitchen Bouquet
1/4 t. ginger
1/8 t. dry mustard
1 t. salt
1 c. chopped green peppers
1 recipe pie crust with 1/16 t. thyme in crust

Cook carrots until barely tender. Fry onion in fat 1 minute. Stir in flour. Add broth, stirring frequently until broth thickens. Add spices. Combine sauce, pork, carrots and green peppers. Pour into greased shallow baking dish. Mix thyme with pastry and roll out. Place over casserole and vent. Bake the pork pie at 350° for 25 minutes or til the pastry is golden brown. (biscuit dough can be used instead of pastry).

Jo's Pork Pie recipe is published in our December, 1986 Menu Minder.