Monday Meat Pie


Pie crust for 2 pies
1 lb. Ground beef
2 Tbl.* Shortening
3 Tbl. Instant minced onion
1 1/2 cup Tomato juice
1 lb. can Mixed vegetables, drained (this is quickest)
2 cup Frozen mixed vegetables, cooked and drained (this is best)
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
3 drops Hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup Flour
1/2 cup Catsup

Brown ground beef, shortening and onion in skillet; drain well.  Stir in 1 cup of the tomato juice, mixed vegetables, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Blend 1/2 cup tomato juice, flour and catsup.  Add to meat, mixture, stirring constantly, until thick. 

Place in a 9-inch round pastry lined pan.  Roll out remaining dough (if not using ready-made pie crust).  Place top crust over filling.  Cut slits for escape of steam.  Fold edge under bottom crust, pressing to seal.  Flute edge.

Bake at 400? for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.

Yield: 6 servings

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