A few summers ago when driving from Texas to Virginia on vacation, we decided to take the road less traveled and take a slightly more meandering route to visit some places to have some experiences we might have missed staying on the highway.
We decided to stop in Natchitoches, Louisiana. We knew it was the oldest town in Louisiana. We knew it was the bed and breakfast capital of the state. I knew that the movie “Steel Magnolias” was filmed there. What we did NOT know was anything about the meat pies.
Original Natchitoches Meat Pies came into existence about 30 years ago as a hand-held treasure in a flaky crust. Most closely resembling an empanada, the meat pie originally contained ground beef or pork filling.
They are heavenly.
Brookshire’s carries these meat pies in the frozen foods section, so you can have a taste of Louisiana at your fingertips.
The original Natchitoches Meat Pie Company has expanded, creating new flavors to tempt the taste buds of loyal – and new – customers. Along with Original, Spicy and New Orleans Style, there are now the Crawfish Pie, described as “etoufee in a pie crust” and the Shrimp Pie. There are also breakfast varieties including Chorizo with Egg & Jalapenos, and Sausage, Egg & Cheese.
You can cook them up individually or make a box at a time! They are also sold in meal or appetizer sizes, which would come in handy for holiday parties!