Monday, October 8, 2018

Southern Natchitoches Cajun Casserole

If you have ever been to Natchitoches, Louisiana or heard of it you know that they are famous for their delicious meat pies. Every year the community has a festival that surrounds their little meat pie that originated when the French settled in their area in 1714. The filling that goes into these little pies is simply delicious and our family loves the Natchitoches Meat Pies. We recently had a family gathering and some of the folks wanted the pies and I just did not have time to make that many little pies, so I developed the Natchitoches Cajun Casserole, everyone loved the casserole and it is sure easier and quicker to make than all those little pies. In addition I found that it freezes really well and can be made up ahead of time, lots of great recipe features!

Southern Natchitoches Cajun Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage




We Start The Recipe With This Wonderful Filling

Southern Natchitoches Cajun Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add Some Seasons and Other Ingredients

Southern Natchitoches Cajun Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Casserole Has Wonderful Flavor!

Southern Natchitoches Cajun Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1 pound ground chuck
1 pound breakfast sausage
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped thin
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon Creole Seasoning (Tony Chachere's)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup beef broth
3/4 cup whipping or heavy cream
2 cups cooked rice
Directions
In a large heavy skillet, cook the ground chuck and sausage until it is no longer pink.
Add the chopped, red and green pepper,celery, onion and garlic.
Cook these additions until the onions are clear and the peppers are tender.
Stir in the chili powder, salt, pepper, and Creole Seasoning (Tony Chachere's), cook until this is mixed well.
Slowly add the flour in with  the beef broth and then the whipping cream, whip until smooth, then add to the meat mixture.
Stir in the 2 cups of cooked rice.
Cook the mixture until it is thick.
Pour the mixture into a 9X13 baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes..
Garnish with parsley and fresh green onions with a dollop of sour cream and a dash of hot sauce.

Baked and Ready To Serve

Southern Natchitoches Cajun Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Let's Enjoy This Casserole

Southern Natchitoches Cajun Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Is A Great Blend of Flavor

Southern Natchitoches Cajun Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Sure glad you could stop by today and enjoy this awesome casserole with us. We love to share our table with friends and family and always look forward to your visits. Have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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5 comments:

  1. Wow! Does this ever look good. One question, in the ingredients listed the amount of chili powder is not clear. Is it 1/2 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon chili powder. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Claudine,
      it is 1 teaspoon of chili powder, I will correct that and thanks so much for asking. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy the recipe!
      Miz Helen

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  2. Sounds really hearty and delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - hope your bring more recipes next week!

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  3. Oh how I love those meat pies, but I am really loving this recipe for meat pie casserole! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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