North African Sweet Potato Meat Pie

Egyptian Food and Recipes




1 lb lean ground beef

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon cayenne

1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided

2 (16.00 ounces) cans sweet potatoes, drained well

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup milk (not skim)

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon butter, softened

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon finely minced fresh onion

1 dash Tabasco sauce, to taste




1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a bowl, stir together the ground beef, breadcrumbs, allspice, nutmeg, pepper, cayenne, and 1 tsp of salt.

3. Press mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate up to the rim; refrigerate for about 15 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, in another large bowl mash together the sweet potatoes and remaining ingredients and the remaining 1/2 tsp salt with a potato masher until mixture is smooth.

5. Spoon the sweet potato mixture into the uncooked meat shell.

6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

7. Makes 4 to 6 servings (depending on how hungry you are!).


Last Updated: June 7th, 2011