With cold weather just ahead, this sponsored post for Collective Bias® features a delicious comfort food recipe for Hearty Meat Pies!
The official first day of Winter is December 21. I think someone forgot to tell Old Man Winter that because it’s downright cold here in upstate New York. I’ve seen a few snow flurries, and the wind is the kind that cuts right through however many layers of clothes I have on. So my solution to this problem? Light a fire and make hearty, comfort food for dinner! These Hearty Meat Pies are one of my favorite comfort food dishes…they’re simple, delicious, and quite filling. The pies are essentially ground beef and potatoes, but I like using Ore Ida’s Potatoes O’Brien in this recipe to provide an easy boost of flavor. (Potatoes O’Brien are similar to diced hash browns, but with additional chunks of onions and peppers.) All together, you’ve got potatoes, ground beef, onions, and peppers…pretty much the perfect equation for a delicious meal on a cold winter night!
Here’s a little secret I discovered not too long ago: always keep a bag of hash browns in the freezer. It doesn’t matter whether you go with cubed or shredded (or Potatoes O’Brien like in this recipe). Hash browns are an easy addition to a variety of different foods. Casseroles with hash browns on top are one option for a quick dinner. Similarly, try adding a cup or two of hash browns to your favorite soup or stew. I was out running errands at Walmart the other day and grabbed a bag of Ore Ida Potatoes O’Brien. Next thing I knew, I was eating these delicious Hearty Meat Pies for dinner that night. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create quick and delicious winter meals!