Stir in ground beef or pork, cubed potatoes, water and half and half cream or milk;. Make mashed potatoes: In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and add a generous pinch of salt. Add in spices; cook stirring for about 5-6 minutes, then allow the mixture to cool. Bring to a boil and cook until totally soft, 16 to 18 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°. I used Panorama 93/7 lean ground beef because it cooks up quick and adds incredible flavor to a trinity of traditional South Louisiana veggies without weighing them down by … Fit bottom pie pastry into each 9-inch deep-dish pie plates. cook while stirring until liquid has completely evaporated. Divide the beef misture between each pie plate. The star of any meat pie recipe is obviously the meat, and we’re making this Cajun classic recipe with ground beef, as per tradition.