Meat Pot Pie

0 comments Posted on January 16, 2017

MTL-MarshaHublerby Marsha Hubler

As the author of the Amish/Mennonite series The Loves of Snyder County, I’m acquainted with the lifestyles of the Plain Folk in central Pennsylvania. I have several friends who are Mennonites, some who claim to be “Mid-Atlantic” and others who say they are “Anabaptists.” These gals are what we English call progressive or modern Mennonites. They drive cars (all dark colors—mostly black) not buggies, they have electricity, and most have cell phones. All have similar lifestyles and orders of worship. Their clothing is traditional with the “kapp” on the women’s hair in buns and caped dresses, either plain drab colors or pastels including flowered prints. But one fact is certain: all Amish/Mennonites are known for their delicious recipes, homemade pot pie being one of the most popular:

HorseToLoveMeat Pot Pie


4 cup water (for broth)
1 lb. beef, chicken, or pork
1½ cup flour
1 egg
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup onion
Dash of pepper
¼ cup water (for noodle mix)
3 medium potatoes


In a large pot, boil meat until tender; remove from broth; cut meat into small cubes; set aside.

Prepare pot pie noodles:

Add one egg to 1½ cup flour and ½ tsp. salt; mix with spoon. Add ¼ cup water; mix by hand; form dough into ball. Roll out dough ¼ inch thick with rolling pin, let dough dry for an hour. Slice rolled-out dough into one-inch squares.

Peel and cube 3 raw potatoes. Add dough squares to boiling broth with potatoes; stir while slowly adding noodles. Simmer 30 minutes; add meat into broth and noodles; simmer 15 more minutes. Stir frequently to prevent noodles from sticking together.

Serve hot and enjoy.

Marsha Hubler, author of the bestselling Keystone Stables Series, has a master’s degree in education and has 18 books and dozens of articles/short stories in print. She lives in central PA. The director of the Montrose Christian Writers Conference and a frequent speaker, she loves to help beginning writers. Visit Marsha at the following sites:


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