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DFW: Meat Pies

Mischif Nov 4, 2008 09:40 AM

Hello Gang,

My first time posting here, but I've lived in Dallas for around 15 years. Originally I'm from Shreveport, LA. What I miss most about home is Natchitoches Meat Pies.

Does anyone know where I could get something similar in the DFW Area so that I don't have to drive to Shreveport whenever I get the craving?



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  1. LewisvilleHounder RE: Mischif Nov 4, 2008 10:59 AM

    For some of us who are new to Natchitoches Meat Pies tell us what is in one and perhaps if we can't help you find one...we can help with the ingredients or a close substitute.

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      CocoaNut RE: Mischif Nov 4, 2008 11:04 AM

      They would be seasoned differently no doubt, but "empanadas" are South American meat pies - traditionally, they are not spicy hot. There is a bakery across Belt Line from Irving mall that's supposed to make some that are wonderful. I think the name is Argentina Bakery.

      But as to the "real deal", I've never seen them advertised in the metro area.

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        LewisvilleHounder RE: CocoaNut Nov 4, 2008 11:08 AM

        It looks like Lasyone's in Natchitoches is the purveyor of said meat pie


        From the looks of the ingredients they are very similar to the spicy beef ones at Argentina Bakery

        1. re: LewisvilleHounder
          Mischif RE: LewisvilleHounder Nov 4, 2008 01:54 PM

          Empenadas are very similar. As are Scottish "pasties" and several other things. Alton Brown even did an episode on Good Eats about them. It's basically pie dough around a flavored meat mixture and fried. Mmmmmm.

          I'll give the place in Irving a shot next time I'm out that way. Thanks!

      2. LSUTxTiger RE: Mischif Nov 4, 2008 04:20 PM


        I'm originally from Ruston, so I know all about those lovely meat pies. While I've yet to catch the regular sized pies, Super 1 in Forest Hill carries the mini version. Address is here:

        6750 Forest Hill Dr
        Forest Hill, TX 76140
        Phone: (817) 568-9620

        1. kingofkings RE: Mischif Nov 5, 2008 06:39 AM

          There is a food vendor in Canton, Texas the sells Natchitoches Meat Pies. He is located at the Old Mill Marketplace between pavilion 2 and 5, I believe. Good Stuff.

          I eat a couple every time I go. There is also a vendor there from Lafayette that has some of the best bodain.

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            kingofkings RE: kingofkings Nov 5, 2008 06:42 AM

            And I forgot one other thing. There is a little gas station/convenience store in Gunter, TX that has them as well. Gunter is about 18 miles north of Frisco on Preston Road, HWY 289.

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