Flavored Ground Meat for Meatloaf, Meatballs, Hamburger Steak, Hamburger Patties, Lasagna or Rice Dressing
PREP TIME: 30 Minutes
SERVES: 40 Individual Portions


This Creole settlement of Natchitoches is famous worldwide for its meat pies. Slow braised meat, flavored with vegetables and herbs, made into a loaf or pie is traditional in many cultures. However, in this old Louisiana settlement it is more than a tradition - it is a way of life.


  • 6 pounds ground chuck
  • 4 pounds lean ground pork
  • 3 cups finely diced onions
  • 2 cups finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced garlic
  • 1 cup finely sliced green onions
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt and cracked pepper to taste
  • Louisiana Gold Pepper Sauce to taste

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chuck, pork, onions, celery, garlic, green onions and parsley. Using your hands, mix the ingredients thoroughly until all seasonings are well blended. Add eggs, whipping cream, salt, pepper and Louisiana Gold. Continue to blend until the liquids are well incorporated. Divide mixture into desired portions for later use. Freeze up to three months. To defrost, place in refrigerator overnight.

NOTE: This is a base meat for meatloaf, meatballs, hamburger steak, hamburger patties, lasagna or rice dressing.

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