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Deep Dish Meat Pie

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 lb. ground turkey
1 can cream of celery soup
2 tbsp. canola oil
1/2 medium onion diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed and diced
1 orange/red bell pepper
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup long grain rice
1 cup water
3 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. savoury
1 tsp. marjoram
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

* Mom's Pastry Recipe

Saute diced onion and garlic in canola oil until onion is translucent on medium low heat. Add ground beef and ground turkey and turn heat to medium. Brown until no pink is showing. Add spices and bell pepper and stir. Add cream of celery soup and 1 cup of water. Stir and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add peas and rice, stir and cover. Let mixture simmer for 30 minutes. Add flour to 3 tbsps. cold water, stir until well blended, then stir this paste into the meat mixture, simmer on medium low another 10 minutes.

Prepare pastry, line deep dish pie plate (mine is 2 inches deep, you could use a lasagna dish too) and bake bottom of shell for 15 minutes at 425 F or until just turning golden brown. Pour filling into pie shell and cover with remaining pasty. Sprinkle top of pie shell with cornmeal and pepper. Bake at 375 F for 25 minutes.

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