Horsemeat and Sweet Potato Pie

Horsemeat and Sweet Potato Pie

Ground horse meat, mushrooms, and peas, covered with mashed sweet potatoes, and baked until golden.

Iron-rich and very lean, horse meat is also very tender. Its taste is similar to beef but a bit sweeter.

6 servings
Preparation 25 min
Cooking 30 min

340 calories per serving 


5 sweet potatoes, peeled then halved   900 g
1 1/2 onions, finely chopped   300 g
16 button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced   220 g
2 tbsp olive oil   30 mL
500 g ground horsemeat    
3/4 cup canned tomatoes (diced)   200 g
2 tbsp tomato paste   30 mL
15 drops Tabasco sauce   0.63 mL
1 cup chicken broth   250 mL
1 cup frozen peas   120 g
1 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2%   250 mL
2 tbsp butter, unsalted   28 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g


  1. Preheat the oven to 205°C/400°F.
  2. Prepare the vegetables: finely chop the onion; thinly slice the mushrooms; peel the potatoes, cut them in half then boil them 20-25 min until very tender. Drain them well and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the meat and sear it until it looses its red colour, about 4-5 min. It is important not to overcook, otherwise the meat becomes too dry.
  4. When the meat is golden-coloured, add the chopped onion then cook 2 min with stirring. Stir in the diced tomatoes, mushrooms, tomato paste, Tabasco sauce, and broth. Add the frozen peas and continue cooking until heated through, about 4-5 min. Add salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the contents to a baking dish.
  5. Pour the milk into a large microwave-safe bowl. Add the butter and microwave on medium-high a few minutes, uncovered, until very hot. Add the cooked potatoes and mash the mixture until it is creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place a spoonful of the potato mixture on top of the meat mixture, then gently spread it with a spoon to cover evenly.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven until the top is golden-brown, about 30 min. Serve.


The pie can be frozen right after having completed step 5. It can then be baked (taken directly from the freezer) for about 50 min at 205°C/400°F.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (400g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




12 g

18 %

Saturated 4.5 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

24 %


55 mg


250 mg

11 %


36 g

12 %


5 g

21 %


14 g


24 g

Vitamin A

240 %

Vitamin C

45 %


10 %


35 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 3 servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¾ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Good source of :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | High Fibre | High Iron | Bake | Canadian

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