We mostly associate autumn with pumpkin, pecan, and apple pies, but savory pie lovers know that meat pies make for a delicious and warming meal as the weather cools down. Any type of pie is time-consuming to make from scratch, which is why Aldi shoppers are thrilled with the grocery store's new delicious and affordable frozen offering.
Aldi is now selling Natchitoches-style meat pies, and shoppers on Reddit are highly recommending the new product, with one user writing, "These Louisiana meat pies are amazing!". The pies are indeed inspired by Louisiana's famous meat pies that originated in the small town of Natchitoches, also the Aldi product's namesake.
Similar to an empanada, Natchitoches meat pies are made with simple yet filling ingredients like beef, pork, onion, and bell pepper, and its pastry casing can either be baked or fried. Aldi actually partnered with the official Natchitoches Meat Pie Company to sell pies that are true to the dish's traditional history and flavors.