Friday, January 22, 2010

Quick Cheeseburger Pie

Here in Nebraska, we have not seen the sun in like a month. Between snowstorms, fog, and freezing rain, this winter has been harsh. We found this recipe on on one of those dreary nights when we were hungry for something different. It turned out so well, that I think it will be made all year round from now on!

As its name eludes, it is very quick and easy to make. It is even quicker and easier when you use a frozen pie crust instead of making your own like the recipe calls for. It tastes great as is, but I envision that this recipe is another one where you can put your own touch on it by substituting in some of your favorite fillings and flavors. So, if you live in an area like Nebraska and are looking for a tasty recipe to warm you up tonight, try this new take on a quick and easy pie!

(Printable Recipe)

Quick Cheeseburger Pie
Adapted from:
1 frozen pie crust
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup dill pickle juice
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
2 cups shredded swiss cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

To make filling, crumble ground beef into a large skillet and saute over medium hear for 1 minute. Add onion and garlic. Continue to saute until onion is browned, about 10 minutes. Drain grease from mixture.

Sprinkle beef mixture with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup flour. Stir in pickle liquid, milk, pickles, and 1 cup shredded cheese. Spoon mixture into pastry shell.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle top with remaining 1 cup cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes, until pastry is golden brown and cheese is bubbly.

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