Hamburger Pie

The heat wave has officially hit here in our neck of the woods and it is ghastly!  This past week my husband and daughter requested a few of their favorite meals and most all of them required baking in the hot oven. What’s a momma to do?  Why, make dinner in the morning before it gets too hot!  I thought I’d share Friday’s feast with you all, “Hamburger Pie.”  It’s been a family favorite for years now.  You can tweak it to your liking, too. 

Hamburger Pie

Ingredients

2 deep dish pie shells, baked to package directions

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

1 medium onion, diced

8 oz. tomato sauce

2 cans green beans, drained (this last time I made this, I used one jar of green beans my aunt canned. It was the equivalent of two cans from the grocery store.)

1/2 cup of fresh mushrooms, sliced (optional)  The hubby and daughter despise them, so I omit them. Sigh…

1 1/2 teaspoon Cumin

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese of your choice (I use extra sharp cheddar)

Directions

After preparing pie crusts, preheat oven to 350°.  Season ground beef with salt and pepper and brown the beef with onions. Drain off any fat. 

  

Add green beans and tomato sauce to beef. Add cumin and then divide mixture between both pie shells.  

   
   

Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Add shredded cheese and return to oven for about 5-10, or until cheese is completely melted.  

  
Since this makes two pies, and there are only three of us, I placed the second pie in a large freezer bag, date it and put in my freezer for a future meal. I do not add cheese to the second one until I’m ready to bake it. 

  

Bon appétit!

JoAnn

1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 

There’s a Mystery Unfolding 

My husband’s cousin, DJ Miller is at again!  This time, she’s writing a mystery called, The Mystery of Seagrass Island. DJ has been posting chapters on her blog as she completes them. These may or may not be the final product, but what a reader’s adventure to be on!  I love anticipating the next move of the characters, wondering “who did it?” as I read the latest entry.  Won’t you follow along with me and find out more about The Mystery of Seagrass Islandhttp://djmillerbooks.com/

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Blessings to you all!

JoAnn

Matthew 5:16 King James Version (KJV)

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.