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Cheeseburger Pie

Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 cups firmly packed frozen country style hash browns, thawed
  • 1 (8-ounce) package pasteurized process cheese spread, cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 30 seasoned shredded potatoes
  • Sliced plum tomatoes

How to Make It

  1. Sauté first 3 ingredients, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Remove mixture from skillet, and drain. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels.

  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat; press hash browns into bottom of skillet and evenly up sides with back of a spoon. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and spoon beef mixture and cheese spread over hash browns. Stir together milk, eggs, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; pour over cheese spread. Arrange seasoned shredded potatoes around edge of skillet, pressing into meat mixture.

  3. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve with plum tomato slices.

Cooking School Cookbook, Spring 1998