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Jack-O'-Lantern Cheeseburger Pie

Southern Living OCTOBER 2000

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 large egg
  • Red and yellow liquid food coloring

Preparation

Cook first 5 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Stir in ketchup and Worcestershire sauce; cool.

Unfold 1 piecrust, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spread mustard evenly over crust. Stir together meat mixture and 2 cups cheese; spoon onto center of crust, leaving a 2-inch border.

Unfold remaining piecrust, and cut out a jack-o'-lantern face, reserving pastry cutouts to use as a stem. Place crust over meat mixture; crimp edges of crust, and fold under. Place stem on top of jack-o'-lantern face.

Whisk together 2 tablespoons water, egg, and 1 drop each of red and yellow food coloring; brush over crust.

Bake at 425° for 20 minutes; remove from oven, and brush again with egg mixture. Fill eyes, nose, and mouth with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake 5 to 10 more minutes or until golden brown.

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