This is definitely not going to be a food blog, nor a cooking blog. Gourmet cook, I am not. But, every once and a while I think I will document a great go-to recipe. Whether you are single or cooking for two, three or eight, this pie does not disappoint.
A little background…I made this recipe up after a girl I worked with 100 years ago bragged about her “Hamburger Pie” that she could not give the recipe out for because it was, and I quote, “a family secret.” Well, this recipe ain’t no secret, and it is very easy to boot.
So, there you have it.
1.5-2 pounds ground sirloin (you could really use any type of ground meat)
1-8oz package of sharp cheddar cheese
1 package of pie crusts (if you make you own, you rock! Use those)
1 medium onion
1/4 cup of ketchup
1/4 cup of mustard
3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons A-1 sauce
generous shakes of salt, pepper and onion powder
1. Brown meat and onion and a shake of salt, pepper and onion powder. Be sure to drain the meat mixture several times during this process.
2. When the meat mixture is browned, add the ketchup, mustard, worcestershire, and A-1.
3. Place your bottom pie crust in a cute pie dish (totally necessary!) and add a layer of meat and 1/2 the cheese. Then, add the remaining meat and remaining cheese.
4. Place the top crust and press together. Make a “vent” in the top.
5. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until the pie is light brown on top.
I usually serve this with peas or a salad on the side. It is delicious the first, second and third day you eat it. Oh, and it “freezes beautifully” (don’t you always think of Steel Magnolias when you say that phrase?).
Have a great day and dinner!