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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cheeseburger Pie - new take on a cheeseburger!

     As a family of four, I am always looking for something to make for dinner that is QUICK, we save the chef - time consuming meals for the weekend around here. Our schedules are very busy especially now that baseball has started and been added to the already crazy afternoons. Some of my favorite types of meals are meals that can be prepared and then when ready can be cooked with out any effort at all, during those long evenings, and not only that but if you wanted to make all at once dinner would still be cooked in 30 min.. Some of my favorites are of course Rachel Rays 30 minute meals, i mean who could resist. I also love websites like, Kraft foods recipes, and Pinterest (of course). Now a days with the internet there are many ways to find recipes, just Google the word 30 minute recipe and you will find all you need! 
     I want to share one I found on Pinterest, then found out was  linked to, which made it perfect! I like to find different takes of foods and this one I thought maybe the kids would eat.    ( 1 out 2 kids ain't bad) when i first read it, I was a little uneasy but after eating it.. it was yummy and definitely tasked like a cheeseburger! Try it out and tell me what you think! C:

1 piece of pie crust or 1 can of crescent rolls (i used pie crust)
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup finely chopped onion, OR 1 teaspoon onion powder
1/3 cup chopped dill pickle slices
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups shredded American cheese, divided
    ~ Preheat oven to 450 degrees
    ~ Press pie crust into pie plate, carefully, set to the side. ( i used a 12 in pie plate & crust)
    ~ Brown hamburger meat, and drain well! 
    ~ Mix in onion or onion powder, chopped up pickles, ketchup, & mustard
    ~ Add flour, pickle juice, & milk, stir until  thick
    ~ Remove from heat and add 1 cup of Cheese, mix until melted. 

    ~ Pour into Pie Crust, fold edges over, Bake for 10-12 mins,  until edges are brown.
    ~ Remove from oven allow to cool... there is an extra cup of cheese left if you would like to top and allow to melt, before serving. (My husband is not a cheese person -i know, i think hes crazy too- but I did not add the extra cup)

     We loved this! it definitely gave a different spin to a cheeseburger. My kids and husband are picky picky picky... my son would not even give it a thought, my daughter liked it but not the chopped pickles... she thought they were peppers (shes 4yrs old). My husband who of course is the ultimate critic of my cooking gave it a thumbs up! So this is one that will be added to our meal planning list of foods that we love and hopefully yours too!  

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