My neighbor shared this recipe with me and my husband is forever grateful. Talk about comfort food! If I ever have a diner, I will serve cheeseburger pie. This is easy to make ahead and pop in the oven when you come home from work. We serve with a veggie and sweet potato fries.
Quick Cheeseburger Pie
One pre-made store-bought crust (get a deep dish from the frozen section)
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
1 minced garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of flour
1/3 cup of dill pickle liquid
1/3 cup of milk
1/2 cup of finely chopped dill pickles
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1. Heat oven to 425
2. Bake pie crust for 15 minutes
3. Cook beef, onion and garlic in skillet until brown; drain. Sprinkle with salt and flour. Stir in pickle liquid, milk, pickles and 1 cup of cheese. Spoon into pie crust.
4. Bake 15 minutes; take out and sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese. Bake about five minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Update: I live in the frozen tundra and I did not want to brave the bitter cold with two small children just to pick up the one critical item I forgot at the store – the pie crust. Genius move on my part, no? I had some time on my hands so I made my own crust. Very easy and very yummy. My cookbooks only had recipes for crust made with shortening, so I found a great website with recipes for a butter crust. It was relatively easy and very tasty. Enjoy!