Hamburger Pie

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A couple of days ago, on the way home, I made a detour. Due to the hectic day at work, I stopped (not for take-out, as one might first think) at my favorite thrift store and took a look around for a little time out. As it turns out, it was a splendid day to stop, because I found this lovely cookbook.....

Hamburger Pie, a hamburger crust pie, filled with delicious mushroom stuffing, cheese and tomatoes.
Portland's Palate Cookbook, inside you, will find delicious recipes!

When I got home, Terry said, I think I have seen this book before and he proceeded to read through it once again. A few minutes later, I heard things like "wow this looks good", "that sure sounds good" and finally, "You know, I think I have the bug now.".

Since the man is healthy and I knew he wasn't sick, I pretty much knew which bug he was referring to...the cooking bug. Tonight we had a delicious Hamburger Pie. Now don't let the generic name fool you, this is wonderful.

Hamburger Pie, with mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese.
Hamburger Pie, so very delicious!

Hamburger Pie
adapted from:  Portland's Palate
375-degree oven

1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 c dry seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 c tomato sauce (1/2 of an 8 oz. can)
1 T dried minced onion
1/2 t chili powder 
1 egg

1 egg
1 c sliced mushrooms
1 green pepper, seeded and diced (we used a roasted pepper - love that flavor)
2 c seasoned croutons* (we made our own, see below)
1 c shredded cheddar cheese

1 large tomato, sliced

Combine the from ground beef, through the eggs, combine well. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg, and combine with remaining ingredients except for the sliced tomato. Mix well, layer on top of the meat mixture. Top with sliced tomatoes.

Hamburger Pie, made with a hamburger crust, filled with mushrooms, cheese and tomatoes.
Hamburger Pie, ready to bake.

Bake 40 minutes or until done in your oven.


*To make croutons, early in the day: Preheat oven to 350. Lightly butter 2 slices of bread, sprinkle with your favorite seasoning. Cut into small squares. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet or pan. Place in the oven, and turn the oven off. Let them dry while you are free to go about your day. When you need croutons to make dinner, just open the oven!

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  1. I love finding charming cookbooks like this in thrift stores!

  2. Hi Melynda,
    That book is a lovely find!
    There will be a very big book sale in December over here, where the books are going real cheap, and cannot wait for it! I'm just so excited thinking of getting some cookbooks! LOL!
    The harmburger pie looks delicious. Perfect for a weekend meal with the family. Thanks for sharing with CYB!

  3. I love the cover of that cookbook and would not have been able to pass it by! That recipe looks good and something easy but a bit different.

  4. That really looks good. I love the tomatoes on top!

    Joy's Book Blog

  5. Looks like a keeper! I love thrift stores and cookbooks!

  6. I love hitting thrift stores too. As long as they aren't too crowded there is something very Zen about sifting through things. This pie looks really good.

  7. I used to make a pie like this with Bisquick and cheese on top.

  8. What a lucky find! The pie looks yummy -- good comfort food for chilly days.

  9. Mmm. I love anything with mushrooms and cheese in it. If the hub cooks it, even better!

  10. I never think to look in my local thrift store for cookbooks; I should do that.

  11. What a delightful find that book is. Totally intrigued by the hamburger pie. I never would have thought of using the ground beef as the crust, but I can imagine that lending itself to all manner of interesting fillings.

  12. Oooh, good idea to make your own croutons!

  13. The book is beautiful. The Hamburger Pie looks delicious too.

  14. I love cookbooks-have over 100. I have to thin them out every once in a while and take to the resale store. The hamburger pie sounds easy and delicious.


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