Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hamburger Pie

This recipe is similar to my last one: complete meal in one dish (has protein, starch, and vegetables), is simple but satisfying, and helps me make more room in my freezer and cabinet for all the supplies I'll be picking up for Christmas dinner this week.

Hamburger Pie
adapted from The Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook

1.5 lbs potatoes, mashed or one 24-ounce package refrigerated mashed potatoes
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed*
1 can green beans, drained and rinsed*
1 10.75-ounce can condensed tomato soup
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Prepare mashed potatoes if necessary; set aside. In a large skillet cook meat and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Add salt and pepper. Stir in corn, green beans, and soup. Pour into a greased 2-quart rectangular baking or casserole dish.

2. Spoon mashed potatoes onto ground beef mixture and smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle cheese over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and cheese begins to brown.

*Alternatively, you can use about 2.5 cups total fresh green beans and corn or frozen green beans and corn, thawed.

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