Ok, so I have been AWOL for the last few weeks. So sorry about that. My stay-at-home-mom status changed about 2 weeks ago when the need arose for a new church secretary. I’ve been helping out in our church office each morning for a few hours. It is a fun change although a bit challenging since I’ve not had any formal secretarial training! My college degree was in education, and I was a teacher in traditional schools for 7 years and a home schooling mom for 20. However, I am enjoying learning something new even if it means getting out the door (properly dressed!) by 8:40 in the morning!
I was looking for a new ground beef recipe the other day and found several for hamburger pie. I did a little combining and came up with this one that the family enjoyed. While one recipe called for ground beef, other ground meats can be used as well. Next time, I will probably try a combination of ground beef and sausage. I really liked the way it all held together without a crust. Pair it with a green leafy salad, and you have a delicious THM meal!
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1/2 c. tomato sauce
2 tbsp. ground flax
1/2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 egg, beaten
Combine all these ingredients and stir together well. Pour into a greased 9-inch baking pan. A pie dish works well, too.
For the topping combine the following ingredients:
2 eggs, beaten
3 oz. softened cream cheese
3 tbsp. heavy cream
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Whisk the topping ingredients well and pour over the meat mixture. Spread about 3/4 c. grated white cheddar cheese on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until the center is firm and the top is lightly browned. This recipe serves 4. Double it for a larger family!