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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mom Cooking: Hamburger Quiche


Yes, mom cooking. What does that mean? It means a quick and easy meal that can potentially be entirely or partially put together and cooked one handed. Oh, and utilizes only ingredients on hand between freezer, fridge, and pantry.

The other day I had a baby who didn't really feel like sleeping, nor did he care to lay or swing by himself for more than a few minutes at a time. I was also already at grocery budget with a week left in the month... The challenge was to whip something up for dinner that was quick and easy and didn't require any much purchases.

The meat I had on hand was ground beef. Initially I figured I'd just do spaghetti and meatballs since my husband likes that meal and I never ever make it (we ate it a lot growing up since my step-dad like it so much, then it was what I ate for practically 6 weeks straight while living in Ethiopia). However that would require spaghetti sauce... The next thought was meatloaf, but I really didn't want to make a meatloaf... I wanted to somehow be a tad more creative with ground beef. After searching google, Taste of Home, and Pintrest without any success I called my mother.

I should have called her first, duh. After just a couple seconds looking through her cookbooks she came across what was called Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie. She asked if I had Bisquick and cheese, I said yes, and that was that!

I wanted the dish to be more than beef and cheese so I added some frozen veggies to the mix.

Ingredients

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels 
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup Bisquick mix
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
*** Next time I'll even add some shredded/grated carrots. I will also add pepper and minced garlic to the hamburger. 

Directions
Heat the oven to 400'F. Spray a 9" glass pie plate with cooking spray. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in salt, peas, and corn and spread in pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese. 



In a small bowl, stir remaining ingredients with fork or wire whisk until blended. Pour into pie plate.



Bake about 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. 


It looks more like a quiche to us than a pie... And it didn't remind either of us of a cheeseburger, that's why I changed the name.

Cannot forget about my new little helper in the Kitchen! He really enjoys sitting in his bouncy chair watching mama cook! 






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