Cheeseburger Pie!


This is a quiche-like pie that even the non-quiche eaters will love!  If you have those people in your family that have already decided that anything called "quiche" is not edible, we decided to call this a "Cheeseburger Pie"!  Who could hate that?    This is so easy to make and it's also very economical.  

Here is what you need:

1/2  lb. ground beef
1/3 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup half and half cream (could use milk)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. hot sauce (optional)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1  1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1  9" deep dish pie shell, unbaked

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a skillet, brown the ground beef and onion together.  Drain any excess grease. 

In a mixing bowl, stir together the milk, mayonnaise, eggs and seasonings, including the hot sauce if you are using it.  Stir in the Parmesan cheese. 

Sprinkle the ground beef and onion in the bottom of the unbaked pie shell.

Sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese over the beef.

Pour the egg and milk mixture evenly overall.  Place the pie plate on a cookie sheet or pizza pan to bake.  This catches any spillovers and it also helps the quiche cook more evenly.
Place in the preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese over the top and return to the oven for 15-20 minutes. 

 A sharp knife inserted in the center should come out clean.  Remove from oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with a salad or fresh sliced tomatoes and dinner is served!

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