I've had this recipe sitting around for awhile and decided that tonight, it was time to make it. This would be a great recipe for in the winter, when you can't use the grill (well, except here in the south where you can use the grill all year, but you know what I mean!) but you want that cheeseburger taste...you'll get it with this pie. It really does taste just like a cheeseburger! I topped my slice with ketchup...very good. Now, this isn't a dish that you'll whip right up. Total prep time, from when I started browning the meat, till I put the pie in the oven to bake was 30 minutes. Add to that the 45-60 minutes it takes to bake, and you've got a little while till dinner. I chopped my tomatoes and onion earlier in the afternoon, so I'm not even counting that. I see this working best as a weekend dinner, or if you're going to have a bunch of kids around (all kids love cheeseburgers, right?). Overall though, this was very good, and I'll be munching on the leftovers tomorrow!
'Roadside Diner Cheeseburger Pie'
Source: Noble Pig
1 refrigerated pie crust (or make your own or use a frozen deep-dish pie shell)
3/4 lb. ground beef
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup dill pickle relish
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 375. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, onion, relish and bacon. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, milk, mustard, pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Set aside. Unroll pie crust into a 9" deep-dish pie plate (make sure it's deep dish, otherwise, the mixture will not fit) and flute the edges. To make refrigerated pie crust fit into a deep-dish plate, roll it out a little bit more with a rolling pin. You can make your own pie crust or purchase frozen deep dish pie crusts; just make sure it's completely thawed out.
Transfer meat mixture into prepared crust. Pour egg mixture over the meat and use a fork to move the meat around, letting the egg mixture settle in between. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
*I used Pillsbury Frozen Deep Dish Pie Crust...worked out just fine*