Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie
from Maggie at Hillbilly Housewife

1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1-1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup Biscuit Mix
3 medium eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt (need waaaaaaay more in my opinion)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded cheese
Get out a 10" iron skillet. Cook the hamburger and onion in it over medium heat. Break the meat up into smallish pieces with a fork and cook it until there is no more pink showing. Drain off the fat if necessary. While the meat is cooking get out a medium sized bowl. In it combine the milk, biscuit mix, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix very well with a whisk, or you can combine it in a blender. (it is thin). You want it pretty smooth. When the meat is well cooked and drained, pour the batter over it in the hot skillet. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake the dish at 400° for about 35 minutes, longer if need be. It should be puffed up and brown on top when it is done. Remove the pan from the oven and cut it into 8 wedges.
My variations: ---- i only added about double the salt and i could have added a bit more, i salted, peppered and garlic'd my meat and then i also added the 1/2 tsp of salt....could have used at least 3/4 tsp, in my opinion.
I only cooked mine for about 25 minutes.
I used a Colby/Jack blend.

This is my plate.....it was good, a tad bit on the plain side but dear husband loved it...i think he got all the way up to Thirds :)............that empty spot on my plate is where i placed my salad.....yummy!

Now, just as i was putting up this post, i had intended for this leftover peice below to be part of dh's lunch...but i decided to reheat up about half of it...........boy, it is BETTER after being in the fridge for a few hours...now it was Really good!

This recipe is what i would call a comfort food, simple, plain, easy and yet pretty tasty. I am thinking of some things i might add to it the next time around, maybe some mushrooms, some swiss cheese.....some spoonfulls of salsa maybe? just to jazz it up a bit.

i say, with just that leftover, the meal was a hit :)


Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous, I think I will try this one too.

Anonymous said...

well i didn't have a cast iron skillet but I made it. It was delicious the family loved it. Thanks for the idea. I posted a picture on my blog if you wanna check it out. I need another suggestion for a dinner we are having with friends friday night. Just plain simple folks any ideas