Another Cheeseburger Pie
The big flavor in this dish argues the name, Another Cheeseburger Pie. It is a pie, but not just “another” one. This dinner pie offers huge flavor and would be a great dinner meal. Sliced smaller, and served with a side of salad, it would be a fabulous lunch. For dinner (or supper, if that is what you call your evening meal) serve it with smashed potatoes and mushrooms or brown rice and green beans. Even plain, it can be served as you might pizza. We know it might not be entirely perfectly balanced, but it’s just too yummy to pass up. This dinner pie is comfort food, as the blogger, Ben, comments. It is just a filling, flavorful combination of simple ingredients that adds up to, well, a cheeseburger in a pie. Thus, the name.
One ingredient that we don’t see in enough recipes is red pepper. Red pepper provides a lovely and sweet contrast to other foods. In savory dishes, its contrasting flavor can help emphasize the main taste in the dish. It is also visually stunning in meat dishes, and helps tantalize appetites. Especially in spicy foods, the sweet contrast of red peppers is wonderful. Here, the red pepper sets off the flavors of meat and cheese perfectly. Red pepper is also an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamin C, among other nutrients.
This dish does call for a bottom crust. This recipe is good enough that, if you have time and energy, it is worthy of a flour crust (made with lard rather than butter). This type of crust is a bit challenging, but you have to start somewhere, right? As well, a lard crust can be made ahead of time and either frozen (up to 30 days) or refrigerated for up to two days before being used. The recipe calls for the crust to be baked before adding the filling and then reheating it. Enjoy!
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