The latest fad on facebook is to post recipes and health facts, with the exhortation to “share” it so it will “save” to your wall and you can find it later. I put these right up there with the posts in support of cancer/autism/those who have passed/veterans/the little girl in pink who will get her wish at 1,000,000 likes demanding that I “like” and “share” them (or worse that I MUST “copy and paste”); otherwise if I do not share or like then I am NOT in support of cancer/autism/those who have passed/veterans/the little girl in pink who will get her wish at 1,000,000 likes. Look “friends,” I AM fully in support of cancer/autism/those who have passed/veterans/the little girl in pink who will get her wish at 1,000,000 likes… I just refuse to be told how to show my support, and my research reveals that many of these posts being shared are put up by folks who just want to get as many “likes” and “shares” as possible so they can get more advertising revenue for their pages. Whew! End of rant.
That said, one of the recent recipe posts was for “Easy Cheeseburger Pie” or some such thing, and I thought it was a perfect recipe to make “Tastefully Simple” and share with you. The facebook recipe gives credit to “Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet” — but when I tried to research the original recipe by that name, I just got a bunch of links to the same re-posted recipe — they all even have the same “I used this” variations! Hog wash!
I did find in WordPress’ related articles function (included below) someone who says the recipe comes off of the box of the well-known biscuit mix brand — which makes much more sense.
Either way, I do like the idea of fewer carbs than eating a full cheeseburger on a bun, so let’s carry on, shall we?
We’ll start with these Tastefully Simple products:
You might notice the GarlicGarlic has a different label; that’s because Tastefully Simple has just rolled out a fresh new look for all of their packaging that is “tasteful” and “simple” — duh!
Anyway, here’s the ingredient list:
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
1 tablespoon GarlicGarlic 2 tablespoons OnionOnion
2 tablespoons Wahoo Chili
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup milk
1/2 cup of Bountiful Beer Bread Mix (BBB)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Brown the ground beef with your chopped onions. (I prefer red onions; you can be creative.)
I had forgotten to thaw out my ground beef, so I had to brown it from frozen… hence the ball shape in the middle of the onions. Not to worry, go ahead and add the Seasoned Salt, GarlicGarlic, OnionOnion and Wahoo Chili, and just keep turning it all over and around, breaking the beef ball apart until it’s all cooked down, then dump it into a 9-inch pan like so:
Sprinkle the cheese on top of the beef. (In all honesty, I love cheese so I probably used a couple of cups, not just one!) In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, milk and BBB, and then pour that mixture over the beef and cheese, like so:
Pop it into your 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes, or until it’s golden brown and a knife comes out clean:
Isn’t that just a beautiful pan of golden goodness?! Dinner was prepped and done in under an hour — even though I started with frozen meat!
Divvying it up into eight servings, it’s a very reasonable 300 calories per serving; HOWEVER, Prince Charming and I ate the whole damn pan that night.
NOTES TO SELF FOR FUTURE:
1.) I prefer more bread less egg consistency, so try a full cup of the BBB instead.
2.) Even better, try the Perfect Parmesan Biscuit Mix!
I had an open box of the BBB so used that, but next time… woo hoo!
3.) I could actually hardly taste the Wahoo Chili (over all those onion flavors), so I’d double that next time to 4 tablespoons (or even a quarter-cup or thereabouts).
- Cheeseburger Pie (lovingfoodfashionlife.com)