Monday, January 17, 2011

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS #12 (PIES) and Hamburger Pie

Pies (Dessert or Dinner)

National Pie Day is the 23rd : National Pie Day is a special day that is set aside by the American Pie Counsel to bake and cook all of your favorite pies. On this day, you are also encouraged to bake a few new pie recipes. And most importantly, it's a day to eat pies!

I decided to bake my grandmothers Hamburger Pie for this Pie Day so that I could share it with all of you! This is a recipe that I do not ever remember having as a kid, but when I was an adult my mom shared this recipe with me and it's one of her favorites. And it is now one of my kids favorites too! It's funny I shared this recipe with my mother-in-law and one of my adult nieces and now this is one of their favorites recipes too. I think they have made this recipe more times then me.

When I made this pie for my mother-in-law in a store bought crust, she quickly taught me how to make homemade crust and BOY what a difference. Now, I wouldn't make it any other way. There is nothing like a homemade crust to complete a delicious pie.

Hamburger Pie
from my Grandma Betty 

1 lb ground beef/turkey (we use 1/2 and 1/2)
1 small onion, diced
1 tbsp Garlic Salt (used my new SPIKE Garlic Seasoning today)
1 can Cream of Mushroom
3 thick slices of Velveeta Cheese, cut into chunks
2 Pie Crusts (see recipe below)

Brown onion in tbsp of butter, then add ground beef. Cook til just about done, not all the way done; drain. The add soup, seasoning, and cheese, mix until cheese melts. First lay one pie crust into the bottom of the pan, then pour in meat mixture, lay another pie crust on top and seal the edges. Put a few fork marks in the top and bake at 350 for approx. 45 minutes.

Easy Homemade Pie Crust
from my Mother-in-Law Charlotte 

2 cups flour
1 cup Butter Flavor Shortening
1/2 cup COLD water
pinch of salt

This recipe will make enough for a top and bottom pie crust for a normal size pie tin.

Mix flour, shortening and salt with a pastry knife (or a fork if you don't have one). Once it's all mixed together then add COLD water and continue mixing. Cut into half and roll out one at a time onto a flour surface. Roll until you get your desired shape (ie: round for a pie tin).

This pie recipe works great for this Hamburger Pie, Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie and also is wonderful for dessert pies too!

This is a BLOG HOP PARTY so please hop around and read
other Pie recipes, some dessert and some dinner !

Here is a complete list of the past weeks and a list of what's coming up on This Week's Cravings!

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This week's theme

This is your chance to share your FAVORITE PIE RECIPE, I am NOT a great pie maker, so I hope that all of you share some really cool recipes for me to try!!!

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This Week's Cravings Past & Future Recipe Links

December 27 - Favorite New Years Recipes

January 3 - GET HEALTHY Recipes

January 10 - Pizza - Pizza - Pizza

January 17 - Pies (Dessert or Dinner)

January 24 - Soup
This is a BLOG HOP PARTY so please hop around
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  1. I haven't thought of hamburger pie in ages - I used to make one with mustard and pickles! LOL!

    Your pie looks wonderful; nothing beats that homemade crust!


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