(Friday, January 29, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. pst I will be on http://www.foodblogradio.com hope you stop by!)
Want a super easy, flavorful, warming recipe for a cold winter night? I have just the thing for you; Easy Ground Beef Pie with mushrooms, carrots, and gruyere cheese.
recipe serves four.
1 and 1/4 lb. ground beef.
Store bought pie crust dough – (2 nine inch pies).
8 oz can tomato sauce.
8 oz water.
4 mushrooms – chopped.
2 carrots – diced.
1/2 onion – diced.
1 clove garlic – minced.
2 Tbsp. A-1 sauce.
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard.
1 Tbsp. dry Sherry.
1 tsp. dry basil.
1 tsp. chili powder.
1/2 tsp dry sage.
gruyere cheese (enough to shred on top of meat).
In a large fry pan brown the ground beef. As it browns add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon out excess grease.
To browned beef add onions, mushrooms, carrots, garlic. Stir to mix and as vegetables sauté for few minutes.
Add tomato sauce, water, dry sherry, A-1 sauce, dijon mustard, basil, chili powder and sage. Stir as you bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until mixture thickens.
Spray interiors of four oven safe bowls with canola oil.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Cut four rounds out of pie crust and place on bottoms of the bowls. Make four more rounds for tops. Use left over pie crust to fill in walls on bowls.
Add beef mixture and shred cheese to taste.
Top with remaining rounds.
Poke a little hole to vent. Place bowls on cookie tray to catch any possible overflow and bake at 425 for 11 minutes or until dough is nicely browned.
Serve with french fries, rice, or vegetables and enjoy your home cooked awesome beef pies!!!
She Who Must Be Obeyed hates it when I leave my cell phone at home while we shop. From her scary perspective, I am like a small boy who always wonders off, and without my phone she has to hunt me down in the store. Of course I haven’t wondered off, I’m merely looking at items that interest me. As with anything, I guess it’s a perspective thing.
I don’t like cell phones.
I have one, and I realize I could not function in today’s business world without my cell phone. Still, I don’t like cell phones. Or perhaps more accurately, I don’t like how people are socially evolving by means of cell phone interaction. Many people are literally never alone with their thoughts. They are always talking with someone, somewhere, connected by a cell phone.
I have actually seen two teenagers walking together, but rather than enjoying their time together, they were each on a cell phone speaking with someone else (or, who knows maybe they were speaking to each other but using the phone to look cool – still a problem). How much social stimulus does one need? Call me old fashion but when I walk with She Who Must Be Obeyed I enjoy having any giving full attention to our moment.
Other times, I like walking alone, really alone, not even someone in my ear, just me and my thoughts. The solitude allows me space to imagine stories and/or recipes. All because I am alone with my thoughts.
Good Eating and Table Talk,
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