Friday, October 20, 2006

Easy but only so-so

Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie
Betty Crocker Cookbook New Edition Copyright 2005

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 large onion chopped (1 cup)
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz.) I used Cabot 50% Light Cheddar
½ cup original Bisquick mix
1 cup milk I used Super Skim
2 large eggs

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
2. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in salt (I added pepper too.) Spread in pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese.
3. In small bowl, stir remaining ingredients with fork or wire whisk until blended. Pour into pie plate.
4. Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Makes 6 servings.

I know I've made 'impossible pies' in the past but it had been a very long time. I had some Bisquick in the cupboard so I decided to make one again. It was a bit bland but not bad. Not something I would rush to make again but not something I regret making or eating either.

The Betty Crocker Cookbook is a classic. I like the way they give optional measurements for things like onions, cheese, etc. I hate when a recipe calls for a small, medium or large onion - just tell me how much onion! I usually use sweet onions which are much bigger than yellow onions so it gets confusing for me.

I did my grocery shopping last night. Can someone tell me, when did celery get so expensive? I paid well over $2 for it last night, and it wasn't organic. Ouch!

Hey, don't forget this month's cookbook giveaway (US addresses only again, sorry). It's a good one.

Blast From the Past: Grilled Chicken Marinade from January 2006. I made this again this week and it's a really good marinade.

Question of the Day: Have you ever made an 'impossible' (Bisquick) pie?


Unknown said...

Nope! I'm not too big on this type meal...however, that may change years down the road when I have a job and children to feed! :-)

DancesInGarden said...

Nope. Growing up they were popular, but my mother felt that bisquick was too expensive, and the make your own versions called for ingredients we didn't often have on hand. Regular biscuit recipes were off limits because they called for butter and milk, two rationed items at home. If something called for a cup of butter and a cup of milk, it better feed 80 people.

She was a fan of those dessert bar recipes that separate to make their own crust, center, and topping. Never tried them though.

Anonymous said...

I made this same recipe a-g-e-s ago and didn't care much for it. It was dry and not very tasty. Yours looks good, though. I think I'll try it again.


Anonymous said...

I've made one similar to yours and maybe another version, but it's been a long time! It was ok for when the kids were all young but it's not really what we eat now. They were easy and it fed a family of 6 but it's been a while since I've had one!

Anonymous said...

Once, never again. I made it for Robin. I hated it, she might have liked it, but I can't remember.

Wanda said...

Yes, I've made one long, long ago. Several times, in fact. Only I can't remember what kind it was....something with spinach and cheese maybe...? Too long ago for me to remember. It seems like it was okay...