This is an amazing supper if you have to make dinner on the fly and not cheat your family out of flavor and nutrition and make sure you have plenty of leisure time afterward.
What you need:
1 unbaked pie crust (9-inch), homemade or store-bought
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound lean gorund beef
1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
Kosher salt and freshly fround black pepper
2 large eggs
1 cup small curd cottage cheese (I substituted 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese)
2 medium tomatoes
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Before we start, I have to confess, I can't stand tomatoes unless they are cooked, roasted or in a sauce. If they are raw, forget it.
Slice the tomatoes, drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil, a little balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and two cloves of inced garlic. Roast them in a 375 degree oven for about 40 to 45 minutes. Set them aside and allow them to cool.
Ok even though I'm not a tomato fan, these make me drool...talk about make your house smell wonderful also!
Preheat the oven to 395 degrees.
Place pice crust in a deep-dish pie plate. Flue the edges if you want. Place the prepared pie crust in the fridge until you're ready to fill. Margie, you probably need about eight of these
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil and add the gound beef and onion. Cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon until all of the meat is cooked through.
Drain all excess fat, return the meat in the skillet to the stove and stir in the flour and Worchestershore sauce. Spoon the mixture into the pie crust.
In a small bowl stir together the eggs and cottage cheese (I substituted ricotta cheese and a spinkle of salt and pepper).
Spoon the cheese mixture evenly over the beef.
Arrange the tomatoes over the cheese mixture.
Sprinkle the sharp cheddar cheese evenly over the top.
Bake until set, about 30 minutes.
Serve and watch your family kiss the ground you walk on.
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