Good morning, Kitschies! I woke up a little late this morning and hit the ground running. I managed to make it to work with a little time to spare which gave me some uninterrupted time to work on a form for one of the docs! It's been a pretty productive morning. AND...the mail just came bearing pretty gifts for me. Not a bad day so far.
I don't know if I mentioned it here on my blog, but I have a plan (not a resolution because I don't *do* resolutions) to better myself: mind, body and spirit this year. Part of that means eating better and eating less. Less what? Junk, carbs, food in general. But you wouldn't know it from my food posts since Christmas (cherry pie, monkey bread, macaroons and the like). Would you believe that I made all of that (and more) between Thanksgiving and New Years? *sigh* As a result, my waistline expanded - and not in a cute "I'm pregnant" kind of way. LOL So, I'm going to make a conscious effort to bring more nutritious food to the table. Don't get me wrong...there will be an occasional cookie or cake, but not near as many as I've posted over the last couple of months.
This brings me to today's recipe. I remember my mom making this for us when I was growing up and I loved it. When I make it, we end up eating at least half of it - and that's before the kids get in to it. I got this recipe off the back of the Bisquick box, but Betty Crocker online has a bunch of variations of this tried and true recipe.
Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie
1 lb lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
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. Spread in pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese.
In small bowl, stir remaining ingredients with fork or wire whisk until blended. Pour into pie plate.
Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
NOTES: I don't use a whole onion. I did once and it was WAY too onion-y for me.
I consider this kinda healthy. It all depends on your ingredient choices. Use lean ground beef (93/7), 2% milk and reduced fat Bisquick.
Everybody in the pool! Or...if you want to fatten this up a bit, you could always add crumbled, cooked bacon. Cuz everything's better with bacon, right? Right.
Toasty! The cheese came out perfectly golden this time. I usually end up with crispy cheese - especially around the edges.
Serve with some steamed veggies and you've got a pretty good meal! One that my kids will eat, too. Seeing this pics makes me wish I had this for lunch today.
If you have any "healthy" recipes or any vegan recipes, I'd love to give them a try! You can drop me a line through my email: megharmeyer at gmail dot com. Or, if there's a good recipe/foodie blog you think I'd like, please leave me the link!