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Hamburger Pie

This is another one of those comfort foods that I don’t make often enough.

Hamburger Pie

1 double crust pastry
1 1/2- 2 lbs lean hamburger
1 small onion, minced
1 tsp Marjoram
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Italian spice
1/8 tsp Pepper
1 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
8 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup beef broth + ~1/4 to pour on top of pie

Directions:  Preheat the oven to 425 F

1. Fit one of the prepared pie crusts into a 9 inch pie pan
2. In a skillet, brown the hamburger and onion.
3. Mix in the marjoram, salt, italian spice, pepper, bread crumbs, cheese, and broth
4. Turn mixture into prepared pastry shell.
5. Top with remaining crust, crimp edges and cut holes in the top. Brush the top with extra beef broth.
6. Bake at 425 F for 25 minutes or until crust is golden.

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Mrs. C’s Sausage and Spinach Pie

Now I have no idea who Mrs. C is or how we came across her dinner pie, but I don’t care!  This is one of those recipes from childhood that brings back so many fond feelings.  I have my big sister Wendy to thank for this recipe.  She is, I’m pretty sure, entirely responsible for my love of spinach.  I remember some dinners where she would make cooked spinach and butter special, just for us, since I know (as kids, anyway) we were a spinach loving minority!  I remember Wendy making Mrs. C’s sausage and spinach pie 0r at least convincing my non-spinach loving mom to make it for us… as I said, fond memories, a happy comfort food!

Mrs. C’s Sausage and Spinach Pie

Ingredients:

1 lb Sweet Italian sausage
6 eggs
2, 10 oz. packages of frozen spinach – thawed and drained
16 oz. fresh Mozzarella, shredded
8 oz.  Ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Garlic powder
Pie crusts (top and bottom)
1 TBSP water

Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 F
1. Brown the sausage in a skillet then drain.
2. Reserve 1 egg yolk.
3. In a large bowl, combine remaining eggs, sausage, spinach, mozzarella, ricotta, salt, pepper, and garlic pepper. Set aside.
4. Fit one half of the unbaked pie crust into a 9in pie pan. Turn the sausage mixture into the pie shell.
5. Top with the other half of the pie crust.
6. Cut slits into the pastry top. Then brush the top with mixture of reserved egg yolk and water.
7. Bake at 375 F for 1 hr and 15 minutes or until the pie is golden brown.
8. Let the pie stand 10 minutes before cutting.