Eggplant and Hamburger Pie

QSis

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I want to make this, and I bought a frozen pie crust already in the aluminum foil pan.

The package says to let it thaw for 15 minutes before filling. Comes out great!

Lee

Eggplant and Hamburger Pie (from Cooks.com)

1 9" deep dish unbaked pie shell
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. butter
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 c. cubed, peeled eggplant
3/4 lb. hamburger meat
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese (use half in recipe & half on top)


In skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add eggplant. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove eggplant; set aside.

Add beef, onion and garlic to skillet. Cook, stirring often until beef is browned (about 5-7 minutes). Drain grease from skillet. Add tomato sauce, oregano and pepper to skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly (about 5 minutes). Stir in the eggplant.

Remove skillet from heat. Let cool for a few minutes while oven is preheating to 375 degrees. Stir in 1/2 of the cheese. Spoon the mixture into the pie crust.

Bake 45 minutes or until pie is golden brown. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top and bake 2-3 minutes longer until cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes.

Preparation time 20 minutes. Total time 1 hour and 10 minutes.
 
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ChowderMan

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

About thawing the frozen crust before filling ....

probably won't matter a whole lot -

I've found thawing them sometimes avoids the inner soggy layer - ie the crust cooks through quicker. but I also suspect being afflicted by the 'soggies' is likely more due to how 'wet' the filling is/becomes during the bake.....

ya'gotta try it per directions first. tha
 
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QSis

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

Thanks for the reply, Chowder!


Lee
 
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VeraBlue

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

It's not going to matter..you're cooking it for 45 minutes. Sounds wonderful, almost like moussaka.
 

QSis

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

. Sounds wonderful, almost like moussaka.

Yes, VB, in fact, I was JUST thinking that next year, I'll make it with ground lamb!

My little Ichiban eggplants are SO sweet!

Thanks for the reply!

Lee
 

QSis

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

Delicious!

I will definitely make this again!

Lee
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Keltin

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

Oustanding! That looks wonderful! I'm going to have to make this! :thumb:
 

buckytom

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

very nicely done! :thumb:

copied and saved. i will definitely be making this with ground turkey soon.
 

QSis

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

very nicely done! :thumb:

copied and saved. i will definitely be making this with ground turkey soon.

Thanks, BT!

And that's an excellent idea - I will make it with ground turkey, too!

Lee
 

QSis

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

I made this again, only this time with ground lamb. LOVED it!

My baby white eggplants sure have a lot of seeds!

I topped the pie with chopped mint and marjoram from my garden.

Lee
 

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Johnny West

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

That looks and sounds delicious!

I'd not seen white egg plant before.

Very nice Lee.
 

QSis

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Re: Eggplant and Hamburger Pie ... question?

This time I made it with ground turkey. Good, but beef and lamb is better.

Lee
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QSis

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Bump!

For the most recent pie, I used half shredded mozzarella and half shredded Mexican cheese blend. Liked it better than all mozzarella. Also, all I had was 1/2 pound of burger and it was plenty.

Lee
 
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