July 10, 2010

Bacon-Cheeseburger Potato Pie

1 1/2 pounds extra  lean ground beef
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup Dickinson's® Tomato Ketchup
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 slices bacon
1 1/4 cups water
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
3/4 cup milk
2 cups Hungry Jack® Mashed Potatoes, flakes
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 medium tomato, chopped
Chopped green onions

Preparation Directions:
1.HEAT oven to 375°F. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, ketchup, mustard and salt in medium bowl. Mix well. Press mixture in bottom and up sides of ungreased 9-inch pie pan. Bake 15 minutes.
2.COOK bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towel. Cool and crumble.
3.COMBINE water, butter and garlic salt in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add milk. With fork, stir in potato flakes. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese.
4.REMOVE partially baked beef crust from oven. Pour off any drippings. Spoon potato mixture evenly into crust. Return to oven. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked and potatoes are heated.
5.REMOVE pie from oven. Top with tomato, remaining 1/2 cup cheese and crumbled bacon. Return to oven. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven. Top with green onions. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve.
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min

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