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Country Pie

Men seem to really enjoy this simple yet tasty beef and rice pie. They always ask for seconds.—Zelma Hartman, Franklin, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1-1/3 cups instant rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 10-in. pie plate.
  • In a bowl, combine the tomato sauce, rice, 1/2 cup cheese, water and salt. Spoon into meat shell. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.

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  • Suanne
    Dec 18, 2018

    This is a great satisfying dish for a cold day. I omit the salt because there is plenty of sodium in the tomato sauce. It tastes really good if you have any left over and reheats well.

  • bjdane
    Jan 17, 2011

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