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Saucy Scalloped Pie

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

This uncommon recipe features a ground beef shell and cheesy potato filling. I made this dish out of desperation one day and my family loved it.—Jan Breitkreuz, Onoway, Alberta

Ingredients

  • 1 package (5-1/4 ounces) cheesy scalloped potatoes
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Prepare scalloped potatoes according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine chili sauce and Italian seasoning. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, onion, garlic and 1 cup chili sauce mixture. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until no pink remains; drain. Add mushrooms and Parmesan cheese to scalloped potatoes. Spoon into meat shell.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown. Heat the remaining chili sauce mixture; serve with individual servings.
Simple Suggestion: Out of chili sauce: Combine 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce, 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons vinegar, and use in place of a 12 ounce bottle.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 516 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 2163mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein.

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