Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pie Dishes are NOT just for baking pies anymore!

Black Bean Burger Tamale Pie.
While playing with my new EH Cloche on the Egg (Post coming later tonight or tomorrow) I tried out this new recipe from a mile high stack of hamburger recipes on file.  This Tamale Pie features hamburger and black beans and was prepared using my Emile Henry Pie Dish...and for the first time ever, it actually saw the inside of my oven instead of my grill (there's a first time for everything).
  • 1/2 Lb. 85-15 Ground Beef (Free Range)
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Can (15 oz.) Black Beans
  • 1 Cup Chunky Salsa (medium or to taste)
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 Muffin Mix (I used Jiffy Mix)
  • 1/4 Cup 2% Organic Milk
  • 1 Brown Egg (Free Range)
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
This one is incredibly easy and fast...
Mix the Jiffy Mix, egg, milk half the cheese until blended then smooth out the dough mixture and bake for 6 minutes
While the dough bakes, brown the hamburger, onions and pepper (a dash of salt) then dump in the beans (rinsed and drained and set aside.
Layer on the meat mixture (leave a half inch edge for rising and return to oven for 15 minutes (375 degrees).  Remove and add the remaining cheese and bake until cheese melts, remove and serve.