We're still sorting out the "box from Hell" and all of the (literally) hundreds of recipes that have accumulated over the last 40 years. An overdue project, yes, but the fun part still is discovering various index cards and crumpled paperwork and not having any idea whatsoever as to where it came from or who gave it to you and when, etc. 

No date on today's so-old-it's-yellowed 3x5 card. Gotta say the handwriting sure looks pretty, very much like the Declaration Of Independence and a little difficult to decipher, but I think we got it right.

This time, we actually do remember making this dish a few times years ago, so we're going to bring it back this weekend for ol' times sake. Especially if you can't go out and properly charcoal grill your burgers. Make it a pie!

Cheeseburger Pie:

Pastry: 9" pie crust

1 lb. ground beef

1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/4 chopped onion

1/2 cup tomato sauce & bread crumbs

1/4 cup chopped bell pepper

In a skillet, brown beef, onion and pepper

Drain excess fat and blend with all remaining ingredients

Line pie plate with pastry, then pour meat mixture into pan

Cheese topping:

1/2 tsp. salt, dry mustard and Worcestershire sauce

1 egg

1/4 cup milk

2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)

Bake at 350 for 30 min.

The kids went bonkers for this! I remember when the girls were little, they loved having their "cheeseburger without a bun", served up with your choice of french fries (those thick, steak-size babies do the trick; the thinner-style ones kinda get lost in the mix).

Also works out well when the gang comes over for a Pats game.

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