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Country Pie

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 Recipe Information  
Category: Casseroles
# of Servings: 6 - 8
Recipe Entered By: Amyh
Recipe Created By: Kathy Przywara

1  pound  lean ground beef
1/4  cup  minced onion
1/4  cup  minced green pepper
1  cloves  garlic, minced or pressed
1  cup  long grain rice
2  cups  water
1  15 ounce can  tomato sauce
8  ounces  sliced American cheese (optional)

Combine rice and water in saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and cook 8 minutes. (Rice will not be completely done.) Allow to cool slightly.

Combine ground meat, onion, pepper, garlic, and 1/4 cup tomato sauce. Pat mixture into a large deep dish pie dish or other deep round baking dish. Meat mixture should cover the bottom and come up the sides 1 1/2 inches like a pie shell.

If using sliced cheese, reserve 4 slices and dice remainder. Cut reserved slices into strips. If using shredded cheese, reserve about 1/2 cup for the top.

Combine parboiled rice, cheese, and remaining tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Put rice mixture into meat shell. Top with reserved cheese - if using slices/strips, arrange like a lattice crust.

Place baking dish on a cookie sheet (it has a tendency to boil over) and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

Copyright Kathy Przywara 2005, all rights reserved.

Shredded cheddar cheese can be used instead of sliced American cheese. To make dairy free, the cheese can be omitted completely.

Verify that the tomato sauce is safe for your needs.

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 Gluten  Wheat  Fish  Shellfish  Sesame  

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