Have you ever started to make a recipe without checking to make sure you have all the ingredients, then you realize when you’re in waist-deep, that you don’t actually have all the ingredients?
Well, I can tell you that has happened to me numerous times. However, this recipe is a by-product of my forgetfulness, so it’s hard to have regrets.
Here’s how it went down: I have a great recipe for sausage and red-pepper quiche, and I was planning on making it for supper. However, after prepping the crust, I realized we didn’t actually have a red pepper. Or sausage. I took advantage of the opportunity to get creative and subbed in ground beef for the sausage and a diced tomato for the bell pepper. And what I came up with is none other than this cheeseburger quiche:
Is this a new thing? I feel like I may have invented a new thing. Probably not, but hey, a girl can dream. It turned out to be quite delicious and I felt that it was definitely something worth sharing with y’all.
So, if you’re feeling like living on the edge, I encourage you to try this recipe out.
Start by making the crust. After checking your cupboards/fridge for the proper ingredients, that is.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Combine 1 c. + 2 T. flour, with 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon salt.
Add in 3-4 tablespoons of milk, and carefully combine until the dough starts to form.
Roll out the dough into a circle large enough to fit a 9 inch pie pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes. While the crust is baking, start your filling by browning 1 lb. hamburger. I added minced onion and garlic, salt and pepper, and some cooked and crumbled bacon to add some flavor to the dish.
Drain the meat well, and stir in 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese.
Dice up 1 tomato into small chunks. Once the crust is done, you can begin to layer your filling ingredients, starting with the beef and cheese.
Spread the diced tomatoes over this.
And finish with egg mixture.
Bake in the 425 degree oven for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Here’s the full recipe:
- 1 c. + 2 T. flour
- 1 T. sugar
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2/3 c. shortening
- 3-4 T. milk
- 1 lb. ground beef + seasonings
- 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 Roma tomato, diced
- 1/2 c. half-and-half
- 1 tsp. mustard
- 1/4 c. milk
- 3 eggs
Combine flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbling. Stir in milk until dough forms. Roll out dough and transfer to the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 7 minutes. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef with seasonings of your choice. Drain meat and mix with shredded cheese. In a separate bowl, beat 3 eggs, and add in half-and-half , mustard, and milk. Mix well. Layer beef on bottom of baked crust, top with diced tomatoes, and pour egg mixture over everything. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, and then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for an additoinal 10-15 minutes.
Have a great week!