Impossible Pie

basic recipe from Bisquick

1 1/3 cups milk
3 eggs
3/4 cups Bisquick
1/4 tsp pepper

  1. Heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth.
  3. Pour over chosen ingredients in a greased 10″ pie pan.
  4. Bake until set, about 25-35 minutes.

Filling options:

  • chicken & vegetables
  • ham & Swiss cheese
  • bacon & Cheddar cheese
  • spinach & Swiss cheese
  • Taco – ground beef with taco seasoning, onions, Cheddar cheese
  • chicken, broccoli & Cheddar cheese
  • ground beef, mushrooms & 1/2 cup sour cream (replace equal amount of milk)
  • green chile & Cheddar cheese
  • cherry tomatoes & Cheddar cheese

Note – all filling ingredients should be chopped in bite-size or smaller pieces and meat should be cooked. If using vegetables with high liquid content such as spinach, squeeze out liquid before using.


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Beef & Mushroom Pie

recipe adapted from Pet-Ritz recipe published in the late 70s

2 – 10″ pie crusts
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 can beef broth
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp parsley, chopped
1/2 cup red wine
3 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp water

  1. Heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Put 1 pie crust in a 10″ pie pan.
  3. Brown ground beef, onion and mushrooms. Drain.
  4. Stir in broth, Worcestershire & wine.
  5. Mix flour & water. Add to beef mixture.
  6. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  7. Pour into pie crust. Top with remaining crust. Seal edges & cut slits in top.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until browned.
  9. Serves 4-6.
  • Tastes like beef burgundy.

Newport Beef Casserole

McCall’s Great American Recipe Card Collection 1973

1/4 cup oil
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced celery
1 lb ground beef
1 can (6 oz) mushrooms, drained
1 cup sherry
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 can (17 oz) diced tomatoes
salt to taste
1/2 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp dried basil
8 oz small shell pasta
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach
1 cup sharp Cheddar, grated
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Parmesan, grated

  1. In hot oil in large skillet, saute onion, garlic, carrot, and celery until onion is golden – about 5 minutes.
  2. Add beef; cook, stirring, until browned.
  3. Add mushrooms, sherry, tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil: simmer, uncovered 1 1/2 hours.
  4. If desired, cool, cover, and refrigerate until needed.
  5. About 45 minutes before serving time, preheat oven to 350F.
  6. Cook shells and spinach as package labels direct. Drain well.
  7. Reheat sauce if needed. Add shells and spinach.
  8. Turn into 3-quart casserole.
  9. Top with bread crumbs and Cheddar.
  10. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes, or until bubbly and browned.
  11. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
  12. Makes 8 servings.
  • NOTES

Moussaka

My mother cut this recipe out of a magazine in the 70s. I have a photocopy of it, but it does not show the magazine’s name. Like many old photocopies, it is faded and very difficult to read. The recipe, however, is as delicious as always.

Servings: 6

Meat Sauce

2 Tbsp butter
1 cup onion, diced
1 ½ lbs ground beef or lamb
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ tsp oregano, dried
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp cinnamon
dash freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
16 oz tomato sauce
2 Tbsp dry bread crumbs

  1. Melt butter in 4 quart Dutch oven.
  2. Add onion and meat, stirring until brown, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, herbs, & spices. Cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce, bring to boil, stirring often. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered, 1/2 hour.
  5. Stir in bread crumbs.
Eggplant

2-2 ½ lbs eggplant
½ cup butter, melted
salt

  1. Halve unpeeled eggplant lengthwise, then slice ½ inch thick.
  2. Place in broiler pan and brush lightly with melted butter. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  3. Broil 4 inches from heat, 4 minutes per side, or until golden.
Bechamel (Cream Sauce in original)

2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
½ tsp salt
dash pepper
2 c milk
2 large eggs

  1. In a medium saucepan melt butter; remove from heat and stir in flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Add milk gradually. Bring to a boil, stirring until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs.
  4. Temper eggs by adding a small amount of hot bechamel sauce, whisking constantly. Return mixture to saucepan. Mix well and set aside.
Topping

½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
½ cup Cheddar cheese, grated

Assembly
  1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
  2. In the bottom of 9″x13″ baking dish, layer 1/2 of the eggplant, overlapping slightly.
  3. Mix cheeses. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons over eggplant.
  4. Spoon meat sauce over top.
  5. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cheese.
  6. Layer rest of eggplant, overlapping as before.
  7. Pour cream sauce over all.
  8. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese.
  9. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and top is set. If desired, brown top under broiler for 1 minute. Cool slightly before serving.
  • You can replace the Cheddar cheese with more Parmesan.

Plantation Ham Pie

Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library 1971

2 Tbsp butter or oleo
3 cups ham, cubed
1 med onion, chopped
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk

Parsley Pinwheels

2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup parsley, chopped

  1. Heat oven to 425 F.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet.
  3. Cook and stir ham and onion in butter until ham is golden and onion is tender.
  4. Stir in soup & milk. Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently.
  5. Pour into greased 8″ square baking dish. Place in oven while you make the Pinwheels.
  6. Stir Bisquick and water to a soft dough. Roll into 12×7 rectangle. Sprinkle parsley over dough. Roll up tightly, beginning at long side. Cut into 9 slices.
  7. Arrange on top of hot ham mixture.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until pinwheels are cooked.
  • The trick to non-soggy biscuits is to make sure the filling is hot before the biscuits are put on top.

Meat Stuffing (for Zucchini or Bell Peppers)

This recipe is adapted from how my mother used to make it.  The measurements are not exact because a lot depends on how thick you want the stuffing to be and how much seasoning you like.

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
8 oz can tomato sauce
saltine crackers
dried basil
black pepper
salt

  1. Brown hamburger and onion.
  2. Add tomato sauce.
  3. Crumble in saltines until stuffing holds together.
  4. Season to taste with basil, pepper & salt.
  5. Stuff into parboiled or roasted zucchini (split & seeded) or par-roasted bell pepper halves.  Top with cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 F for about 20-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese it melted.
  • Precooking the zucchini or bell peppers makes sure the vegetables are done when the stuffing is. Otherwise they will still be hard while your stuffing is getting burned.

Hamburger Loaf aka Meatloaf

This is a recipe that my mother, Sherry Salvage ReVeal Bradley, had for years – I do not know where she got it.

The original recipe was called Cheeseburger Loaf, but I never put the cheese on it.  I also use less ground beef because I like my meatloaf a little softer than the typical one.

1 lb ground beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 large egg
1 tsp salt (optional)
dash pepper

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly – I usually do it by hand.
  3. Put into a deep casserole dish.
  4. Bake for about 1 hour or until browned and bubbly.
  • My favorite way to eat this is with a baked potato.  I split open the potato, spoon the meatloaf over it, and mash it into the potato.
  • You can substitute bread crumbs for the oatmeal.

Filet Gourmet Burgers

this is a recipe that my mother, Sherry Salvage ReVeal Bradley, has had for years – I do not know where she got it

2 lb 80% lean ground beef
2 onions, chopped
8 oz mushrooms, sauteed in 1 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp chili powder (not ground chile)
3 drops Tabasco sauce
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup white wine
salt & pepper, to taste
6 slices bacon
paprika

  1. Mix all ingredients, except bacon and paprika. Shape into 6 – 3/4″ thick patties.
  2. Wrap bacon around patties. Secure with toothpicks.
  3. Sprinkle patties with paprika.
  4. Cook over hot coals until desired doneness.
  • Grilling times from Addicted to Grilling

    Medium Rare (130-135° F):  Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 4 more minutes.Medium (135-150° F):  Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 5 more minutes.

    Medium Well (150-165° F):  Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 6 more minutes.

    Well Done (165° F and up):  Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 7 more minutes.


Flank Steak Islandia

recipe from Sara Garretson – a friend of my mother’s in New Mexico

1 1/2 lb flank steak
juice & zest of one lemon
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp ginger, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp brown sugar
lemon wedges

  1. Trim fat and membrane from steak. Place in a shallow, non-metallic pan.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients, except lemon wedges, and pour over steak.
  3. Marinade for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  4. Drain. Heat remaining marinade to a boil, then remove from heat.
  5. Grill steak over coals for 7 minutes on each side, basting with marinade.
  6. Slice very thinly, diagonally & across the grain.
  7. Serve with lemon wedges.
  • This grilling time will produce a medium rare to medium steak.

Mushroom Spread

8 oz cream cheese
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 green onion, sliced
10 oz mushrooms, chopped finely
4 drops Tabasco
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
dash Worcestershire
salt & pepper, to taste

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Spread on crackers, toast rounds or use as a dip for crudites.

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