Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Lie and a Pie

Tonight's dinner is not a new recipe - I've made it several times before, and actually was scheduled to prepare it last week. However, because I was a tad sniffly, it was bumped to today.

The kid is usually pretty easy to please when it comes to food, but he's pretty sure that he does not like hamburgers. Honestly, I don't get it. He likes meatballs. And countless other items that are made with ground beef, but utter the word "hamburger" and it is an insta-no-go.

Therefore, I told the kid we were having turkey pie. Because he likes things with turkey (turkey tacos, anyone?). He pointed out the suspiciously-colored meat, and I told him it was the seasoning. Yes, I lied. Blatantly and purposefully. Just another notch in my "mother of the year" status.

P.S.: A special birthday shout-out to Christy @ The Daily Dish! Check out her blog... it's fabu!

Hamburger Pie
Source: Weight Watchers Magazine, March/April 2010

  • 1 c. low-fat baking mix (i.e., Bisquick) + 2 tbsp
  • 1/4 c. skim milk
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 minced garlic clove (used refrigerated)
  • 1/2 c. eggbeaters
  • 1/2 c. low-fat shredded cheddar
  • 2 tbsp parm cheese
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  • To make crust, mix 1 c. Bisquick and milk in medium bowl until soft dough forms. Transfer to lightly floured surface and knead five times. Roll out into 6-inch round, put in pie plate, pressing it evenly against bottom and side of dish.
  • Spray large skillet w/ spray and set over med-high heat. Add beef, onion, Worcestershire sauce and garlic; cook until beef is browned through. Stir in 2 tbsp Bisquick. Remove skillet from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, add eggbeaters, cheese and parm to a small bowl, combine. Spoon beef mixture over crust, top evenly with cheese mixture.
  • Bake until filling is set and crust is golden, approx. 25-30 mins.
Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 234 cal; 3g sat fat (0g trans); 44mg chol; 501mg sodium; 19g carb; 22g protein

There's no fooling this kid. Although I don't think he caught on that it was actually "hamburger" instead of "turkey," he still didn't like it. Nor did he like the Alexia fries I served as an accompaniment. He did eat all of his broccoli, and I let him have a banana so he wasn't totally starving. We do have a rule - what I make for dinner is all you get - so the banana was a big concession. Again - mother of the year here.

The hubs and I both liked the meal - I didn't eat most of the crust because it was a little too much (and I kind of screwed it up when I was making it - too much milk), but the hubs ate his entire portion.

Three Forks


1 comment:

  1. LOL!!!! Well done! I am NOT advocating lying but MAN I feel your pain. Until just recently my older daughter wouldn't touch a hamburger with a 10 foot fry. One day she decided it was time and now she loves them. Go figure? But I went through the same thing. Irritating!!

    Thanks SO MUCH for the birthday shout-out! YOU ROCK, my friend!!