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.
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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.
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.