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Awesome recipe! I had more than enough dough for the crust. Some may prefer a thinner crust, but I am a fan of thick crusts, so it was perfect.
I must start off by saying I love the crust! But what was in it was even more amazing. My husband puts a request in for this dish all the time. THe crust is what won me over. Great job TGirl,RN
I'd make it again, but I would add some more spices as I thought it was a little bit bland. I also agree that it was quite dry. Next time I will try Sylvie's suggestion and leave out the bread crumbs, and maybe have some gravy as well, just in case.
This recipe was very easy to convert into a meatless pie using soy substitute.I used mashed potatoes instead of bread crumbs,but I followed the pastry recipe exactly. Very delicious and a nice pastry to go along with it. I will definately be making this again. Thanks.
A friend makes this all the time & it is so delicious. (He uses ground chuck or sirloin)It's one of the only meat dishes my 5-yr old twins will eat. I've always found it to be moist, but my friend sometimes adds extra cr. cheese & I often use a little less burger (I do use lean burger). I also don't use the onion flakes in the pastry as I usually don't have any. It's still good without. In fact, I left the recipe at my mom's & bought all the ingredients to make this yest. Then I realized the recipe wasn't here so had to change my plans. Now, I can make it w/o worrying about where the recipe is. :)Thanks so much for posting.
I served this with winter mash (swede&potato) and brussel sprouts and it made for a lovely wintery comfort meal. I didn't have any dried onion flakes for the pastry, so I used onion soup mix instead, which worked well. Next time I might leave the breadcrumbs out or add a little beef stock, as I found the filling to be a little dry stock, otherwise I would advise to serve it with gravy to overcome this. Thanks for sharing, I'll be making it again! (Nov 9, 2004) *Update* I forgot to add at the time that this freezes well, just prepare as directed. To reaheat, remove from freezer and allow to defrost, cover with aluminium foil and reheat in a medium oven for approx. 35-45 minutes or until heated all the way through.