unbaked pie pastry
( to fit a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate)
lean ground beef
onion, finely chopped
green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
fresh minced garlic
( or to taste)
dried thyme, crushed
1 -2 teaspoon
( or use 2 tablespoons yellow mustard)
( or to taste)
5 -6 large
onions, thinly sliced
shredded cheddar cheese
( can use more or less)
grated parmesan cheese
- Fit each pastry into the pie plates and flute edges as desired; cover and refrigerate until ready to fill.
- In a large skillet cook the ground beef with onion, bell pepper, thyme and garlic until the beef is well browned; drain fat.
- Mix in Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese and chili sauce; simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Season with seasoned salt and black pepper to taste; cool to almost room temperature.
- Divide and spread the ground beef mixture over the pie shells.
- Top ground beef with about 1 cup grated cheddar cheese; set aside while cooking the onions.
- In the same skillet saute the onions in butter with 2 teaspoons sugar for about 20-22 minutes or until soft and just beginning to brown.
- Sprinkle the top of the cheese evenly with the onions.
- In a bowl whisk together half and half with eggs and cayenne pepper then pour half of the mixture over the onions.
- Sprinkle about 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese over the top of each pie.
- Place both pies on a large baking sheet to catch any spills.
- Bake 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 20-25 minutes or until filling is set.
- Let sit for 20 or more minutes before slicing.