Layered Italian Beef Pie

Brought to you by: Alex B., Julian Middle School
(serves 6-8, good for company)

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Ingredients:

  • italianbeefpie.jpg15 oz. pkg. Pillsbury All Ready Pie Crusts (may substitute any pie crust)
  • 1 t. flour
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 C. spaghetti sauce with mushrooms and onions
  • 2 eggs
  • ΒΌ C. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 9 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 8 oz. (2 C.) mozzarella cheese

Procedure:

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare pie crust according to directions for one-crust pie (9 inch pan). Bake at 450 for 9 to 11 minutes or until very lightly browned; cool.


Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.


In large skillet, brown ground beef; drain well. Add spaghetti sauce; simmer 10 minutes. In medium bowl, beat eggs. Add Parmesan cheese and drained spinach; blend well. Spoon half of meat mixture into cooled, baked crust. Sprinkle with half of mozzarella cheese. Spoon spinach mixture over cheese layer; top with remaining meat mixture . Bake at 350 for 25 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Return to oven until cheese is melted.


Let stand 5 minutes before serving.