Southwestern Meat Loaf Pie Recipe

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My family loves spicy foods, so my files are filled with recipes that call for salsa and cumin. This pie can easily be taken to the harvest fields in summer and fall.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups salsa, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Additional salsa, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 276 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, 3/4 cup salsa, cracker crumbs, cumin, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes; drain.
  2. Combine the rice, 1/2 cup cheese and remaining salsa. Spread over meat shell. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  3. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serve with additional salsa if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Meat Loaf Pie in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p176

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 276 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

This is a very tasty option for somebody who likes "main course pies" with ground beef but prefers rice to pasta!

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

Excellent!! My whole family loved this! A keeper!

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