Today we have another pie for Pie July!
I swear it’s pie. You can’t call something “corned-beef pie” and have it not be pie, right?
- 1 1-pound can corned-beef hash
- 1/2 cup catsup
- 1 slightly beaten egg
- 1 12-ounce package frozen Lima beans
- Combine corned-beef hash, catsup, and egg. Press into bottom and sides of greased 8×1/2-inch round pan. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 30 minutes.
- Fill with Lima beans, cooked according to directions on package and seasoned to taste.
- Top with Cheese Sauce: Melt 1/4 pound sharp process-American cheese over hot water. Gradually stir in 2 tablespoons milk.
Savory pies are a thing! Sure, sweet pies are more fun, but savory pies exist.
And meat crusts are also a thing, although much, much less common.
Of course, I don’t usually use canned hash to make the meat crust, nor a half cup of ketchup. But savory pies are totally a thing, this will work! Optimism!
Optimism waned somewhat when the crust didn’t change after baking. Well, no, it got warmer.
“I thought you said July was pie month.”
“It’s a pie. It just sort of fell apart when I was serving. The crust is, um… no, just taste it.” Not a good idea to tell Buzz when there’s a large dose of ketchup in his food.
The kitten thought it was very tempting… not actually a great sign, come to think of it.
“Oh… wow. What the hell is in that crust?”
“I meant all the ketchup!”
Tasted like a tomato crawled in there and died. Actually not quite as bad as expected, because the lima beans were yummy and cheese rarely disappoints. But the hash-ketchup crust was a crime against meat crusts.