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independence potato pie

Recipe by
Carmen Pearlswig
Sandston, VA

For Independence Day this year we went no where. We've been working, I was feeling lazy, didn't feel like cooking. Wanted to make something good and easy. Family LOVED it. I can think of plenty of add-ins, but I'm gonna let you be creative w/ that part.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Broil

Ingredients For independence potato pie

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 can
    sliced potatoes
  • 3 or 4
    different types of shredded cheese
  • seasoning salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder

How To Make independence potato pie

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to HI Broil, leave rack on middle shelf. Grease 8 or 9 inch pie plate (I used glass). Open & drain can of potatoes.
  • 2
    Season ground beef w/ season salt, black pepper & garlic powder (or season w/ what ever you wish) to taste, then brown.
  • 3
    While ground beef is browning, place a thin layer of the sliced potatoes, about a 3rd or less of the can, on the bottom of the pie plate. Sprinkle w/ black pepper and one of your cheese choices. (I chose mozzarella.) Place in the oven until the cheese starts to brown, then remove from oven.
  • 4
    Once ground beef is browned, drain the fat & pour the meat into the pie plate, spread it as evenly as you can. Sprinkle w/ another of your cheese choices, (I choose cheddar.) then cover w/ remainder of potato slices. Lightly sprinkle potatoes w/ black pepper & season salt (or what ever seasoning you choose) then place back into the oven, broil for 6-7 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • 5
    Sprinkle on what ever other cheese choice (I choose a Mexican mix & crumbled Feta). Place back into oven and broil for ~2 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • 6
    Serve w/ sour cream, green onions, crumbled bacon, basically what ever toppings you might enjoy! Follow w/ ice cream!