Spaghetti Beef Pie

Do the chopping and cook the beef and pasta in advance. That way the kids can take over the kitchen, making this recipe for Spaghetti & Beef Pie themselves by simply assembling and heating in the microwave. This recipe's a handy way to use up any leftover spaghetti.

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins

 10 oz (300 g) spaghetti, cooked
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil or thyme
 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin, Round or Chuck*, cooked (see Cooked Ground Beef as follows)
 ½ tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano or Italian seasoning
 1 small onion, chopped
 Pepper
 14 oz (398 mL) spaghetti sauce
 ¼ cup (50 mL) chopped sweet green pepper
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) pepperoni pieces (optional)
 1 cup (250 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese

1

Toss 4 cups (1 L) cooked spaghetti with basil and arrange over bottom and up side of 10 inch (25 cm) glass pie plate.

2

Meanwhile, combine cooked ground beef, garlic powder, oregano, onion, and pepper to taste in 8 cup (2 L) microwaveable casserole dish. Add spaghetti sauce, green pepper and pepperoni. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on High for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour over spaghetti. Garnish with additional pepperoni, if desired.

3

Cover loosely with waxed paper and microwave on High for 5 minutes. Top with cheese. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving. Cut into wedges.

4

Cooked Ground Beef: Cook ground beef in nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon while cooking. Cook until browned and completely cooked. Drain.

5

*Other Options: Lean/Extra Lean Ground Beef

Ingredients

 10 oz (300 g) spaghetti, cooked
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil or thyme
 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin, Round or Chuck*, cooked (see Cooked Ground Beef as follows)
 ½ tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano or Italian seasoning
 1 small onion, chopped
 Pepper
 14 oz (398 mL) spaghetti sauce
 ¼ cup (50 mL) chopped sweet green pepper
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) pepperoni pieces (optional)
 1 cup (250 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

1

Toss 4 cups (1 L) cooked spaghetti with basil and arrange over bottom and up side of 10 inch (25 cm) glass pie plate.

2

Meanwhile, combine cooked ground beef, garlic powder, oregano, onion, and pepper to taste in 8 cup (2 L) microwaveable casserole dish. Add spaghetti sauce, green pepper and pepperoni. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on High for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour over spaghetti. Garnish with additional pepperoni, if desired.

3

Cover loosely with waxed paper and microwave on High for 5 minutes. Top with cheese. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving. Cut into wedges.

4

Cooked Ground Beef: Cook ground beef in nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon while cooking. Cook until browned and completely cooked. Drain.

5

*Other Options: Lean/Extra Lean Ground Beef

Spaghetti Beef Pie
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