From "From Portland’s Palate...A Collection of Recipes from the City of Roses," published in cooperation with your DailyInbox newsletter.


  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 (6-ounce) box seasoned croutons, divided
  • 1 (4-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten and divided
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, deveined and chopped
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tomato, sliced


    In a large bowl, combine beef, 1 cup seasoned croutons, tomato sauce, chili powder, onion, salt and 1 egg.  Mix well and press into sides and bottom of a 9-inch pie pan.

    In a separate bowl, combine remaining croutons, egg, mushrooms, green pepper and cheese.  Mix well and layer on top of beef crust.  Arrange tomato slices over pie.

    Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

    SERVES: 6

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