Hello everyone :) I am back from my blogging break :) I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. We really enjoyed ours. Mainly because of this reason below:
During my parents visit here for Thanksgiving week, my father and my husband worked day and night to rennovate our back porch/patio. We are very happy with the outcome and forsee lots of family barbques and get togethers in our future :)
Now, onto the recipe. This is a tradition in our house during the holidays. Whenever family or friends come to visit, I make this dish for breakfast or brunch. I retrieved it from the December 2003 issue of Taste of Home's Best Holiday Recipes.
The original dish calls for hamberger meat, however I have been on this major health kick since after the Thanksgiving holiday and decided to make ours with ground turkey instead of ground beef. Anyone who has tried ground turkey will tell ya that it is pretty bland. You have to kick it up a notch and add spices to it in order to really enjoy it. This is what I did. I added a couple of teaspoons of Emeril's Essense Seasoning, a teaspoon of salt, and a teaspoon of pepper to the turkey while it was sauteing with the onions. I also added another teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. The results were out of this world. The hubby and I were able to indulge in this without feeling the guilt of unhealthy eating. Granted, the rest of the recipe isn't really all that healthy. But at least we tried to make it on the healthy side :) And trying is all that matters, right? The top of the dish came out a little burnt, but it still came out wonderful :) I took it out of the oven an hour ago and what you see in the above picture is what is left over...lol.
The Rating System:
The Hubs: Definite thumbs up everytime I make it
Libby: Same as hubs
Our Three Year Old Daughter: Didn't want to try it...even with the cheese on it
Our One Year Old Son: Thumbs Up
Hash Brown Quiche (Adapted from Taste of Home)
1 package (16 oz) frozen shredded has brown potatoes, thawed
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
3/4 pound ground beef OR ground turkey
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 eggs (we used Egg Beater Substitute that were left over from the Thankgiving holiday...great result)
1/2 cup milk
8 oz. processed American Cheese, cubed
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce (or 2 tsp if you are using ground turkey)
1/2 tsp. salt (plus a little more for sauteing with onions if you use turkey)
1/4 tsp. pepper (plus a little more for sauteing with onions if you use turkey)
A tsp. or 2 olive oil if you are using turkey
2 tsp. of Emeril's Essence Seasoning if you are using the turkey
Combine hash browns and butter in a greased 9 inch pie plate. Press onto the bottom and up the sides, forming a shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef (or turkey) and onion over medium heat...also include olive oil if you are using the turkey. Also add salt, pepper, and Emeril's seasoning to the turkey and onions. Saute until meat is no longer pink and the onions are soft and translucent. Drain and cool for 5 minutes.
In a bowl, combine cornstarch, eggs, and milk until smooth. Stir into meat mixture. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Pour into shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.