Beef and Mushroom Pie

This recipe is delicious and reminds me of my trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. Of course this recipe is a much healthier version of an old time favorite. During the days of the Soviet rule, russian families would bake these wonderful pies. They were inexpensive and very filling. Basically, they are just large bread loaves filled with various meats, veggies, seasoning, and fruits. Beef and mushrooms, chicken and rice, and fruit seem to be the favorites. Now days you can find them at local eateries through out St. Petersburg. Add a salad to this hardy pie and dinner is served. Enjoy!

Beef and Mushroom Pie
Prep: 15 min, Cook: 35 min, plus cooling time.

1 lb. ground beef
5 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1-1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk baking mix

Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Sauté ground beef, mushrooms, onion and garlic 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently until beef is browned. Drain. Spread in a greased 10 inch pie plate. Beat remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl until smooth. Pour into plate. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.

This recipe serves 8 people. Due to the nature of this recipe, it adjusts the number of servings in multiples of 8 only.

Per serving: calories 268, fat 17.5g, 59% calories from fat, cholesterol 121mg, protein 15.8g, carbohydrates 11.5g, fiber 0.7g, sugar 3.7g, sodium 229mg, diet points 7.2.