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Country Pie

An oldie but a goodie
Country Pie

Country Pie is old-fashioned comfort food at its best, and it's a snap to make. The savory ground beef crust perfectly complements the creamy rice, tomato and cheddar cheese filling.

This recipe is from Helen O'Connor of Knoxville, Tennessee, who sent in a copy of her "well-used and loved" recipe for a pie that she cut out of a magazine ad for Hunt's tomato sauce. This recipe was originally published in The Baltimore Sun.

Ready in
50 m
15 m
(prepare time)
35 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


For the crust:

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1/2 Cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 Ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/4 Cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 Cup green pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon oregano

For the filling:

  • 1 1/3 cups instant rice, such as Minute Rice
  • 12 Ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup grated cheddar cheese, divided


For the crust:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate.

Step 2: In a bowl, combine 1 pound ground beef, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 4 ounces tomato sauce, 1/4 cup chopped onion, 1/4 cup chopped green pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon oregano. Mix well with a fork.

Step 3: Pat the meat mixture gently into the bottom and sides of the greased pie plate.

For the filling:

Step 1: In a large bowl, combine 1 1/3 cups instant rice, 12 ounces tomato sauce, 1 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese.

Step 2: Spoon rice mixture into the prepared meat shell. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 25 minutes.

Step 3: Uncover, top with remaining 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese. Bake uncovered for another 10 to 15 minutes.