Who doesn’t like spaghetti and burgers? I was trying to use up a few leftover ingredients in my fridge, and this seemed to be the obvious choice. I’d like to offer my apologies right now if someone else in cyberspace has already come up with a recipe very similar to this. It wasn’t terribly complicated, but I promise, I’m not stealing! And though this may not be a demonstration of the height of my own creativity, it still tasted sooooooo gooooood….
Spaghetti Burger Pie
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cooked spaghetti squash
1 red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small handful fresh basil, finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon marjoram
6 egg yolks
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet, brown ground beef and ground turkey together. When meat is almost completely browned, add chopped onion and garlic. Add other herbs/spices.
Beat together all eggs in a large mixing bowl. Separate spaghetti squash strands and mix squash into eggs. Using a slotted spoon, gather one spoonful of meat mixture at a time, and mix into egg/squash mixture. (Don’t rush this step – you want the eggs to heat up slowly so they don’t cook. By using the slotted spoon, you can leave behind the “juice” which won’t really help your pie to hold together.)
When the ingredients have all been thoroughly combined, transfer to a buttered 9 inch pie dish and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. If you are a dairy eater, you may want to sprinkle the pie with a little sharp cheddar before baking.
If you’re not already familiar with Civilized Caveman Cooking I highly recommend that you check it out. This guy is really cool, and has a TON of awesome recipes. I sincerely hope he publishes a book sooner than later – I’ll be first in line to pick up a copy.
He’s got a great recipe for Strawberry Peach Cobbler which we enjoyed for dessert tonight. I actually used a combination of Peaches, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, and Marionberries, and I added a little vanilla extract (a la Mark Sisson’s Berry Pancake from one of his Primal Blueprint cookbooks). It was FABULOUS! Here are a couple of photos, just to make you drool… or at least make you wish you had been at my house for dinner tonight: