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Venison Pie

Recipe Ingredients

1 pound ground venison

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped bell pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided

1/8 teaspoon oregano

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce, divided

1 1/3 cups quick-cooking rice

1 cup water

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Method

  1. Combine venison, crumbs, onion, bell pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, oregano, pepper and 1/2 cup tomato sauce. Mix well and pat firmly in bottom and on sides of a 9-inch pie plate, fluting edges.
  2. Combine rice, water, 1/4 cup cheese, remaining tomato sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Pour over meat mixture.
  3. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove foil; add cheese and bake 15 minutes more.
  5. Cut into wedges.

Yield: 6 servings

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