Rustic Italian Pie.

You can cook Rustic Italian Pie using 16 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Rustic Italian Pie

  1. Prepare 1 lb of ground beef.
  2. You need 1 lb of Italian sausage.
  3. You need 1 of onion, chopped.
  4. It’s 3 clove of garlic, minced.
  5. Prepare 1 can of canellini beans (great white northern).
  6. You need 2 can of diced tomatoes.
  7. Prepare 1 can of tomato paste.
  8. You need 1 bunch of Italian parsley, chopped.
  9. Prepare 2 tbsp of garlic salt.
  10. Prepare 3 tbsp of Italian seasoning.
  11. You need 2 tbsp of sugar.
  12. It’s 2 tbsp of oregano.
  13. It’s 1 tsp of paprika.
  14. You need 1 of polenta, I use Bob's Red Mill.
  15. You need 1 of fresh grated Parmesan.
  16. You need 1 cup of Parmesan, grated.

Rustic Italian Pie step by step

  1. Make polenta per package instructions..
  2. While polenta is being prepared, brown hamburger and Italian sausage with onion and garlic in a large pot or Dutch oven..
  3. Drain excess fat from meat mixture..
  4. Add beans and mix well. Then add both cans of diced tomatoes. I use the basil, oregano, and garlic kind. Heat thoroughly..
  5. Add tomato paste and seasonings (you can use whatever amount and kind you prefer. I estimated my amounts, as I season and taste constantly until I reach the flavor I like)..
  6. Once polenta is nearly done add grated Parmesan cheese to mixture and mix well..
  7. Pour meat mixture in casserole dish and pour polenta over that, making sure to completely cover meat mixture..
  8. Place in 365 preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until polenta is nicely baked..
  9. Serve in bowls with freshly grated Parmesan cheese..

By Debra McCollins

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