Monday, October 19, 2009

Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

I've been bummed all weekend about losing my substitute custodian job (I was told it would last until January), but today I had an interview and got a job as high school cook. Two non-glamorous jobs, but the money's a must with Christmas fast approaching. I will really miss all the elementary students and staff, but am glad I will have the opportunity to still work with kids (they're just a little older). I start Monday, so I'm on my weeks vacation and it looks like I will be busy making Halloween costumes and cleaning. The plus side to being a cook is being off during the summer with my kids, unlike last summer which I spent working my butt off! I also love the fact I will get home a little after noon instead of almost 5. I will have more time to prepare yummy dinners like this bacon cheeseburger quiche. It fits into the un-photogenic category, but let me assure you... looks can be deceiving. It's a great way to use up those few extra pieces of bacon leftover from breakfast. If you only have a piece or two you could easily freeze it until you have enough. This quiche doesn't have the traditional pie-type crust, but a meat crust with a rich egg and cheese topping. Sounds strange, but we really enjoyed it topped with ranch dressing! I served it with a salad and rolls for a great supper. Enjoy :)

BACON CHEESEBURGER QUICHE
1 lb lean ground beef
1 small chopped onion
4 slices crisp cooked bacon chopped in small pieces
3 eggs
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup half & half
2 cups shredded cheese (I used colby/jack)

Cook beef and onion and drain. Break up chunks of burger so it's fine pieces. Mix with bacon and press into bottom of a pie pan. Preheat oven to 350. Combine eggs, mayo, half & half and cheese in a blender and mix until whipped well. Pour over beef crust and bake 40-45 minutes. Cool 15 minutes before slicing.

16 comments:

jjnhubbs said...

Yay! I'm so glad you found another job! And with nice hours! This recipe looks yummy, and I have a ton of eggs in the fridge - so we might have this for dinner tomorrow!

Donna-FFW said...

Congrats on your new job!! Lucky students having you for a cook. This sounds like such a pleasant meal!

Annie Jones said...

Congrats on being a lunch lady! (Been there, done that, enjoyed it...)

This quiche looks good, but I had to laugh at the idea of leftover bacon. There's never any of that at our house. :)

Erin M. said...

Congrats on the new gig!

This recipe looks really good (and kid-friendly). Am wondering if you think I could easily substitute ground turkey and still have it be really good? I try not to cook with too much red meat....

Perfect timing, as I'm heading to the store tomorrow w/ my list for the rest of the week!

Ms Bibi said...

Congrats on your new job.
It's great that you get to spend the summer with your kids.

The Quiche looks yummy and most of all budget friendly.

teresa said...

congrats on the new job, i think it sounds fun! the quiche looks just wonderful!

Tonya said...

Visiting from SITS. Have a great day.
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Amber said...

Congrats on finding a new job so quickly...and great low carb meal!

Charisse and Holly said...

Terrific news! Wondering if I could challenge you to make it with less fat? Oh yeah...in all of your spare time right? ha ha Have a great day. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Willoughby said...

Congrats on your new job! The hours sound good and you'll be doing something you like. Awesome!

kys said...

Congrats on your new job! Sounds like a winner.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Congrats on your new job! Cooking beats cleaning any day in my book. This quiche looks delicious!

Krista said...

Congratulations on your new job! At least you're at home in the kitchen ;)

This quiche sounds delish!

Spryte said...

Interesting! We'll give this a try!

Katy ~ said...

I am so happy and relieved for you that you have another position. The days and hours sound much more compatible for your needs right now. I always wanted to be the lunch lady at school.

This does look mighty tasty. It is definitely something we'd enjoy. I'm saving this one.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

That's great that you found a new job.

This looks delicious. Can it be frozen?