Source: Houston Junior League Cookbook

Beef Pie Surprise
Try this delicious and easy to make beef dish for dinner.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1-2 hours


1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell
1 can (1 pound) Italian style tomatoes, well drained
1/2 cup (scant) tomato paste
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 onion, finely minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound ground beef
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Pre-bake pastry shell for 5 minutes in 425 degree oven. Combine tomatoes, tomato paste, rasins and seasonings. Brown onion slightly in butter and add to tomato mixture. Brown beef in same pan. Add tomato mixture to beef and simmer slowly for 1-2 hours. Add cheese and stir thoroughly. Pour into pastry shell. Bake in 425 degree oven for 30 minutes.