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Fast & Easy Dinner: French-Fry Pie

Fast & Easy Dinner: French-Fry Pie

Some Fridays, I arrive home exhausted from a hectic and busy week. I'm not afraid to admit that on these days, I receive a lot of help from the grocery store. Tonight's meal consists of only three easy ingredients and makes for a filling, effortless meal. Flavor ground beef with marinara sauce, and top the whole thing with shoe string French fries. It's a deconstructed version of the classic shepherd's pie, but without all the chopping and stirring. Get the recipe now,

French-Fry Pie
From Real Simple magazine

4 cups frozen shoe-string French fries
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 14-ounce jar marinara sauce

  1. Heat oven to 425° F. Spread the fries on a baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the ground beef in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no trace of pink remains, 8 to 10 minutes. Spoon off any excess fat.
  3. Add the marinara sauce and cook until warmed through. Transfer to an 8-by-11-inch or 8-inch-square baking dish.
  4. Top with the fries. Return to oven for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Serves 4.

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