I made this a few weeks ago, when I still had a few tomatoes left from my garden.
I will admit that I do, very occasionally, buy tomatoes in the winter. Even the relatively hard ones will add a bit of flavor when cooked in a dish like this.
As usual, this has a potato crust.
Someday I might actually make a proper pie crust….
More likely I’d just buy one at the supermarket.
Beef and Pepper Quiche
Total time: 60 minutes
- 2 medium potatoes, 12oz (360gr) total, shredded (not peeled)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp celery salt
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8oz (240gr) ground beef
- 2 tomatoes, very thinly sliced
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 3oz (90gr) Gruyere cheese, sliced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) cup milk
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120gr) Greek yogurt
- Mix shredded potato, salt and egg.
- Pat into a lightly oiled quiche or 10″ (25cm) pie plate, working it up the sides a bit for the edges.
- Bake in 400F (200C) oven for 15 minutes.
- Sauté onions, pepper and garlic in oil over medium high heat until tender
- Add beef and sauté, breaking it up as is browns
- .Add chili powder, oregano,and set aside until needed
- Whisk eggs, mustard, yogurt and milk together.
- To assemble: Remove crust from oven.
- Arrange the tomatoes in a single layer on crust.
- Spread the beef mixture evenly on top.
- Top with cheese.
- Pour egg mixture over all and bake, 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before cutting.
Note: I usually put the quiche dish on a baking sheet to make it easier to handle – it gets kind of full.
My technical problem has been solved.
It was entirely my fault.
The issue was that I was getting perilously close to using up my allotted 800,000 CPU seconds for the month.
In my defense I didn’t know my CPU seconds were monitored let alone limited.
Now I do so I shall be more diligent.
My site host was kind enough to inform me when I hit the 90% mark.
They were also kind enough to offer some potential causes.
In a nutshell, the the cause was my very bad habit of leaving browser tabs open even when I’m not using them and have no plans to use them in the near future.
I was leaving my admin page open which, of course, was constantly updating itself even though I was doing nothing.
I mean, really…. these computers should be smarter than that.
Actually, it was a plugin causing the issue but only because I let it.
In other words it was my fault.
I have learned my lesson, and all is forgiven.
Until the next time.
Aren’t you glad I told you all that?