Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 ounces Dried beef, coarsely cut
1 tablespoon Butter or margarine
1 \N 9-inch pastry shell unbaked
7 ounces Swiss cheese, natural coarsely shredded
¼ teaspoon Pepper
4 \N Eggs
1½ cup Half-and-half

Preheat oven to 375 F (moderate) Lightly cook dried beef in fat, about 2 minutes. Cool slightly; sprinkle into pastry shell. Sprinkle cheese over beef. Mix seasonings and sprinkle over cheese. Beat eggs and half-and-half together. Pour over cheese and beef. Bake 40 minutes or until lightly browned and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

NOTE: If beef is very salty, pour 1 cup boiling water over beef.

Drain well; then cut coarsely.

Calories per serving: About 345 Source: FOOD -- by U.S. Department of Agriculture Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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