Cheeseburger Pie


There were times when my mom would put something on the table and say, “Eh, it’s something to eat.” That meant that it wasn’t the greatest but it would fill our holes. Those kind of meals were usually thrown together, quickie meals that may have involved a mix, can, or something frozen. Not that there is anything wrong with those things as they are life savers in my meal planning. I tend to brown a few pounds of ground beef all at once and freeze just for that purpose. A defrosted bag of beef mixed with a can of Manwich® for Sloppy Joe’s, or made into a pot of chili, or seasoned for tacos, makes a quick and painless meal on busy nights. I dub Impossible Cheeseburger Pie as an “Eh, it’s something to eat” meal. No one will ever beg for the recipe so why am I even blogging about it? Because I think we can take the most tossed together, everyday recipes and pair them with something healthy and plate them beautifully, for aesthetic purposes, and feel like we have made a little more effort. Its not cheesy, its survival. And its not Filet Mignon but it looks appetizing and it gets the job done. Dotting the ketchup was my hubby’s idea, he does have an eye. Do you have some “Eh, it’s something to eat” meals?

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie®
one pound ground beef, browned
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Heart Smart Bisquick®
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 t. salt
few dashes fresh cracked black pepper
1 T. minced dried onion

To a greased 9″ pie plate add ground beef. Top with cheese. Mix together the rest of the ingredients and pour over cheese. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until golden and set.

Note: When I brown large amounts of ground beef I will freeze 4 cups in one quart zip top freezer bags. Use for chili, tacos, sloppy Joe’s, soups, meat pies, or spaghetti and meatsauce. All hurry-up meals.

Thank you Donna for the Big RK red tassel, it looks beautiful!

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