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Ground Beef Recipes: Hamburger Pie

Updated on March 5, 2013

Ground Beef is so Versatile

Hamburger pie has a few ingredients and is a great way to stretch your food budget.
Hamburger pie has a few ingredients and is a great way to stretch your food budget.

Easy Recipe for Ground Beef

This easy ground beef recipe is one that brings back some old memories. This is an inexpensive and tasty recipe using almost everyone's favorite-ground beef. Finding a new ground beef recipe that is also inexpensive is often welcome in many households.

When I was married to my first husband, we had very little money to spend on food I created this hamburger dish. .We got several meals from one hamburger pie, however I had to opt for hard boiled eggs for a few dinners to really stretch the pie. I made this hamburger pie originally to save money, and now I make it because it is so good. However, I am more health conscious now and use ground turkey, brown rice and low fat cheese. You can freeze a portion of the pie for another meal. Sometimes after a busy day it is nice to come home and pull something out of the freezer that is a complete meal. Just stick it in the microwave and you will have an instant dinner.

Make a Few Changes for Healthier Fare

Brown rice adds a healthy ingredient.
Brown rice adds a healthy ingredient.
The cheese gives the dish  some zing. And kids love melted cheese.
The cheese gives the dish some zing. And kids love melted cheese.

Ingredients for Hamburger Pie

  • One pound Lean hamburger meat
  • One Egg
  • One-half cup Bread crumbs
  • One medium Chopped onion
  • one-cup Chopped green pepper
  • Three cups Cooked brown rice
  • One-half cup Grated cheddar cheese, to mix in the rice
  • One and one-half cups Grated cheddar cheese, Cover the rice
  • One tablespoon Oregano, Basil , Thyme
  • One tablespoon Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: One hamburger pie serves 6 people

Instructions for Hamburger Pie

  1. Mix hamburger meat, egg, breadcrumbs, chopped vegetables and spices until well blended.
  2. Spread the mixture with your hands in a 9 or 10-inch round glass pie pan. Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F.
  3. Cook the brown rice according to package directions. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese to the mixture. Don't forget to add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.
  4. Bake the hamburger mixture in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  5. Pour the rice mixture in the hamburger shell.
  6. Cover the rice with 1.5 cups of cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake in the oven for 30 more minutes.

Hamburger Pie with Rice

5 stars from 3 ratings of hamburger pie

Serving Ideas for Ground Beef Hamburger Pie

To serve this delicious and cheap recipe for ground beef, cut each piece of the pie ahead of time before serving. However before cutting this delicious hamburger dish, show everyone the complete pie, so they can look forward to digging in. Serve with a tossed green salad and sourdough bread and you have a complete recipe for ground beef that also freezes well, if there is anything left.

It is easy to have ground beef in the freezer. Cheddar cheese keeps for a long time. And rice in the pantry. You can make this recipe anytime with these ingredients. Try some different seasoning such as cumin, tarragon, cinnamon, curry. Get adventurous with these differetn spices.

This dish will keep in the fridge for about 3 days.


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    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      thanks for stopping in Rajan... I also prefer turkey and brown rice. This is of course very economical and that is also good. Thanks for votes and pin.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Carol, I'm glad turkey meat could be used instead of beef as I do't eat beef. Looks simple enough to try. Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up, interesting and pinned.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Lindacee: Thanks so much for your wonderful complements. It is always so appreciated. This community is wonderful.

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      Linda Chechar 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Carol, I'm so loving this recipe! I am a fan of meal-in-one dishes. Just a veggie side and we're good to go. I have sworn off using the oven until cooler weather (I live in Vegas -- way hot!) But I have bookmarked your delish recipe and will try it this fall. Thanks for sharing it with us. Voted up and useful! :)

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I have never had a hamburger pie before... Interesting combination... and it looks like something that I would almost always have the ingredients for... thanks for the interesting recipe!

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing. I appreciate this recipe

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for dropping by Victoria. I think he will like it. Men usually like heavy duty food.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This looks really good. My boyfriend is such a beef kind of guy. I can always find chicken recipes, but hamburger recipes are harder to find. I'll have to try this one out on him. Thanks!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy it...and it is pretty cheap to make!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Since hamburger is a staple of my diet I am all for this recipe. You can count on me trying this in the next week or so.


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