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Quick and Easy Cheeseburger Pie
When I don't know what else to make for dinner, this is a great go-to meal. However, I make it a tad bit differently than most know this recipe by adding in potatoes and veggies normally found on a cheeseburger.
Being basically cheese, hamburger and onions, it's so hard to go wrong and so easy to make it my own. Sometimes we toss some tomatoes into the mix and sometimes it's mushrooms. You can use all different flavors of cheese and top it all with Bisquick to seal the deal. Voila!
This whole meal only takes a few minutes to pull together, especially since I already have the hamburger cooked.
My husband completely cooks through any hamburger we buy at the grocery store as soon as we bring it home and we bag it up into sandwich bags to be quick and ready to use when we need it. All I have to do is toss in my favorite ingredients to make a full meal.
With everything already "cooked" ahead of time going into the dish, it cooks just that much faster!
I got this idea from a recipe my dad passed on to me when I was younger. He would lay out raw hamburger, then onions, then raw potato slices, and top it all off with American cheese. He would wrap it all up in aluminum foil and toss it into the oven for an hour and we would eat it with tons of ketchup.
This dish tasted a little like that dish, so I added cooked chopped potatoes to make it just that. The extra vegetables just make it taste that much better.
I like it with tons of ketchup, making it like a hamburger and fries. My husband, of course, likes it with barbeque sauce. lol
- 1 pound hamburger
- 1 large yellow onion
- 3 large baking potatoes, or 6 small ones
- 3 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup veggies of your choice, I love mushrooms!
- 1/2 cup Bisquick mix
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9 inch deep dish casserole dish generously with cooking spray.
- Scrub your potatoes clean with water and chop them up really small.
- Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
- Drop in your potatoes, along with a teaspoon of salt or so. Cook for 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, peel and chop your onion roughly and drop the pieces into your food processor.
- Process them down into very small pieces.
- If you have not already cooked your hamburger, thaw it out and dump it into a large skillet.
- Cook until brown and chopped up thoroughly.
- Add in your processed onions with your hamburger and cook down until soft.
- When your potatoes are done, drain them in a strainer in the sink.
- Pour them as is into the bottom of your 9 inch casserole dish.
- Sprinkle a cup and a half of your cheese over your potatoes.
- Now drain and pour your hamburger and onion mixture over the top of your potatoes.
- Now chop up any vegetables you'd like to add to your hamburger casserole and sprinkle them on top of your hamburger.
- Sprinkle your remaining cheese over the top of your hamburger and vegetables, and spread it evenly.
- In a small bowl, mix together your Bisquick, milk and eggs.
- Pour this mixture evenly over the top of your casserole to finish it off.
- Bake for 25 minutes in the oven, or until thoroughly browned, but not burnt.
- Serve with ketchup, barbeque sauce, or anything else that pleases you. You could even top with lettuce and chopped tomatoes if you'd like to really make it a cheeseburger casserole.
|Serving size: 1 out of 6 slices of pie|
|Calories from Fat||189|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 21 g||32%|
|Saturated fat 10 g||50%|
|Carbohydrates 11 g||4%|
|Protein 23 g||46%|
|Cholesterol 135 mg||45%|
|Sodium 530 mg||22%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
One thing I love about this recipe is that there is no need for a side dish as the meat, starch, and veggies are all wrapped up in this one dish. It's even amazing without any sauce!
Not only is this a dish my husband asks for over and over again, but it's great for all ages, and can even be made vegetarian.
The hamburger in this dish can easily be substituted for tofu, veggie burger, black beans and corn, eggs, and even ground meat of another kind, like fish, chicken, or turkey. This is a dish that can truly be modified to make it your own.
Another great thing about this dish is that anyone can do it. Have the hamburger cooked and separated ahead of time and all it needs is 2 minutes in the microwave to thaw and heat. The onions can be chopped and put in raw, and the potatoes can easily be "baked" in the microwave and chopped.
Be creative, have fun, and enjoy this dish as much as we have!
What are your favorite hamburger toppings?
© 2013 Victoria Van Ness