Cheeseburger (in paradise) Pie

by strawberryginger on November 3, 2011

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Since Ryan will be in Law School for the next 3 years, we’re currently running on a “student budget” especially since I haven’t found (the right) job yet. That means we can’t always go to the pub for burgers and beer like we used to when we were both working in advertising. Geez, looking back it seems as if take-out, pub, or restaurant food was almost a daily occurrence  because we were just too tired (and lazy) to cook anything. I don’t want to feel like I have to sacrifice that pub-like goodness. I still want that same self-indulgent feeling of going out for bad food – and I know Ryan does too. So, as a compromise, I brought the pub to our house. Well, sort of. I adapted this amazingly sinful recipe (courtesy of Better Crocker) and we drank some ice cold pints on the side. I even put the glasses in the freezer. Tonight, our dinner was even better than the pub. Sort of. P.s. I felt like listening to Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett while I made this.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • a dash or worcester sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (I used 3/4 cheddar and 1/4 mozzarella)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of Original Bisquick mix
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Spray a 9 inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray
  • Cook beef and chopped onion in a skillet over medium about 10 minutes or until beef is brown. Drain excess fat.
  • Stir in salt, garlic powder and worcester sauce and then spread in pie plate
  • Next, sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the beef
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and Bisquick. Make sure you try to get as many lumps out as you can. Pour over meat mixture.
  • Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until a knife comes out cleanBake in oven for 25 minutescheeseburger pie
Serves 4-5 people

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Terry May 3, 2013 at 2:06 am

I’m gonna cook this soon! Sounds right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.I’ve been looking for some good meaty recipe using Bisquick and I believe rhis is gonna be GREAT!

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strawberryginger strawberryginger May 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

No problem! It’s super easy and really yummy too! Enjoy!

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Pamela Moyer June 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Great site. Just found you!

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strawberryginger strawberryginger July 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Thanks so much for the comments and for stopping by Pamela!

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pat reese June 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

i make a close version of this.but this sounds much better and looks so very good and simple.i love and cook on a budget so i love easy,beef,budget easy meals so much.especially for the hot summer months.cant wait to try this

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strawberryginger strawberryginger July 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Hi Pat – Thanks for your comment and for stoping by! This is such an easy and budget friendly recipe. Let me know what you think when you try it! :)

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granny July 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm

this recipe sure sounds yummy, but when i make it , i will use
ground turkey….
BUT what i would like to know…. where does the RED come from, ????????

i do not see tomatoes in the recipe…. do I add tomatoes ? browned tomatoes,
or a can of drained tomatoes ???????

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strawberryginger strawberryginger July 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Hi there – The picture is the best quality I suppose because it appears that there is red in the casserole but there isn’t. Its the melted cheese on top – and I think it became that colour because I added mozza cheese in the mix.

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Diane Runyan July 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

This was easy to put together. Excellent with a cold beer!

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strawberryginger strawberryginger July 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm

oooh! A cold beer is a perfect pairing! Thanks for stopping by Diane!

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Terri Greene July 7, 2013 at 11:14 am

Made this last night. The only problem I ran into was that it was bland. It needed something to give it flavor. My husband and I added some pico sauce to it and it was great. At the second helping, we added some ketchup and that added flavor too. The ketchup made it taste more like a cheeseburger.

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strawberryginger strawberryginger July 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Hi Terri – thanks so much for your comments and for stopping by. Your suggestions sound perfect – I will try that next time I make it! :)

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KathyS July 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm

OH, YUM! This sounds soooooo good. This is the kind of stuff I need for on-the-run lunches that we all do in the Summer… I’m going to try it tomorrow – too hot now for baking but early tomorrow would be good…

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strawberryginger strawberryginger July 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Hi Kathy! It is SO delicious! Once you try it let me know what you think! :)

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SHIRLEY July 7, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I tried the cheeseburger pie, and I loved it, thanks for shareing

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strawberryginger strawberryginger July 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

So glad you enjoyed it Shirley! :) Thanks for your sweet comment!

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Heather July 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I made this a little healthier, by using diet lean ground beef, 2% cheese, lowfat milk, and I used Pioneer whole grain baking mix instead of regular Bisuick.

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alex lessig July 20, 2013 at 4:12 pm

It looks delicious and I’m going to make that tonight. One question tho, how much worcester sauce? I’m really a beginner and I’m not sure what a “dash” is. Thanks.

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strawberryginger strawberryginger July 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Hi Alex- if you need a precise amount, I would use 1/4th of a teaspoon. Hope this helps.

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Kelly Mills July 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I added mustard on top of my meat mixture and used turkey. It was awesome!

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strawberryginger strawberryginger August 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Thanks for the feedback Kelly! And great suggestion to sub with Turkey!

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Karla July 27, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Sounds yummy. Serve with shredded lettuce and tomato on top and you’ve really got a cheeseburger! Can’t wait to try it.

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strawberryginger strawberryginger August 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Thanks for the feedback Karla!

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liz July 29, 2013 at 1:07 am

I’m going 2 try this it looks great, I’m going 2 try it during the family gathering 4 labor day.Thanks 4 sharing the recipe.

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strawberryginger strawberryginger August 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm

No problem Liz! Thanks for stopping by!

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Angie August 17, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I made this tonight. I actually put more cheese than it called for and a little more worchestire sauce but it was delicious. My kids ate it so that’s a plus….they are picky! :) thanks

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strawberryginger strawberryginger August 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm

No problem Angie! Extra cheese always tastes better- great idea!

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Lizz J August 18, 2013 at 9:38 am

I’ve made this for years and my kids love it! Even my picky son. Sometimes I add onion and mushrooms and even a layer of corn. It’s super easy and turns out every time.

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strawberryginger strawberryginger August 29, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Thanks for the feedback Lizz! :)

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Donna August 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Hi Kim,
I just found you on Pinterest. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Fast, easy and pretty sure delicious too! I’m from New Orleans, La and we are use to slow, all day CAJUN cooking down here. But it’s worth every minute. :) But sometimes we just need a little relax time. So can’t wait to try, thanks Kim!
Your new friend from down the BAYOU!

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strawberryginger strawberryginger August 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Thanks Donna! I loved your comments – I can’t wait to go down to New Orleans to try your infamous food! :)

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Chewie August 25, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I fixed this for dinner tonight. My wife and I loved it! She added ketchup and mustard on her slices to give it a tad bit more of a loaded cheeseburger taste! Definitely something I’ll fix again!

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strawberryginger strawberryginger August 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Thanks for the feedback – glad you like it!! :)

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Jamie August 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Very bland

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strawberryginger strawberryginger August 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Thanks for the feedback sorry you didn’t like it!

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Michele September 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I I thought it was bland too at first but then I used sharp cheddar cheese the next time I made it and it made a huge difference. You can always try different cheeses.

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Jamie August 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Ketchup helped

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strawberryginger strawberryginger August 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm

I love ketchup on my cheeseburgers! :)

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Donna August 29, 2013 at 10:42 pm

When you visit New Orleans Kim, make sure you have 2 weeks free. There is so much to see!

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terri September 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm

This was an easy delicious meal,great for fall football weather

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strawberryginger strawberryginger September 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Thanks Terri!

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Kim September 17, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Do you think you could prepare ahead of time and bake later?

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strawberryginger strawberryginger September 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by.
Good question, but I think it might get too soggy.

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Marianne in Mo. September 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm

This sounds good, I’ll have to give it a try!
I have a recipe I make all the time,sort of similar. We call it taco pie, but it’s not really. Use a pie crust, browned ground beef seasoned with a packet of taco seasoning, cheddar cheese and – MASHED POTATOES!!! I usually put a light layer of cheese on the bottom, then the meat, more cheese, and top with potatoes. Bake about 20 mins., then sprinkle with a bit more cheese, and bake ’til melted. Let it cool about ten mins., So it’s easier to serve. I use about 2 cups total cheese, and even cheat sometimes with Potato Buds instant potatoes, which we think are closest to real potatoes. My whole family loves this, and my son in laws will about die for it! Give it a try!

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strawberryginger strawberryginger September 21, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Hi Marianne! This taco pie sounds awesome. I am going to try this and if it works out I will post about it! When I do I will give you the credit for it. Sounds awesome-and thanks for stopping by!

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vicki November 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I just made this and I wanted to eat the whole thing! So good—I added some mustard on the side of my plate and used it for dipping .

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strawberryginger strawberryginger November 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm

So glad you enjoyed it, Vicki! :)

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Theresa December 19, 2013 at 10:14 am

Going to give this a try tomorrow. Looks good!

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Kathy February 14, 2014 at 5:41 pm

I made this and found it a bit eggy (?) Any suggestions?? I thought about using only one egg, but not sure if that would affect the consistency. By the way, it still was eaten entirely by my family–

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strawberryginger strawberryginger February 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Hi Kathy! Thanks for stopping by for your comment. I would suggest adding more meat next time. I find that you could use 1.5lbs of meat and it would still taste great. Hope this works! :)

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jennifer February 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Just made this with a few tweeks. Added bacon to my ground beef and then made a beschamel (sp?) sauce. Mixed the beef and sauce together, topped with cheese and pre made croissant dough. Superb!!!!!! Thanks for the new idea for dinner!!!!

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strawberryginger strawberryginger February 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Thanks Jennifer! These tweaks sound delicious! Will try them next time! ;)

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dee February 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I am gonna make and add frozen peas and serve with brown gravy like shepherds pie.

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Mandy March 1, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I’m looking for great recipes that I can make in advance and freeze. Can this be made in advance and frozen? And if so, do I go ahead and bake it, then freeze, or mix, freeze, that and bake when ready for it? Thanks so much!

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strawberryginger strawberryginger March 1, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Hey Mandy! Great question- while I have never tried making this ahead and freezing it, I don’t think this recipe would turn out properly if you did freeze it. It’s because of the Bisquick – I think it the dish would be soggy after a freeze/reheat. Just my 2 cents but let me know how it goes if you decide to try it. ;)
Thanks for stopping by!
Also- a great source for finding make ahead meals is allfreecasserolerecipes.com

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Kim Richards March 17, 2014 at 1:36 am

Yummy! I made this tonight and my family loved it! I had some mushrooms and a little green pepper so I added them to the meat while cooking the onion. I also stepped up the Worcester to 2 dashes and added a little ketchup. Loved it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Ruth Cooper June 14, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Love this recipe use it a lot. The only changes we’ve made, is we add chopped pickles to the meat mixture, and the after I pour the bis quick over top we drizzle ketchup and mustard, because who really ever eats a burger without pickles , mustard and ketchup!

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