Large hamburger pie

Hamburger Pie

This is a favorite recipe when my kids were growing up. It's quick and easy for a busy family, can be prepared ahead of time and it taste good warmed up.

Yield: 4-5 servings

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Hamburger Pie Recipe

Preparation Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix meat, 1 1/3 cup instant potatoes (dry), the egg, seasonings, onion, catsup and milk. Spread in ungreased pie pan, 9x1 1/2 inches. Bake uncovered 35 minutes until ground beef is done. Drain fat if you want from pie pan.

Prepare remaining instant patotoes as directed on package for 4 servings. Top baked meat loaf with mashed potatoes, sprinkle with cheese. Bake 3 to 4 minutes longer or until cheese melts.

Yield: 4-5 servings
Helpful Hints

You can make meat mixture ahead of time. Put it in the pie pan store in refrigerator covered up to 24 hours or freeze in a large patty the size of the pie pan for up to 4 months. Thaw 5-8 hours in refrigerator or cook patty frozen.

I have used left over mashed potatoes for the top.

Photo by Cathy Michaels.


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Shannon Kievit

I am using this recipe but incorporating my own things into it such as the fourth of a cup of fresh chopped mushrooms of your choice. I use real potatoes. Celery, onions, all fresh Ben spriggs of Italian seasonings

Veronica H

I have been looking everywhere for this particular recipe for Hamburger Pie. I originally had a similar recipe from some Betty Crocker recipe cards, which I lost. All the newer versions call for vegetables and tomato soup. My son (now 26) remembers this version and has been waiting for me to make it again. Thank you so much!

Susie M

This recipe is fabulous! For some extra zing, mix a few chives into the potato topping and sprinkle the topping with more Old World Seasoning, I dolloped the potatoes in a ring, and put the cheese into the center and around the outer edge of the potatoes. We are sampling this recipe at my shop (Streeter's Specialties) in Laurens, Iowa to introduce this seasoning.

kristen M

Although I haven't made this recipe yet, I'm thrilled to find something so simple that doesn't require loads of ingredients. I have everything I need to make this tonight and I can't wait! Sounds like some great comfort food. Mmmmm!

Thank you for sharing!