Savory Southern-Style Cheeseburger Pie

Savory Southern-Style Cheeseburger Pie

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
569 Calories
36g Fat
30g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 569
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 47%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 1008mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 229mg 18%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 458mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you're looking for a meal idea for a particularly busy day, look no further. This cheeseburger pie is a family-tested and approved one-dish meal that is sure to please even the pickiest family.

A frozen pie crust or a refrigerated pastry sheet makes it super quick and easy. Or make a homemade crust if you have the time. This food processor pastry takes no more than about 5 to 10 minutes to fix. The ground beef and several typical cheeseburger toppings make it taste like a cheeseburger. The ground beef filling includes dill pickle slices, ketchup, and mustard. Shredded cheddar or cheddar jack cheese is the topping for this savory pie.

Serve cheeseburger pie with french fries or roasted potatoes, corn, and a tossed salad or coleslaw for an enjoyable lunch or dinner.


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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon burger seasoning, or a steak seasoning blend

  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup plain fine breadcrumbs

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 6 slices dill pickles, chopped, optional

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese, divided

  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell

  • Fresh tomatoes, sliced, chopped, optional

  • 6 to 8 cooked pieces bacon, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for easy cheeseburger pie recipe

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  2. Preheat oven to 375 F. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble ground beef into skillet and add chopped onion.

    Beef and onions cooking in a skillet

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  3. Cook until onion is translucent and ground beef is no longer pink, stirring constantly. Drain off excess fat.

    Beef and onions cooking in a pan

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  4. To beef and onion mixture, add minced garlic, along with burger seasoning or steak seasoning blend, salt, pepper, and breadcrumbs. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

    Beef and onions cooking in a skillet

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  5. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with mustard, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce.

    Egg mixture in a bowl

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  6. Stir in chopped dill pickle slices, if using.

    Egg and pickle mixture in a bowl

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  7. Stir egg mixture into cooled ground beef mixture.

    Egg mixture mixed with the beef mixture in the pan

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  8. Add about 1/2 cup of the cheese and stir to blend.

    Add cheese to the beef mixture in the pan

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  9. Pack meat and cheese mixture into pie shell and bake for 30 minutes.

    Pack meat and cheese into the crust

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  10. Top with sliced tomatoes and bacon, if using, and then top with remaining shredded cheese.

    Top the beef mixture with tomatoes and cheese

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  11. Bake cheeseburger pie for 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until cheese topping has melted and crust has browned.

    Savory Southern-Style Cheeseburger Pie

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  • If you use seasoned breadcrumbs, we recommend reducing the salt to 1/4 teaspoon so that the salt flavor is not too much.

Recipe Variations

  • For a lighter version, make the pie with ground turkey thighs.
  • The recipe calls for cheddar jack cheese, but feel free to use American cheese, cheddar, or a blend of cheddar and mozzarella.
  • Feel free to add some mushrooms to this dish.

How to Store

Any leftovers of this cheeseburger pie can be stored in the fridge, tightly wrapped with plastic wrap, and eaten within four days.