Hamburger Upside-Down Casserole With Biscuit Topping

Hamburger Upside-Down
Hamburger Upside-Down. Diana Rattray
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Ratings (4)

This easy ground beef mixture is topped with a soft biscuit dough and then the casserole is baked until the topping is browned. I used a small carton -- about 1 1/2 cups -- of crushed tomatoes in the casserole instead of tomato soup, and it was very good.

It's meant to be turned out onto a platter, but I found it easy to scoop servings with a large spoon.

Serve this ground beef casserole with a tossed salad or fresh sliced tomatoes for a nice everyday meal.

See Also
Classic Hungry Jack Beef and Biscuits Casserole

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground beef (at least 85% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup celery (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup onions (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 small clove garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 can/10 3/4 ounces condensed tomato soup (or 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes)
  • Parsley Biscuit Topping:
  • 2 cups flour (sifted and all-purpose)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold shortening
  • 3 tablespoons butter (cold)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (minced and fresh)
  • 1 cup milk

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 425 F (220 C/Gas 7).
  2. In a large, heavy oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef in hot oil. Add remaining celery, onions, bell pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic, and tomato soup. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Drop parsley biscuit topping (instructions below) over hot mixture in skillet.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.
  5. Carefully turn the casserole out (upside-down) onto a large platter OR scoop servings out onto plates with a spoon. Serve immediately.

    Serves 4 to 6.

    Biscuit Topping

    • Sift dry ingredients into bowl. With fingers, a pastry blender, or forks, in the shortening and butter. Stir in parsley and milk, only until flour is moistened. Drop onto hot ground beef mixture and gently spread. Bake as directed above. 

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 753
    Total Fat 47 g
    Saturated Fat 18 g
    Unsaturated Fat 20 g
    Cholesterol 145 mg
    Sodium 930 mg
    Carbohydrates 42 g
    Dietary Fiber 5 g
    Protein 42 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)