This Bacon Cheeseburger Pie recipe is a fusion dish combining everything we love about cheeseburgers in the form of a cheesy savory pie. It's built on a crispy shredded potato crust. It features seasoned ground beef, crumbled bacon, ketchup, mustard, pickles and cheddar cheese arranged over a hash brown crust then baked until golden. To serve, all this hearty Bacon Cheeseburger Pie needs is a simple salad and dinner is ready to go.
Easy Bacon Cheeseburger Pie Recipe
Cheeseburgers are as American as baseball and apple pie. Grilled burgers topped with gooey cheese and served on a warm bun with all the fixins' is one of those easy meals that everyone seems to gravitate to. Whether you top your cheeseburger with sweet onion, lettuce, juicy slices of tomato slathered with mayonnaise or make it a classic with dill pickles, mustard and ketchup it just never disappoints. Add a few strips of bacon and it's over-the-top in texture and flavor.
Americans Love Bacon Cheeseburgers
I've read many articles quoting statistics regarding exactly how many burgers are consumed annually in the US and the exact number tends to vary. However, the statistics are always in the billions. That's a lot of cheeseburger love. Once in awhile, I like to shake things up a little with the same familiar flavors we love but, serving them to my family in a different form. Variety is the spice of life, right? That's how I began serving this bacon cheeseburger pie.
How to Make the Best Bacon Cheeseburger Pie Recipe
When ordering a burger, the obligatory ask about fries usually closely follows. The crust for this pie takes care of that in each bite. The tasty filling combines classic cheeseburger toppings with lean ground beef and a few ingredients to bind it all together and of course, plenty of cheese. It's such a delicious twist it only took serving it one time before it turned into a one dish sensation that my family loves.
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pie: Shredded refrigerated hash brown potatoes, ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic salt, large eggs, cooked and crumbled bacon, diced onion, steak or hamburger seasoning, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, mustard, panko breadcrumbs and dill pickle chips.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: A deep dish 9 inch pie pan or baking dish, a large skillet, sharp knife and cutting board, measuring cups and spoons, a large spoon for stirring, a cheese grater and a pie cutter or sharp knife for cutting and serving.
- For this bacon cheeseburger pie, I thought it would be fun to start with a shredded potato hash brown crust so we skip the bun so to speak. It works beautifully. Refrigerated hash browns work best.
- You can adjust the amount of bacon to suit your taste.
- I use classic cheddar in this pie in keeping with a cheeseburger. You an adapt using whatever cheese you like or have on hand.
- Serve leftover Bacon Cheeseburger Pie chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in single serving portions in the microwave.
More Easy Ground Beef Recipes to Make
Ground beef is versatile and can be stretched in a myriad of options to make your grocery budget go further. More Southern style recipes using ground beef you may also like to try:
- Ground Beef Stroganoff served over egg noodles can have supper on the table in a hurry.
- Mashed potato topped Cottage Pie is a one dish meal.
- Beef and Noodles Casserole is an Italian feast.
- Chili Cheese Frito Pie will take from game day to casual meals with the family.
- Teriyaki Beef Fried Rice is a tasty option to serve as a main dish or a side.
- Italian Meatloaf Cupcakes from Land O-Lakes.
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Bacon Cheeseburger Pie
Servings: 6 pieces
- 1 20 oz package refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 large egg beaten
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 medium sweet onion diced
- 1 ½ lb extra lean ground beef
- 2 teaspoon steak or hamburger seasoning more or less to your taste
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided
- 12 dill pickle chips pat dry with a paper towel
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and spray a 9 inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.
- In a medium size bowl, mix together hash browns, cheese, garlic salt, onion powder and egg.. Mix well. Press onto bottom and sides of pie dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Lower oven temperature to 350°F.
- Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crisp in a large skillet. Remove with a slotted spoon and crumble. Reserve 2 tablespoon drippings. Add onion to drippings, cooking for 2-3 minutes over medium-high until translucent. Season with salt and black pepper to your taste.
- Add ground beef cooking until no pink remains. Drain excess fat from the pan. Season with hamburger or steak seasoning and Worcestershire sauce. Remove from the heat.
- Add panko breadcrumbs, ketchup, mustard, 1 cup of shredded cheese, crumbled bacon and beaten eggs. Mix well.
- Spread filling over hash brown crust. Arrange dill pickles on top.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set and edges are golden. Rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
- Serve with an additional drizzle of mustard and ketchup, if desired.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 1372mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 848IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 475mg | Iron: 5mg
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I've made this twice already for myself, and have enjoyed it both times. I live alone, so it's lunch or dinner for a week. I saw this again on my Facebook memories today and put me in the mood to make it again for myself. My sister and I have been making meals for my brother and his wife, since she is unable to do anything right now. Recovering from back surgery and removal of a mass on her spine in December. Now trying to fight cancer. I want to make this for him but not cook it. Could I put it all together, leave off the pickles and the cheese from the top and Freeze it for them. I would bring over some pickles and cheese to them to put on top when they back it. I concern that if a backed it before I gave it to them. It would be dried out after the reheated
Hi Janet, I'm delighted you continue to enjoy this recipe. I'm sorry to hear of your family's illness what a wonderful gesture to make a hot meal for them. I love your idea and while I haven't tested it, I think you could do just as you said. When they're ready to bake it, they could just place the toppings on and bake. Do send my very best wishes to your family.
Made this tonight. Whole family loves it! Didn't add pickles because no one really like them.
I'm so happy you all enjoyed it, thanks!
This was good and I especially love how versatile it could be. Thank you!
I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks!
Huge hit with the family! This is now in our dinner rotation
Thanks so much!
Made this tonight. Put in 9x13 and only added another 1/2 lb of burger and a couple extra strips of bacon. Once cooled I drizzled ranch dressing on top. It was very good. Also used bread and butter pickles instead of dill pickles. I should have added slightly more ketchup because it was a bit dry but that was because of the extra meat I put in.
I'm glad you enjoyed this!
This recipe was in Parade in the 70's or 80's, but it used instant mashed potatoes as the base. I've been looking for this - I thought it was just called "hamburger pie". Do you have the original recipe from Parade. Thanks so much!
I'm a featured Contributor to Parade but don't know that recipe. Perhaps search their website.
Do you know how many calories is in one serving? Making this for supper tonight!
You can check using any free online calorie calculators.
I made this for my family and we loved it !!!! No leftovers at all
I'm delight your family loved this, thanks for visiting