Cheeseburgers are as American as baseball and apple pie. This Bacon Cheeseburger Pie is a fusion dish combining everything we love about cheeseburgers in the form of a cheesy savory pie with a crispy shredded potato crust. Seasoned ground beef, crumbled bacon, ketchup, mustard, pickles and cheddar cheese are arranged over a potato crust then baked until golden. To serve, all this hearty Bacon Cheeseburger Pie needs is a simple salad and dinner is ready to go.
Bacon Cheeseburger 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 Burgers
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?
Would You Like Fries with That?
When ordering a burger, the obligatory ask about fries usually closely follows. For this Bacon cheeseburger pie, I thought it would be fun to start with a shredded potato hash brown crust. 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. For game day you may like to try these mini Chopped Cheeseburger Sliders from Bellyfull or Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Tortellini for a weekday east from Inside Brucrew Life.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Bacon Cheeseburger Pie
Servings: 6 pieces
- 1 20 oz package refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 large egg beaten
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 medium sweet onion diced
- 1 1/2 lb extra lean ground beef
- 2 tsp steak or hamburger seasoning more or less to your taste
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 Tbsp 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.
- Mix together ingredients for crust. 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 Tbsp 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.