Down Home Hamburger Pie

Down Home Hamburger Pie

This delicious savory pie features all the comforting tastes of home-style cooking, including ground beef, mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese and bread crumbs. Try this recipe for Down Home Hamburger Pie and you're sure to leave the table satisfied. We haven't found many ground beef recipes that are this reminiscent of meals that mom used to make, which is why we love this dish so much!

Cooking MethodCasserole


  • 2 cups chunky tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup green peppers, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked rice or mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce, bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, ground beef, green pepper and oregano, mixing well with your hands.
  3. Pat into a deep 9-inch pie pan. Flute edges.
  4. Place the rice or mashed potatoes in the prepared hamburger crust.
  5. Pour the remaining pasta sauce on top. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  6. Remove foil, sprinkle cheese on top of filling, and bake for 15 minutes longer.





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My gram would make something like this back in the day. I do it the same way and find it has better texture than the one posted here. Sliced potatoes on the bottom of a casserole dish, then a thin layer of onions, then a thin layer of thinly sliced green peppers. Season as you go with S&P. Repeat the process. Cover with your favorite meatloaf recipe. Poke holes straight thru then pour a small can tomato sauce over all. Add a little water and bake it. So good and holds a ton of fond memories.

This is an okay recipe. I didn't think the tomato sauce would go too well with either rice or mashed potatoes so I used some slightly less-than-al dente macaroni. Works well. And I can't eat hamburger anything without garlic so I was right generous with that as well.

Flute edges.......seriously?

Hmmmmm.....why not? That will keep the edges from migrating.


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