Cheeseburger Pie and Other Delicious Ground Beef Recipes

Updated on March 10, 2020
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Cheeseburger pie
Cheeseburger pie

Great Money Saving Ground Beef Recipes

This article supplies a really great collection of ground beef recipes. Be sure you try these ground beef recipes and see what you think.

Cheeseburger Pie

  • 1 pound lean ground beef, Cook and drain your hamburger.
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 small can (6 ounces) sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley


Combine the ground beef, milk, egg, garlic and seasoning in a bowl; blend well. Press the beef mixture evenly on the bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate with an uncooked crust in it. Layer with the ketchup, chopped onion, olives, and cheese. Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley and cut into wedges. Serve cheeseburger pie hot.

Serves 4.

Cajun Meat Loaf

Serving Size : 6

Seasoning Mix

  • 2 Whole bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon White pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg

Main Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup Finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup Green bell peppers—chopped
  • 1/2 cup Celery—chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green onions—finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup Catsup
  • 1 1/2 pounds Ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Ground pork
  • 2 Eggs—lightly beaten
  • 1 cup very fine bread crumbs


Combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Melt the butter in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, bell peppers, green onions, garlic, tabasco, Worcestershire and seasoning mix. Sauté until mixture starts sticking excessively, about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping the pan bottom well. Stir in the milk and catsup. Continue cooking for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool to room temperature.

Place the ground beef and pork in an ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Add the eggs, the cooked vegetable mixture and the bread crumbs, remove the bay leaves. Mix by hand until thoroughly combined. In the center of the pan, shape the mixture into a loaf that is about 1-1/2 inches high, 6 inches wide and 12 inches long. Bake uncovered at 350F for 25 minutes, then raise heat to 400F and continue cooking until done, about 35 minutes longer.

Serve immediately as is or with Very Hot Cajun Sauce for Beef. This is best using both ground pork and ground beef, as the pork gives more flavor diversity. However, you can make it with ground beef only.

Stuffed Bell Peppers With Ground Beef

  • 6 large bell peppers
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 large cloves garlic, fnely minced
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 scant teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce, or Creole seasoned tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Remove the stems and seeds from the bell peppers; set them aside. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add the onions, celery, parsley, and garlic. Add the ground beef and sauté together until the beef is completely cooked and the vegetables are lightly browned. Add the bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Work the eggs into the stuffing. If more moisture is needed, add a little milk or broth to the stuffing mixture. Spoon the stuffing into the prepared bell peppers and place them in a shallow baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes or until the bell peppers are tender. Spoon tomato sauce or tomatoes over each stuffed pepper and sprinkle with shredded cheese; bake 8 to 10 minutes longer.

Meatballs Stroganoff

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons steak sauce
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1 can condensed beef broth, (10 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 cup dairy sour cream


Meatballs: In a large bowl combine ground beef with salt, pepper, steak sauce, crumbs and egg, mixing gently until well blended. Shape mixture into large 1 1/2 to 2-inch meatballs. Brown meatballs in a large skillet in the butter. Reduce heat and continue cooking for about 10 minutes. Remove meatballs and set aside. Pour off all but about a tablespoon of the drippings.

Sauce: Add 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet, sauté mushrooms and remove from heat. Stir in flour and ketchup; add broth gradually. Add onion soup mix, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and add meatballs. Stir in sour cream; heat through but do not boil. Serve with hot buttered noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice.

Serves 6.

Ultimate Hamburgers

  • 1 pound lean ground chuck
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 3 thick slices tomato
  • 3 thin slices sweet onion
  • sliced dill pickle
  • 3 split and toasted hamburger buns


Shape ground beef into 3 thick patties, trying not to pack too much. Heat skillet over medium high heat. When skillet is very hot, sprinkle salt in the skillet and cook patties for 3 minutes on each side, or until done as desired. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, and relish. Spread a little mayonnaise mixture on each bun. Top with hamburger patties, tomato slice, and onion slice. Serve with dill pickle slices. Serves 3. If you use leaner beef, the burgers might be a bit dry.

Taco Casserole

  • 1 pound ground beef, lean, ground round
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice, beef broth, or water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano, crumbled
  • 1 (approximately 15 ounces) can kidney beans, undrained
  • 8 ounces taco flavored tortilla chips, or your favorite flavor
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • sour cream or guacamole


In a heavy skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and onion. Drain off excess fat. Add garlic, tomato sauce, tomato juice or broth, chili powder and oregano. Simmer mixture for 2 minutes. Layer the beef mixture with beans and corn chips in a greased 2-quart baking dish, ending with corn chips. Cover and bake at 350° oven for 40 minutes. Just before serving top with a few dollops of sour cream or guacamole (or both) and sprinkle with lettuce, tomato and chopped onions.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

  • large head cabbage
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1/3 cup rice, raw, can use instant or regular
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 large can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice (1 large lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 cup brown sugar


Remove about 15 large leaves from the cabbage; cut off very thick part of each leaf. Pour boiling water over the cabbage to wilt the leaves.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine ground chuck with the rice, grated onion, eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place a mound of meat mixture in cupped part of each softened cabbage leaf. Fold over sides of cabbage leaf; roll up. In bottom of Dutch oven, place a few of the remaining leaves. Arrange layers of cabbage rolls, seam side down, and sliced onions in a Dutch oven or large casserole. Pour on tomato sauce, tomatoes, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil on stove top. Sprinkle with brown sugar, to taste. Bake, covered, for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 2 hours longer.

Easy Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole

This is a basic but hearty and delicious casserole, made with pasta and ground beef, along with tomatoes and seasonings. Top this casserole with Monterey Jack cheese or use a blend shredded American and Jack or Cheddar cheeses.

  • 3 cups uncooked medium shells or mini penne pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground chuck or ground round (85 to 90% lean)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 large can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


Heat oven to 350°. Lightly spray or grease an 11x7-inch baking dish.

Cook pasta according to package directions until just tender; drain well.In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté beef with onion and celery, breaking up with a spoon. Cook, stirring, until almost cooked through. Add garlic and salt and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, granulated sugar, and the cooked drained pasta. Spoon into the prepared baking dish and cover dish tightly with foil. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Remove foil. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake uncovered for about 5 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted.

Barbecue Meatballs


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


Mix all ingredients for meatballs. Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Place in a large baking pan in a single layer and cook at 350° degrees for about 30 minutes or until browned. Remove and drain off excess fat.

Meanwhile, prepare sauce. Cook 1/4 cup chopped onion in oil until tender. Add remaining sauce ingredients. Simmer 10 minutes. Place meatballs in a crock pot. Pour sauce over, cover, and keep on LOW setting for serving.

Makes about 5 dozen meatballs. All of the above recipes are inexpensive to make and all are quite tasty.

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      6 years ago

      I was making the cheeseburger pie based in the ingredients only to realize there is a crust in it that is not referenced anywhere in the ingredients list. I paleo/low carb so I would have skipped this recipe had I realized. Since I was already in, I improvised and am making it with out the crust. (Also used almond milk and no sugar marinara instead). We will see how it turns out. I'm guessing its going to be more of a casserole but it could be good...

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      Thomas Byers 

      6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for your comment. It is appreciated.

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      Michelle Dee 

      6 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      That cheeseburger pie looks delicious, and I've been looking for a homemade BBQ sauce and now I found one, plus all of your recipes always look fabulous. Thanks for sharing, voted up and useful.

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      6 years ago

      Wow these look great! I will surely have to make some, especially come wintertime....thank you for sharing! I'm always looking for good beef recipes. Voted up and useful! :)

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      7 years ago

      When I copied the recipe I forgot to write that the groundmeat was to be cooked first. I had to drain the juice off afterward but it still turned out great except for the bottom of the pie crust which was a little soggy because I didn't cook the beef first. I will make it again and hopefully make it the right way.

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      Thomas Byers 

      7 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Yes cook and drain it. It's at the end of the sentence.

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      7 years ago

      This looks awesome! Do you brown the beef before you put it in the pie crust? And if not, do you drain off excess grease?

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      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I fixed it. Thanks.

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      8 years ago

      The cb pie has no crust recipe. Perhaps you should amend the recipe?


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      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hi! Beef is my boyfriend's favorite meats, yet it seems that chicken has so many more possibilities in recipes. I'm thankful to have these beef recipes. I want to try the cheeseburger pie first. Yum! Thanks!

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      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Follow the directions. The picture is just that a picture.

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      8 years ago the pie in the picture has a crust, but the recipe has no crust.

      Do you just follow the directions but put it in a pie crust and bake... or do you bake a crust by itself first and then put the mixture in? oooor do you use biscuit dough? Or what?!

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      9 years ago

      That looks so yummmy!!!!! I might ask my mom to cook for us...

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      9 years ago from Texas , USA

      My mom made Cheeseburger pie and I loved it so much I learned how to make it and serve it to my kids. I was at my daughter's house and she made one too. Great hub.

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      9 years ago

      I have been looking for new Ground Beef Recipes, so when I stumbled across this page I was really excited. You offer some really great recipes here. I especially like the cajun meat loaf. I would however switch out the ground beef for grass fed ground beef. I work for La Cense Beef which sells 100 percent grass fed beef and recently made the switch myself. Grass fed beef is not only lower in fat and calories but is high in omega 3 acids and beta-carotene which are beneficial to your health. Plus its delicious!

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      9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Excellent! - My mom used to make a similar recipe when we were kids...mmm beefy pies...

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      Peter S 

      10 years ago

      Your recipes for ground beef are so great. I appreciate all the hard work you put in on this ground beef collection of recipes. Every hub I have seen of yours is perfect.

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      Deb Franklin 

      11 years ago

      This recipe was really great. The only thing I would change is to put the cheese on after it had cooked for 35 minutes and cook it another 10 minutes to melt the cheese the way you want it. Be sure to set the pie on a pan for the run over.

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      Yogi Botanicals 

      11 years ago

      This recipe is so easy to make and it is GREAT !!! We totally love it…


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