Hearty Hamburger Soup for the Soul

Have you ever been in a ground beef rut? I found myself there recently when the ultimate question came up: What’s for dinner? Continue reading “Hearty Hamburger Soup for the Soul”


Meat and Three in One

Hamburger meat is a common staple at my house, so I’m always looking for new ways to use it. If you’ve got left over mashed potatoes around the house, this recipe for Hamburger Pie is a great way to use them up. Plus, it’s quick, you only need a few ingredients and because everything you need is in one dish, clean up is a breeze!

Hamburger Pie (This recipe was inspired by Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, 14th Edition)

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 Can Cream of Celery Condensed Soup
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper

First, brown lean ground beef and onion in a skillet, then drain and season with salt and pepper.

You can use any frozen vegetables you like. I chose green peas and corn because it’s what I had in the freezer. They’re colorful and pretty to look at too. 😉 Just defrost.

Throw your vegetables in the pan with the ground beef…

Then mix in a can of condensed soup to hold everything together. I had Cream of Celery and it worked just fine.

Once it’s all mixed together, add the mixture to a greased casserole dish.

It’s so nice to be able to get the potatoes right out of the refrigerator, no work required!

Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the top of the vegetable mixture.

Top with shredded cheddar…then drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

While the Hamburger Pie bakes in the oven, serve up a garden salad.

The dish is so pretty and comforting.

Creamy mashed potatoes, vegetables and lean ground beef…not bad for the waistline either. Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite ground beef recipes? Feel free to share new ideas!