Ever get in a dinner rut? I know I do. The same 5-10 dinner recipes on rotation week after week? Sometimes because they are quick and easy and other times just out of necessity. So there I was. Staring at a pound of ground beef. What do I make? Stick to the routine or change it up? I say change is good. Now I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this recipe on the back of a pancake batter box years ago. But I don’t have any pancake batter mix, so I decided to make my own. But if you have some on hand, by all means feel free to substitute and save yourself a few steps.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cooked bacon slices, chopped into small pieces (optional, if you leave out then you are making cheeseburger pie)
- Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Spray a 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
- In a skillet, cook ground beef and onions until beef is browned and onions are translucent. 8-10 minutes. Drain fat from skillet. Add Worcestershire sauce to meat and mix.
- Spread ground beef and onions onto prepared pie plate.
- Using either a food processor or hand mixer, mix flour, sugar, salt and butter together until it forms into small pebbles of dough. (If you have pancake mix, use 1/4 cup and go to step 5.)
- Add milk and eggs. Mixing until combined.
- Pour into pie plate with meat mixture.
- Top with cheese and bacon pieces.
- Bake for 23-25 minutes. Or until inserted toothpick in center comes out clean.
- Serve with all your favorite cheeseburger sides.