Hamburger Pie

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This is a comfort food style dish from my childhood. Many memories of having this for dinner after spending the day skiing in New York. It's easy to prepare which makes it a great weeknight dish. It reheats great which makes the leftovers great for lunches.

Recipe Notes

  • The recipe calls for one pound of ground beef but that can be substituted with ground turkey or plant based ground
  • Use whatever brand you want for spaghetti sauce. Changing the sauce will change the flavors; try extra mushrooms one time and sauteed onion & garlic the next!
  • If you know how to make your own pie crust from scratch feel free to do that, the dish will taste even better! A frozen premade version works great for a weeknight meal, recommended to use a deep dish style.

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- Krypton -


  • One pre-made deep dish pie crust
  • One 24oz jar of spahgetti sauce (see notes above)
  • One pound (16 oz) of ground beef (or see above notes for subsitutions options
  • 1 to 1.5 cups of shredded cheddar cheese for topping


  • Large skillet
  • pie plate (optional for homemade crust

Mise en Place

  1. Prepare the deep dish pie crust as instructed by the packaging.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

La Cuisson

  1. Place a drizzle of oil into the large skillet and brown the meat over medium heat.
  2. Break the meat into pieces while cooking.
  3. Drain excess fat after the meat is fully cooked.
  4. Stir spahgetti sauce into the meat in the skillet.
  5. Spoon the meat & sauce mixture into the prepared pie crust.
  6. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Place the pie into the oven until the cheese is melted and browned, about 10-20 minutes

Serve warm. Refrigerate any leftovers and keep stored in an air tight container for three days.