The holiday rush is on and before you rush off to grab dinner at a not-so-cheap-or-healthy food joint, consider this quick and easy pie. Not only does it taste just like a burger from the local drive-through, it also happens to cost less per person; about $1.10 per serving. This was a winner with my entire family as long as I used the onion powder option over the real onion. Add a green salad rather than fries and a homemade milkshake for a dinner that's both fast and economical - and healthier than the alternative.
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Unroll crescent rolls and press into the bottom and up the sides of an 8 inch pie pan.
- Cook ground beef in a skillet until browned. Drain well.
- Stir in onion, chopped pickle, ketchup and mustard.
- Sprinkle with flour and add pickle juice and milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
- Remove from heat and add 1 cup of shredded cheese.
- Pour into the prepared crust and bake for 15 minutes, or until edges of crust are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and top with remaining cup of cheese. Let stand until cheese melts.
- Garnish with extra ketchup, mustard and pickle slices.
What is the Family Approved program?
In Their Opinion:
- Go-To Meal
- Budget Friendly
- Kid Friendly
- Kids Can Help
- Perfect for Parties
Just as burgers do, this recipe has endless variations! We used the onion powder. Instead of making one large pie, we used 12oz individual casseroles so each person could have theirs "to order". Rather than add another item to the grocery list, we used sliced American cheese. But you could add diced bacon, mushrooms, use swiss cheese, grilled onions, top with onion ring slivers, etc! Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, diced avocado, drizzle with chipotle dressing……anything you would do to an actual burger!
Bethany: "We definitely need to have these often!" Jacob: "Cheeseburgers are my FAVORITE!" Heather: "Awesome…..it really DOES taste JUST LIKE a cheeseburger!"
[Perfect for] kids' sleepovers! Potlucks. Dinner for a friend in need, particularly with children. To make it [even] healthier, substitute lean ground beef, ground turkey or even ground chicken breast (possibly even veggie crumbles?).