Main Dish Meat Pie

Cheeseburger Pie

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Another hit from my America’s Test Kitchen book “Comfort Food Makeovers”.  This was sooooo good.  Comfort food to the max – burger and cheese in pie form.  The calorie count is 270 calories, 12 grams of fat and 5 grams of saturated fat.  My topping isn’t as pretty as theirs because I had lots of regular American cheese to use up instead of reduced fat.  So, I reduced the cheese instead.  This was so easy and good.  Even the leftovers were yummy microwaved.

Cheeseburger Pie
6 servings

2 – 10″ flour tortillas
cooking spray
4 oz. reduced fat American cheese*, shredded (1 cup)  (I tore up pieces of my existing cheese)
1 tsp. oil
1 onion, chop fine
2 garlic cloves, mince
1 pound of 93% lean ground beef
3 Tb. flour
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 Tb. ketchup
2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 tsp. mustard (plain yellow kind) (reduce or omit if you don’t like mustard.  You can really taste it)
salt and pepper
1/3 cup dill pickle slices (I eyeballed the amount)
1 tomato, core, seeded and sliced thin (like 1/4″ thick)

*America’s Test Kitchen Recommended Boar’s Head brand

1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (375 degrees for convection).  Spray a 9″ pie plate with cooking spray.  Microwave your tortillas for about 30 seconds.  Gently mold 1 tortilla into the pie plate.  Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of American cheese on it.  Then, mold the second tortilla on top.  Spray some cooking spray on top and bake 10 minutes.    Cool on wire rack.

2.  In a 12″ skillet on medium heat, add your oil.  Then add the onion and cook with the cover on for 5 minutes – until soft.  Take off the lid and add in your garlic for 30 seconds.  Add in your beef and cook about 5 minutes – it does NOT have to be completely brown.  You can have some pink because we will cook it more later.

3.  Add the flour.  Cook that 1 minute and stir it in.

4.  Stir in your broth, ketchup, Worcestershire and mustard.  Turn the heat to medium low and simmer for about 3-5 minutes.  It will get thicker.  Add salt and pepper.

5.  Pour your meat mixture into the tortilla pie plate.

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6.  Layer on top the pickles.

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7.  Layer the tomato.

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8.  Layer the 3/4 cup american cheese.

9.  Bake 10 minutes or so – until the cheese is melted.  Cool a little bit and eat!

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Recipe from America’s Test Kitchen Comfort Food Makeovers


  1. Hi Mary Ellen, your pie looks delicious! Thank you for sharing, and I’m glad you’re enjoying Comfort Food Makeovers. I just wanted to clarify that the book does contain more complete nutritional information for all of the recipes at the back of the book, starting on page 302. Each serving of the Cheeseburger Pie has 15 grams of carbohydrates. Hope this helps! Christine, America’s Test Kitchen

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