Retro Cheeseburger Pie

40 minutesServes 6


  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1 ½ c.)
  • ¾ tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • ¼ c. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp. The Fresh Market Signature Spice Rub
  • ½ c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. butter, cut into cubes and chilled
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Heat the oven to 400°F. Mist a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray.

Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and 1/2 tsp. salt and cook until golden and tender, about 5 minutes, stirring often.

Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink, crumbling the meat with the spoon, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ketchup, mustard, and seasoning and cook for 30 seconds. Transfer into the pie plate.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Use a pastry blender or fingertips to work in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Whisk together the milk and eggs in a small bowl, pour into the flour mixture, and whisk until well-combined. The batter will be a little lumpy. Pour slowly and evenly over the meat mixture. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.

Bake in the center of the oven until golden brown on top, slightly puffed, and set, 20 to 25 minutes. A thin knife blade inserted 2 inches from the center should come out clean.

Let stand in the dish on a wire rack for 10 minute before serving.