Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

To make this quick meal even quicker, use instant mashed potatoes. You can make it "pretty" by squeezing potato mixture through pasty bag with a large star tip.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender, about 20 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in large frying pan, cook ground beef and onion until meat is lightly browned and onion is tender; drain off fat.
  3. Stir in green beans, tomato soup, water, salt and pepper.
  4. Turn mixture into a 1 1/2 quart casserole.
  5. Mash potatoes while hot; blend in egg.
  6. Add enough milk to make potatoes fluffy.
  7. Season potatoes to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Spread or drop potato mixture on top of meat mixture.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.


Most Helpful

This has been a family favorite for years. It's so quick and easy to make. We've also tried substituting different vegetables and have tried cream of mushroom soup in place of the tomato. We always end up liking the original the best. I have to make enough Hamburger Pie the first night for leftovers for my youngest son. Otherwise, I end up making it 2 nights in a row!

Tammy_409493291 January 22, 2002

This was excellent! I added worcestershire sauce to the meat and substituted corn for the green beans(because hubby doesn't like them!) It smelled great while it cooked and we enjoyed it. I will definately make this again.

kfraz December 04, 2002

My husband couldn't get enough of this pie, and he ate most of it himself! Main change I made was to put the filling in a pre-made frozen deep dish pie shell. Since that didn't leave much extra room for filling, I omitted most of the veggies from the filling but added half a chopped bell pepper which added some nice flavor. Only other change I made was to prepare the mashed potatoes as I normally would, which means using margarine and some sour cream and garlic powder. Overall, this is a wonderful recipe to tweak and change up how you'd like! Good ol' comfort food at its best.

Heidi T. April 26, 2011

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