Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 50 mins

This pie is *so* good, if you love onions you will LOVE this, this recipe makes two pies! I most always add in dried chili flakes and a chopped jalapeno pepper in with the ground beef mixture to kick the heat up, one or two more onions won't hurt either, you can use frozen store-bought crusts if desired and the ground beef mixture may be made a day in advance and refrigerated!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fit each pastry into the pie plates and flute edges as desired; cover and refrigerate until ready to fill.
  2. In a large skillet cook the ground beef with onion, bell pepper, thyme and garlic until the beef is well browned; drain fat.
  3. Mix in Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese and chili sauce; simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Season with seasoned salt and black pepper to taste; cool to almost room temperature.
  5. Divide and spread the ground beef mixture over the pie shells.
  6. Top ground beef with about 1 cup grated cheddar cheese; set aside while cooking the onions.
  7. In the same skillet saute the onions in butter with 2 teaspoons sugar for about 20-22 minutes or until soft and just beginning to brown.
  8. Sprinkle the top of the cheese evenly with the onions.
  9. In a bowl whisk together half and half with eggs and cayenne pepper then pour half of the mixture over the onions.
  10. Sprinkle about 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese over the top of each pie.
  11. Place both pies on a large baking sheet to catch any spills.
  12. Bake 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
  13. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 20-25 minutes or until filling is set.
  14. Let sit for 20 or more minutes before slicing.
  15. Delicious!
Most Helpful

This was so good! I made last weekend last minute and whole family enjoyed. Somehow the bottom shell was a little gooey & undercooked, didn't want to burn rest of pie though- will pre-cook crust 1st when making again. Also, next time I will omit the green bell peppers and perhaps add in some bacon bits instead. Kiddies just didn't like the pepper is all, but this will be a regular rotation meal in our household for sure! TY for posting.

Maria #7 February 10, 2009

This recipe was very good! My whole family loved this recipe. I did change a few things like the chili sauce. I used a can of Homemade garden salsa instead. We had a lot left over. Next time I am going to add mushrooms. This is a keeper in our house!!! Thanks

*HogHeaven* December 24, 2008

5 delicious stars all the way for this one! After one bite , my husband said "keeper". This pie embodied 2 of his favorites. Cheeseburger and Onions! I knew there was no way he wouldn't like it! It's a bit time consuming , but nothing horrible. I cut the recipe in half , easy to do! The only thing that's not in my pie , that is in the recipe is green pepper. We can't eat them. Other than that , everything is per the recipe. Simple ingredients , wonderful taste! This will definitely be made in our home again and again! Thank you for posting this KITTENCAL! Made in honor of John '08

LiaCN December 07, 2008