Herbed Hamburger Pie With a Cornbread Crust

"An easy-to-make supper--the thyme and garlic make it quite flavorful. For crust you just spread corn bread mix over the top. UPDATE: When I first posted this recipe, I listed the amount of flour as 1/4 cup. However, that is only necessary if the hamburger you're using has a very fatty content. Nowadays, I use fairly lean hamburger (90%), which doesn't yield as much juice, so I've cut the amount of flour in half to just 2 Tbsp. I think the 4 Tbsp (1/4 cup) works best with 75% or less lean ground beef. So adjust the amount of flour you use to reflect the fattiness of the beef."
Herbed Hamburger Pie With a Cornbread Crust created by Barb G.
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  • Brown the meat in a pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Blend the flour into the meat juices.
  • Add the potato through salt.
  • Cover, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the thyme through garlic powder.
  • Place in a 2 quart casserole.
  • Prepare the corn muffin batter according to package directions for cornbread and spread over the meat mixture.
  • Bake 40 minutes, uncovered, at 375°F.

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  1. Eat the Peppers
    Delicious and quite simple for a recipe with so many ingredients! I made mine in a casserole dish, which was a bit shallow for the job, so if you have something deeper, I recommend using it. The thyme and cornbread top complimented one another surprisingly well.
  2. Chef Caciona
    My fiance and I made this recipe last night. We used buffalo meat to make it very lean and added more veggies. We both loved it! we also used a gluten free cornbread. Fantastic all around! Will def make i again!
  3. Ronamay
    I made this on the spur of the moment. As I was making it my neighbor came in, copied the recipe and took it home to make it the same time. I made mine with ground turkey, all ingredients listed but chose the minced garlic & the dried thyme and I chopped the onions instead of rings.I used 2 boxes of Jiffy corn mix because it didn't look like 1 would be enough. My neighbor used ground beef and followed directions except she didnt have the muffin mix so she used 1 package of cheese biscuit mix. So in comparison, we liked the onions chopped, the jiffy mix, but only 1 pkg (2 was too much, maybe use 1 1/2 and bake up put the rest), the cheese bisquit topping was too dry, Both Turkey and Beef were ok. I did add a touch of oil when browning the turkey and seasoned it with montreal steak seasoning. I don't think you can mess this up. I put a plop of sour cream on my serving. The guys liked it with hot sauce.
  4. floridamom2003
    I made this for my husband and 4 yr old. They loved it. I even had requests for leftovers the next day. Instead of one casserole, I made two smaller ones and added a bit more veggies like one of the other commenters suggested.
  5. Barb G.
    A delicious easy to make hamburger pie. My DH kept saying Damn this GOOD. I made it using more flour 1/4 cup and 2 1/2 cups beef broth as we like a lot of gravy. Also add 1/3 cup frozen peas, you could add corn. Then topped it with prepared Jiffy cornbread, this made more than enough cornbread for 2 people. I will be making this again & again so good & easy. Thank you Edith.



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