Judy’s Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

Today marks cheap jerseys my first venture (gulp) on my cooking journey through the recipes authentic to Mom (and those that colored my youth)!  I’m definitely overwhelmed and anxious as I hold the 400-page ring binder I assembled full of her creations but I’m ready for the challenge.

I’ve carefully chosen Judy’s Impossible Cheeseburger Pie for my inaugural meal.  I’m insecure and green and know that HCore if I involve my unsuspecting kids in this process tonight, I will receive accolades for my efforts, regardless of the meal’s taste (and how could I go wrong with a name like Cheeseburger Pie)?  After having quickly reviewed the ingredients, I need to go out and purchase the very basics to make the dish come to life – most notably, a 10” pie plate and some spatulas!  I’m sure I could try to replicate the pie in a cheap mlb jerseys different pan but, memories of my mom placing a hot clear pie plate in front of me, bubbling with cheese and a crisp browned crust puts me in a trance and sends me out in the cold, around the corner to Zabar’s.

As I start cooking, layering the ground beef in the pan, sprinkling in the onions, I smile as the familiar sauté smells start wafting from the stove.  Maybe I smile simply because, finally, my kitchen is starting to smell like a kitchen that’s being used. Boiling Ramen Noodles on the stove or broiling Dr. Praeger’s potato pancakes in the toaster oven doesn’t hold a flame to stirring leaned beef with Vidalia onions in oil on the stove.

Combining the ingredients for the batter makes me laugh.  This is certainly probably not a recipe that would be heralded today as particularly “healthy,” and I’m sure there are plenty of substitutions but, I need to be authentic to my mom and, selfishly, my taste buds. — eggs and milk and Bisquick “oh my”.  Twelve minutes later, I’m done with the prep!  I pop my new pie plate, chock full of meat and cheese and a yummy batter into the oven and breathe a sigh of relief.  The oven light is turned on and every 10 minutes I peek through the window like a kid in a candy shop, waiting, watching the meal rise and start to take that familiar shape.

Dinner time, yes!  I’ve primed Alex, my 5 year old, with stories of “Meema’s” famous Cheeseburger Pie; how Mom always used to give me the heads up early morning that we’d be having the pie for dinner.  I remember rushing through the door after Field Hockey practice to find the pie, waiting, warming in the oven.  Fast forward twenty-five years and Alex is ready, watching as cheap nba jerseys I proudly place the pie right in front of him.  He also thinks it’s totally cool that I get to use a pie cutter for his dinner!  I wait, staring as he hesitantly takes his first bite and, in slow motion, I’m given the thumbs up sign!  Woot Woot.  Dinner is an immediate success.  I’m so proud to start sharing mom’s culinary talents with the kids.  I chuckle as Alex takes his second helping, thinking to myself, there’s now nothing that Impossible about this Cheeseburger Pie cheap jerseys after all…

Impossible Cheeseburger pie recipe


  1. Blog looks great but did Judy speak Latin?

  2. Shari…What you have created is amazing! I’m in awe of the work you’ve put into this project, but not surprised given the person you are…and who Judy was. I can’t wait to start using Judy’s recipes, (she’d want Tim and Ethan to eat well!) and keeping up with your blog. Mom’s spirit comes through every word! It makes my heart feel all warm and puts a smile on my face. I miss her presence but keep her in my heart. Mom will always be an inspiration to me.

  3. Meri Alexander says:

    WoW! Already printed this recipe Shari…looks delicious and sounds even better…can’t wait to read the next one. Think my kids will LOVE this too.

  4. Congratulations on the new blog. Sounds amazing! I’m actually tempted…

  5. John Ferderer says:

    As just a small and easy change that will give you a different flavor with the same concept…Impossible Taco Pie. My mom made it all the time when I was a kid and now I make it and love it. You can use the pie plate that you purchased.

    Brown 1 pound of ground beef and then add one packet of taco seasoning. Put the taco meat in the bottom of your pie plate and top it with a small can of chopped green chilies. Then pour your Bisquick mixture over the meat and bake until the Bisquick is mostly cooked and then you add your cheese (usually mozzarella or monterey jack – but cheddar works just as well). Bake the pie for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown (I like just a little bit of crunchy cheese on mine) and then serve with whatever toppings you like on tacos.

    I think that both of these recipes actually came off the back of the Bisquick box. Actually, I think that the Impossible Cheeseburger Pie recipe is still on the box. If your family loved the Cheeseburger Pie and likes tacos then I would definitely suggest Impossible Taco Pie. If you have any questions you can email me and I can try to answer them.

    Good luck with your continued adventure.


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