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Pizza Burger Pie - Anyone know its origin?

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When I was a little kid, my mother would make Pizza Burger Pie. It was my favorite dish bar none. In the last couple years, I have re-embraced this dish. It is very simple to do. The flavors are great for kids. And with a name like Pizza Burger Pie, how could you not like it?

I am curious as to what the origin is. Does anyone know? I am sure it is from some women's magazine in the 70s like McCall's, but I am not sure and wouldn't know where to start.

I've included the recipe. Make it for your kids and you will secretly love it.

Pizza Burger Pie

1 lb. ground beef
2 T. minced onion
1 tsp. garlic salt
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 C. corn, drained
1 can tomato paste
1 egg
1 T. oregano
1 can biscuits, i.e. Pillsbury biscuits
1 C. (more or less) grated cheddar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Brown meat with onion and seasonings. Drain. Add to corn, tomato paste, egg, and oregano. Press biscuits in the bottom of a greased 9 inch pie plate and form crust. Fill the crust with the meat. Top with grated cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes—until crust is brown. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

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  1. Sounds like something from the Pillsbury test kitchens...akin to the Cheeseburger Pie on the back of the Bisquick box.

    1. Looks like something we had for school lunch when I was a kid in East Texas. Didn't taste much like pizza, but I loved it- second only to "hamburger day" which was every Thursday.

      1. I used to make a similar thing but it was a Bisquick crust, ground beef filling and toppng was cottage cheese and eggs to which I always added dill weed and paprika. I think it came out of the Sauce PAns and Single Girl cookbook ca 1965