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Crescent Cheeseburger Pie

My mother gave me this recipe just before my wedding. Now, 32 years later, my husband, six children and nine grandchildren still enjoy it!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 6 slices process American cheese
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, mushrooms, parsley, salt, oregano and pepper; set aside.
  • Unroll 1 tube of crescent dough and separate dough into eight triangles. Arrange in a single layer in a lightly greased 9-in. pie plate. Press into dish to form a crust and seal seams. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and 1 egg white.
  • Pour half of beaten egg mixture over pie shell. Spoon meat mixture into shell; arrange cheese slices on top. Spread with remaining beaten egg. Mix water and remaining egg yolk; set aside.
  • Unroll second tube of crescent dough; place four sections of dough together to form a 12-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Press perforations to seal; roll dough into a 12-in. square.
  • Brush edges of bottom crust with some of the egg yolk mixture; place dough on top of filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in top. Brush top with remaining egg yolk mixture.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, tenting with foil after 15 minutes if necessary. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 418 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 164mg cholesterol, 1110mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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