The original Bisquick Cheeseburger pie recipe sends me straight back to my childhood. It was a staple on the dinner table at least once a week. It was cheap, quick and filling. But … boring. I have taken the original and spiced it up a bit with my favorite Tex-Mex flavors. Be creative with the toppings and it’s a different meal every time!
Cook the ground turkey. I prefer the extra lean ground turkey, but feel free to use ground beef. Totally up to you.
I will sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the ground turkey during this step. Ground turkey doesn’t have a bold flavor, so I layer the seasonings on with each step.
Following the package instructions, add the taco seasoning. I prefer the lower sodium version, but you can use traditional, spicy or your own combination of spices. We want the ground turkey to be full of those wonderful Tex-Mex flavors! While it’s simmering I add the chopped pepper.
Meanwhile, I am combining the Bisquick, milk and eggs until smooth in a small bowl. I use a whisk because I want the mixture to be smooth with no lumps.
Pour the turkey mixture into a lightly oil sprayed 9 inch pie plate. This will keep the “pie” from sticking.
Add the cheese in a single layer over the turkey mixture.
Pour the Bisquick mixture evenly over the entire pie.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes; or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. I let the pie cool for a few minutes for slicing and serving. The resting time allows the pie to set and hold its shape.
I serve each slice topped with my favorite Tex-Mex toppings. You can add: sour cream, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, jalapeño peppers or salsa.
1 pound ground turkey; extra lean
1 bell pepper; chopped. Use your favorite color, here I had an orange one on hand.
Salt and pepper to taste
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup shredded cheese; I used the Mexican finely shredded version
1/2 cup Bisquick; I prefer the HeartSmart version
1 cup skim milk
Should you want to make the original. Omit the taco seasoning and pepper. Cook the turkey with 1 cup of chopped onion instead. Use regular cheddar cheese.