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Burgers for a Bunch

 Burgers for a Bunch
I used to make this often when my children were small and I worked full-time. It's easy to prepare the night before, then pop into the oven shortly before suppertime. We still like it—even as a cold snack!—Nancy C. Latham, Moses Lake, Washington
6-8 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup instant potato flakes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup hamburger relish
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • CRUST:
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup instant potato flakes, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Additional milk


  • In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, salt and pepper over medium

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Burgers for a Bunch (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the potato flakes,
  • egg, ketchup, relish and mustard; set aside.
  • For crust, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan. Stir in 1/4
  • cup potato flakes; set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cream of tartar and baking soda
  • and remaining potato flakes. Cut in remaining butter; add milk and
  • mayonnaise. Blend until a soft dough forms.
  • Divide in half. On a floured surface, roll one portion of dough into
  • a 10-in. circle. Place in a 9-in. pie plate. Spread with meat
  • filling; sprinkle with cheese. Roll out remaining dough and place on
  • top of filling. Seal and flute edges. Brush with milk; sprinkle with
  • reserved buttered potato mixture.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into
  • wedges to serve.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 464 calories, 26 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 915 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.