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Upside-Down Beef Pie Recipe
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Upside-Down Beef Pie Recipe

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Thanks to the yummy sloppy joe flavor, kids dig in...and adults do, too! This recipe's been in my family for years.—Jennifer Eilts, Lincoln, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 slices process American cheese, halved diagonally
  • Green pepper rings, optional


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, celery, onion and green pepper over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in soup and mustard. Transfer to a greased 9-in. pie plate.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine dry baking mix and water until a soft dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 9-in. circle.
  3. Place over meat mixture. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Run a knife around edge to loosen biscuit; invert onto a serving platter. Arrange cheese slices in a pinwheel pattern on top. Garnish with green pepper rings if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Upside-Down Meat Pie in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p13

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"I've been making this since the recipe 1st came out. My kids and now grandkids love it. Simple to make but looks fancy. I always make double,lol

These also are always a big hit at teens and kids parties. I usually make this on Halloween along with tortilla chili, chicken cutlet hands and eye ball stuffed shells. I always tell ppl with fussy eaters about this recipe and the kids gobble it down!"

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"This is such a great idea! I had my doubts as to what it would look like when I flipped it upside down, but it was perfect! I added some of my own seasonings and it was delicious. I definitely will make it again, maybe with other meat mixtures!"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"great fast middle of the week recipe"

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