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Upside-Down Beef Pie

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place over meat mixture. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes.
  • 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.

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  • molly1955
    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,lolThese 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!

  • Leon's Girl
    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!

  • jesskate
    Jan 25, 2010

    great fast middle of the week recipe