Hamburger Biscuit Bake

Ok, this one is one of those retro recispes that you have to have developed a taste for as a child. Otherwise, it just won’t fly. However, if your mama made it–I bet you have a fondness for it still…or an instinctual gag reflex. It has all the retro standbys-Bisquick, hamburger, instant onion, MSG, mayo and processed cheese! (and yes, the instant minced onion does make 3 appearances in the recipe)

Hamburger Biscuit Bake

1 tablespoon instant minced onion
2/3 cup milk
2 cups packaged biscuit mix
1 lb ground beef
1 tablespoon instant onion
1 cup sharp process cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons snipped parsley
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon instant minced onion


Vegetable Sauce

1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate

Soak 1 tablespoon instant minced onion in 2/3 cup milk. Prepare biscuit mix according to package directions for rolled biscuits, using milk-onion mixture for the liquid. Roll in two 8-inch circles about 1/4 inch thick. Press one circle into well-greased 8-inch  shallow round baking dish.

Brown ground beef in skillet; spoon off excess fat. Stir in 1 tablespoon instant minced onion. Add cheese, mayonnaise and parsley. Spread over biscuit in baking dish. Top with second biscuit. Flute edge.

Bake at 375 15-20 minutes. Drizzle melted butter over top; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon instant minced onion. Bake 2 minutes or until onion is toasty. Cut in wedges. Pass Vegetable sauce. Makes 5 or 6 servings

Vegetable sauce: Mix soup, milk and msg. Heat.

From the Better Homes and Gardens Casserole Cookbook, 1961


  1. I love how all of the retro recipes call for “processed cheese”. Heh.

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