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Easy Hamburger Quiche

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Here’s a quick and easy hamburger quiche filled with all the fun flavors of a cheeseburger baked in a delicious, buttery pie crust.

A hamburger quiche on a pie plate with some salad.

Today we’ll be making an easy hamburger quiche that’s rich, decadent and familiarly comforting with ground beef and cheddar cheese nestled in a flaky, crumbly pie crust. This is really quick to put together and uses frozen pie crusts for a fuss-free breakfast, brunch or weekend meal.

Since frozen pie crusts typically come in packs of twos, we’ll be making two quiches in the time it takes to make one, so there’s plenty of leftovers to go around. They also heat up well, so win-win! If you’re handy with some dough, feel free to make your own pie crust. Otherwise, let’s keep it simple! So let’s get started.

Two images side by side of ground beef cooked in a skillet and mixing together the ingredients of an easy hamburger quiche.

EASY HAMBURGER QUICHE TIPS AND TRICKS

Pie crusts: I used frozen but you can also make it from scratch if you have a recipe.

Add some greens: I sometimes add 10 oz. of frozen chopped spinach. Cook it according to package directions and strain it fully of its water content so it doesn’t dilute the quiche filling.

Add more meat: Dress the flavor up with some cooked and crumbled bacon.

Salt and pepper: There’s no need to add salt and pepper to the filling because you get plenty of flavoring from the mayonnaise and more than enough saltiness from the cheddar cheese.

Nutmeg: Nutmeg is a fantastic way to enhance the beef flavor in the quiche. A little goes a long way so a few dashes are enough. I used ground nutmeg for the recipe.

A hamburger quiche on a pie plate with some salad.

It was stupidly easy, even for someone who doesn’t bake like me. Just brown the ground beef and onions, drain off the fat and mix it with the rest of the filling ingredients which are basically mayo, milk, eggs, a dash of nutmeg and cheese. That’s really all there is to it!

Feel free to experiment with other cheeses and see what fits best. Some cheeses that work well with quiches are white cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, mozzarella cheese and gruyere. Let me know how you changed it up if you did! That’s it, grab a slice and enjoy.

For more breakfast and brunch ideas, try out hash brown breakfast quiche, hash brown egg nests or healthy egg white breakfast muffins.

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A hamburger quiche on a pie plate with some salad.

Easy Hamburger Quiche


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 quiches 1x

Description

Here’s a quick and easy hamburger quiche filled with all the fun flavors of a cheeseburger baked in a delicious, buttery pie crust.

Ingredients

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  • 2 frozen regular 9″ pie crusts, thawed/ 9″ refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided

Instructions

  1. Over medium high heat, brown the beef in a skillet. Drain any fat, remove beef and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, sauté onions in some oil until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Add beef back to the pan and stir to mix.
  3. Combine beef, onions, mayonnaise, milk, eggs, nutmeg and 2 cups of cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour mixture into both pie crusts, dividing them equally.
  5. Sprinkle the tops with remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  6. Bake the pies at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Dish and serve hot.
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