A few decades ago, Bisquick introduced the impossible pie recipe. The recipe was so named because a batter was poured into a pie plate and made a pie. It was called “impossible” because the pies were made without a crust. I have an old cookbook that belonged to my mother that contains a collection of these “impossible pies.” Basically, these recipes require you to fill a pan with whatever savory food items you choose. The filling is then topped with a batter made from Bisquick, milk, and eggs and baked in a 400 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the “pie” is golden brown and the filling firm.
This pie is derived from the original impossible cheese burger pie, but since we are in the middle of 30 days of beans, we added a couple of ingredients. Of course, we added beans. This time we opted for black beans. Then, we added some corn and chopped bell peppers. As a result, the ingredients wouldn’t fit in my pie pan because I could only find the smaller eight inch shallow one. This meant I had to bake it in a square casserole dish in stead of a round pie pan. Of course my math teacher always said “Pie are square.” Square or round, this recipe is a keeper. The only bad thing I can say about this pie it is that the first piece of pie served from the pan broke and didn’t look pretty.
Fortunately, the other pieces came out fine. Too bad I didn’t notice the crumb of ground beef on it before I took the picture. By the time I realized the problems with my photo, we had devoured everything.
Here’s your printable recipe. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
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- 1 pound lean hamburger
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- ⅓ cup bell pepper, chopped
- ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed.
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup Bisquick
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Brown ground beef with chopped onion and bell pepper until meat is cooked.
- Drain excess fat from pan.
- Stir seasoned salt, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce into meat mixture.
- Add corn and black beans to mixture and mix well.
- Spray a deep 9" pie plate with non-stick spray.
- Layer meat and vegetable mixture in the bottom of a deep 9" pie plate.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, Bisquick and eggs until a smooth batter is achieved.
- Pour batter over the top of the meat and cheese mixture in the pie plate.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.