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Cheeseburger Pie (VRP 400)

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Vintage Recipe Box 400 comes to us from Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H with a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below that is an order form to purchase the box.)

At this time we do not know anything about the history of the box.

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Cheeseburger Pie

Cheeseburger Pie

Cheeseburger Pie (VRP 400)


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ cup catsup
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 - 8inch unbaked pastry shell
  • 4 ounces process American cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Thoroughly combine ground beef, evaporated milk, catsup, crumbs, onion, salt, oregano and pepper. Spread in unbaked pastry shell. Bake in moderate oven (350 F.) for 35 to 40 minutes. Toss together cheese and Worcestershire; spread atop meat. Bake 10 minutes more. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serves 6.

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