Here's a twist on shephard's pie. Instead of mashed potato, this 1956 recipe uses corn bread.
Hamburger Upside-Down Bake
1 lb. hamburger
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder (optional)
1 bottle Del Monte Catsup
1 can (12-oz.) Del Monte Brand Golden Whole Kernal Corn
1 pkg. (approx. 8 oz.) corn muffin mix
In a 10-inch skillet with oven-proof or removable handle, combine first 4 ingredients with 1/2 cup of the catsup. (Be sure to use 10-inch skillet, or cornbread layer will be too thick.) Break meat apart with fork; fry until just brown. Push meat back around edge of skillet; spread undrained corn in center. Mix muffin batter as directed on package; pour evenly over meat and corn. Bake in hot oven (425˚F) 20 to 25 min. or until muffin layer is done. Remove from oven, let stand 5 min., and turn out upside down on warm serving plate. Heat rest of catsup and serve as sauce. Serves 4 to 6.