Would you like to hear my super easy quick prep way to make dinner?
It’s so easy…
Grab some eggs, meat, and any low-carb veg or herb that needs to be used before going bad. It’s a great “everything but the kitchen sink” kind of approach.
Whisk 4-6 eggs in a bowl, add 1-2 pounds of browned ground beef (or 50% ground beef and 50% ground beef heart – learn why here), and add in small amounts of other ingredients you have around for different flavors.
That’s the essence of any good meat pie!
This Easy Cheeseburger Pie is a popular go-to recipe around my home. The meat provides ample protein and fat; the eggs hold it all together and also contribute their own amounts of quality protein and fat; the add-in’s augment the flavor and may provide a bit of texture too.
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Tips and Substitutions for Easy Cheeseburger Pie
I usually shred cheese to mix in or lay thin slices over the top so it bubbles in the oven.
My children will eat anything that has onions, those almost always go in the mix.
Sweet or yellow onions is quite suitable but really, you can use any kind you have on hand. This recipe is very forgiving. Red onion is more tangy; shallots and leeks are more spicy. Save the peels and trimmings to add to your next pot of bone broth.
Sautéing garlic and mushrooms with the meat is also nice.
Season with culinary herbs like thyme, basil, and rosemary or your favorite seasoning blend.
If you prefer a zero-fiber approach (Carnivore Diet), omit the onions! Dulse is generally a non-reactive ingredient and usually doesn’t cause reactions. If you’re not comfortable with it, leave it out as well.
For this recipe, I chose to use dulse as my agent of flavor. It has a nice, subtly salty flavor. Along with onion, dulse is my children’s other favorite ingredient. It is a variety of seaweed with little to no abrasive fiber, anti-nutrients, or plant toxins like oxalate, phytates, or lectins. Seaweeds are typically pretty safe for those with food sensitivities, auto-immune diseases, and digestive conditions.
To make more of a complete cheeseburger themed meal, serve with a side of pickles or Homemade Pickle Relish and thick slices of farmer’s market fresh tomatoes on the side when you serve.
Easy Cheeseburger Pie
- Preheat the oven to 350*F (176*C)
- Grease pie plate.
- Lightly brown the meat in tallow or butter in a heavy bottomed skillet or cast iron, transfer to pie plate once done.
- In the same skillet, add a little more fat and brown the onions until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
- While the onions cook, whisk the eggs. Add optional dulse and salt.
- Cover the meat with eggs. Press down or gently shift the meat around a little to allow the eggs to sink down into the meat. Sprinkle the onions over the eggs and meat. Top the whole pie with shredded cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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What kind of quick and easy recipes do you make on busy weeknights? Are there any staples of yours that I can help remake to fit into low-carb/keto macros?