Easy Paleo Hamburger Pie, Crust Free and Low Carb


 Easy Paleo Hamburger Pie, Crust Free and Low Carb / beautyandthefoodie.com


 Easy Paleo Crust Free Hamburger Pie is an easy to prepare, grain free, low carb and crust free meat pie that is savory and full of flavor. This recipe is similar to my other hamburger pie recipes but if crust free and much easier to prepare with less ingredients. So, you can have this one in the oven fairly quickly. My family liked the crust free, easy version as much as the one with the crust. I have been really trying to make easier to prepare, budget friendly recipes that the kids will still love. The recipe is dairy free but if you can have dairy, then add some optional grated cheese to the top of the pie when it comes out of the oven to make it a cheeseburger pie. This pie is nut free as well, but has a nut meal option for people that can’t tolerate flax meal. My picky eaters had a second helping and were sad when it was gone.

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4.3 from 4 reviews
Easy Paleo Hamburger Pie, Crust Free
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Easy, grain free, paleo, low carb, budget friendly, savory, hamburger pie.
Recipe type: paleo, primal, grain free, gluten free, low carb
Cuisine: budget friendly casserole
Serves: 8
  • The Meat Pie Ingredients:
  • 1 lb ground beef, browned and lightly drained
  • ½ cup tomato puree or tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp golden flax meal, golden flax has a better taste (can sub with or cashew almond meal, if you can’t have flax) where to buy golden flax meal
  • ½ tbsp Italian seasonings, like this one
  • ½ tsp sea salt, like this one
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, like this one
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • The Pie Topping Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened plain (not vanilla) almond milk or coconut milk, or heavy cream if you use dairy
  • ½ tsp ground mustard spice,(key ingredient don’t skip), like this one
  • ¼ sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Optional: ⅓ to a ½ cup grated cheese, omit if dairy free
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and grease or oil a 9 inch pie pan or dish
  2. In a large frying pan on medium high heat, brown the ground beef until cooked.
  3. Pour off a little of the excess grease
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine the browned ground beef and all the meat pie ingredients. Stir together thoroughly.
  5. Spoon meat mixture into prepared pie pan and spread around evenly. Set aside.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl combine all the pie topping ingredients. Whisk and beat until combined.
  7. Pour pie topping mixture evenly over the top of the meat pie.
  8. Bake at 400 F for 28 to 31 minutes or until top is browning and the center of pie is firm.
  9. Add optional grated cheese to the top of the pie if desired
  10. Cool for a few minutes. Slice and serve.
Cheese is included in the nutritional data.
*all nutritional data is an estimate based on the products I used*
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 177 Fat: 11 g Carbohydrates: 3 g / Net Carbs: 2.2 g Sugar: 1 g Fiber: 0.8 g Protein: 20 g



  1. Erin says

    This was a perfect edition to my repertoire! I have three hungry boys and they devoured it! Great as we are leaning toward Paleo lifestyle! Thanks!

    • says

      Erin, I’m so happy that the boys like it. It is always a challenge keeping boys fed! I feel like I’m always shopping and cooking!

  2. Judith says

    I made this yesterday night. Sadly, it was nothing special. My fiance wasn’t impressed either. He found the Italian spice weird and overpowering in it. He said “you don’t put Italian spice in cheeseburgers” It’s an ok starting point, but we will keep tweaking it to get out HG cheeseburger pie.

    • says

      Judith, you don’t need to add the Italian seasoning to the recipe if you don’t like it. It is good without it, and also many people enjoy using taco seasoning in it instead for a taco pie.

  3. Ali says

    I know your intent was to make it crust free but could it be made in a pie crust? And of so, so you think you would bake the crust ahead of time and then make and bake the meat pie?

    • says

      Ali, I used to make this in a frozen pie crust and it was so good like that. Now that I have Celiac, I make my own gluten free pie crust and I put the ingredients right into the raw pie crust and bake. It is just extra work to make the pie crust. If you don’t have food allergies or dietary restrictions you can use a pre-made pie crust. Here is the link to the same recipe with a gluten free low carb pie crust recipe: http://beautyandthefoodie.com/hamburger-pie/

  4. Eliene says

    Hey Stacey!
    This looks delicious nd I really want to try it, but I was wondering since I don’t have any allergies/diet restrictions, could I also just use regular flour in stead of the flax meal?

    thnx in advance!

    • says

      Eliene, the original recipe before all my dietary restrictions, I used about 1/2 cup bread crumbs. I don’t think flour would work as well.

  5. Kathryn says

    To say that this was a huge hit at my house is an understatement! I had to substitute regular 2% milk and missed out on the mustard but it was still AMAZING! I think my husband has asked for it about everyday since I made it last– mostly with witty comments and promises to give up everything else on my menus for hamburger pie every day hahaha

    Thanks for sharing!!

    (And yes, I’m making it again tonight so hopefully I can buy myself a couple days of peace lol)

    • says

      Hi Kathyrn, thank you for all your kind words, and for taking the time to comment and share your amusing story about your husband. Your husband sounds exactly like mine because mine loves to pester me continually for food, lol.

  6. Michelle says

    My husband and I both enjoy this great recipe, thanks! I usually add some homemade or no sugar ketchup to the meat mix. Fresh tomato slices and/or bacon on top of the meat mix (place on top of meat, then pour egg) is also tasty! We usually have original recipe ingredients on hand and then substitute add-ins according to what is in the pantry. Thanks again!

  7. Char says

    I just made this tonight and everyone loved it. I didn’t have the Italian seasoning and I used heavy cream. Loved it and will definitely be making it again. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  8. rebi says

    Can you replace wholle eggs with white eggs? Can you add the cheese in the crust from the begining? Or in the last few minutes of cooking?Thank you.

    • says

      Kelly, I haven’t tried this yet, but I heard you can replace the tomato purée with roasted red pepper puree. You would roast the red bell peppers in the oven. Then once they are done and cooled, puree them in a blander or food processor.

    • says

      Rebecca, I do have the sodium amount. I looked in my nutrition data file in my computer software, and I plugged in a couple variations for you: recipe as directed with sea salt and cheese included: 296 mg per slice. Recipe with cheese but without the sea salt: 186mg per slice. Recipe without cheese or sea salt: 142 mg per slice. Hope that helps.

  9. Teresa says

    Why can’t you use vanilla almond milk? That’s all I buy and would hate to have to buy plain for the small amount in this recipe.

  10. says

    Hi there!!

    Tried this recipe and absolutely loved it. I did add a bit more however, some spinach and mushroom! I found my crust was a bit thick but it was tasty non the less. Definitely going to be my go-to low carb pie recipe! Thank you so much for creating such a lovely dish!


  11. Yvonne says

    My 15 year old daughter is our pickiest eater plus she has never been a fan of red meat and she liked it. She said she wasn’t sure at first but she liked it. Although I didn’t have Italian seasoning on hand so I omitted it but followed the rest of the directions. I like the previous comment of using taco seasoning, I may try that next time.

  12. Carol says

    This sounds really good and I’m anxious to try it. Has anyone made it with homemade (of course) taco seasoning instead of Italian? This could really hit the spot when I’m wanting something Mexican!

    • says

      Carol, that is a fantastic idea, a crust free taco pie! Would be an easy change. I’m sure it would be great. I might have to make that asap.
      thanks for sharing your genius!

      • Carol says

        Oh, I’m no genius, believe me! lol Just love my Mexican food.
        I’m making it right now. Ground turkey, 3 tbls homemade taco seasoning, 8 oz can of tomato sauce, handful of dehydrated mixed color diced bell pepper and onions. Smells fantastic! I think I’ll add some shredded Monterey jack cheese to the top when I bake it. Serve it up with some sour cream, diced avocado, chopped fresh tomatoes, and shredded lettuce.
        Oooohhhh, I may have to, ummm, sample this before I feed it to the family for dinner tonight! lol

        • Carol says

          The verdict is in! The family loved the Mexican version…husband, son, son’s girlfriend. I barely managed to escape with a small wedge to reheat for my lunch today. When I asked if I should make it again, I got a double thumbs-up from everyone.
          I have to make the original version now!
          Thanks, Stacey, for this awesome recipe!!!

  13. Angel says

    Made this this evening. Excellent recipe. The hubs, who is pretty finicky, really liked it. He ate 5 out of 8 pieces. It will definitely be on the menu in the future.

  14. says

    Meat PIE!! If you’ve seen some of my recipes, YOU KNOW I love me some meat pie – so thank YOU for the food pornography! My mouth cannot control it’s drool right now! I think I need to start making something to eat, ASAP – LOL!

    And ah ha ha! Did you make the mistake of using VANILLA almond milk in this recipe before – LOL! That must have tasted….. SO…. GOOD…. Ah ha ah!

    • says

      Oh GiGi, thank you for your adorable enthusiasm! I have not used the vanilla almond milk in this recipe, but have accidentally bought it when I thought I was buying plain.


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