Easy Paleo Hamburger Pie Crust Free and Low Carb-
Easy Paleo Hamburger Pie, Crust Free Low Carb is an easy to prepare, grain-free, low carb, and crust-free meat pie
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 fewer 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 it 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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RECIPE AND DIRECTIONS BELOW:
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Easy Paleo Hamburger Pie, Crust Free
- The Meat Pie Ingredients:
- 1 lb ground beef browned and lightly drained
- ½ cup tomato puree or tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoon 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 * see above
- ½ tablespoon Italian seasonings
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
- 1 egg beaten
- The Pie Topping Ingredients:
- 2 eggs beaten
- 3 tablespoon unsweetened plain almond milk or coconut milk or heavy cream if you use dairy, not vanilla
- ½ teaspoon ground mustard spice (key ingredient don’t skip)
- ¼ sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup grated cheese Optional, omit if dairy free
- Preheat oven to 400 F and grease or oil a 9 inch pie pan or dish
- In a large frying pan on medium high heat, brown the ground beef until cooked.
- Pour off a little of the excess grease
- In a large mixing bowl combine the browned ground beef and all the meat pie ingredients. Stir together thoroughly.
- Spoon meat mixture into prepared pie pan and spread around evenly. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl combine all the pie topping ingredients. Whisk and beat until combined.
- Pour pie topping mixture evenly over the top of the meat pie.
- Bake at 400 F for 28 to 31 minutes or until top is browning and the center of pie is firm.
- Add optional grated cheese to the top of the pie if desired
- Cool for a few minutes. Slice and serve.
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*all nutritional data is an estimate based on the products I used*
Nutrition Facts: 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
*all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*
Hi. What type (fat ratio) of ground beef did you use?
James, I used the 80/20 (20 % fat)fat ratio ground beef.
Just made this tonight I know it’s a old comment post but I had to say it was fantastic
Thank you, Walter, for making the recipe & for your kind words 🙂
This looks great; can't wait to try it! I think I will use gelatin instead of flax meal. One question though - how is that the egg mixture actually stays on top vs sinking through all the spaces between the ground meat?
Andrew, some of the mixture does go though the pie and some stays and rises to the top of the pie. It helps hold the pie together and keeps it from falling apart.
I'm excited to try this! If I make the taco version, would I omit the mustard in the topping ingredients?
Lauren, you could leave it in or swap it for a more spicy seasoning like chili powder.
Just made this tonight -- it was great! I will definitely be making this again.
Thank you Lauren for trying the recipe and taking the time to leave a kind comment 🙂
I'm putting this on my menu plan for this week but with plans to make a pizza version to use up some stuff that I have. I'm thinking pizza sauce instead of tomato sauce, some minced onion, mushrooms, and Mozzarella cheese. Thanks for posting the recipe!
Nikki, A pizza version sounds great! I have done a taco version and other variations as well. Let me know how it goes.
This is one of a handful of recipes I have made multiple times! I like the simple ingredient list, I almost always have everything in my pantry, or can easily substitute if I don't, I've subbed tomatillo salsa for the tomato sauce and that was a fun change!
Awe thank you so much for your kind words Shawna! It is my go-to recipe as well. I love the genius tomatillo salsa idea! 🙂
This is definitely a keeper! The garlic cloves, garlic powder and Italian seasoning along with the salt gave it just the right flavor. I also added steamed zucchini slices on top of the meat mixture before pouring the egg topping over it. Delicious and filling 🙂
Thank you Susan for leaving a nice comment and trying the recipe. I love the brilliant addition of zucchini! Will try that.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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/
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!
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.
Could mushrooms be used instead of flax as a bread crumb substitute?
I am not sure, as I have not used mushrooms in place of bread crumbs before.
This sounds delicious! Can it be made ahead and frozen (before baking)?
Betsy, I would bake it first, then freeze it.
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)
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.
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!
Michelle, I am so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoy the recipe and are having fun reinventing it. Love the bacon tomato idea!!
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.
Char, Thank you for trying the recipe and taking the time to give positive feedback. That always makes my day! 🙂
This is more like 4 servings. It was a good recipe just not realistically 8 servings.
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.
Hi Rebi, you can use egg whites and it works as well as whole egg. You can add the cheese before or after baking, as I have done both. I usually add some to the crust, bake and then add a little more after baking. I used to add only before baking, but then I forgot once, and added it after, and it was good.
Thank you! I will try it today:)
It was delicious:) Thank you!
Thank you for trying the recipe and taking the time to comment. Thank you especially for being nice
This recipe looks great but I have a tomato allergy. Can the tomato puree be omitted or replaced?
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.
Do you know how much sodium this adds up to?
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.
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.
Teresa, it might be okay if it is unsweetened, but in my experience, vanilla does not taste good in savory recipes.
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!
Hi Kathleen, thank you for trying the recipe. Glad it went well. Thank you for your kind words and the feedback.
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.
Yvonne, I am thrilled she liked it!!
Add some curry powder, onions and dried fruit and you have a South African Bobotie. Delicious!
Jan, I love the sound of that! Will have to try Bobotie
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!
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!
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
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!!!
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.
Angel, thank you for the great feedback! Your hubs sounds like mine! I think mine could eat the whole meat pie!!
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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!
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.