|Evan Big Kids Like Pizza|
Cheeseburger Pie AKA Texas Pizza
One pound of grass fed ground beef
3 to 4 tablespoons pickle juice (from the pickle jar)
2 teaspoons of powdered mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
One half cup chopped up dill pickles
Three fourths cup of grated European cheese (you could leave this out if you aren’t yet to the point where you can tolerate cheese, and it would still be good)
One cooked low carb pie shell (see recipe in this thread)
Brown the ground meat and then add the seasonings and then stir in the the pickle juice and the chopped pickles.
Spoon a little less than half of this mixture into the pie shell. Sprinkle with about a third of the cheese and then spread the rest of the ground meat mixture over the top. Sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese on the top and then bake at 400 F. just until melted.
One sixth of this pie is only five net carbs...four for the crust and one for the pickles...not bad!
The crust kind of falls apart when you try to cut it and take out a slice, but this does not take away from the taste...it’s really pretty good.
Low Carb Pie Crust
One stick of European butter (I use Kerry Gold Butter and those “sticks” come twice as big as a “normal” stick of butter, so I just cut it in half lengthwise and use one of those)
2 organic eggs
Three fourths cup of coconut flour plus two tablespoons, sifted
One fourth teaspoon salt
Melt the butter and then mix in the two eggs. Add the sifted coconut flour and mix thoroughly. Coconut flour is very absorbent, so you’ll notice this mixture is very sticky at first, but then if you keep stirring a little and wait a bit, it’ll thicken up. Add a bit more coconut flour if it’s too sticky.
Knead the dough a little bit to get it to stick together. It’ll have the consistency of Play Doh, except for being very roll-able. It’s very difficult to roll this out, but it’s not hard to make it a press in crust.
Just put the ball of dough on your pie pan and press it all around and up the sides. I tried to flute the edges and even tried to press it with the tines of a fork...but it just didn’t lend itself to any decorative edge work...but it still looked nice with a plain edge. Press some holes in the bottom with a fork and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F.
The whole pie crust comes out to be 24 net carbs. That makes one sixth of the pie only four net carbs. That’s a pretty good deal, in my opinion. Of course...you have to count the net carbs for what you put into it...but...there are plenty of fillings that are low enough. I’m working on some right now!
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