Yes, it does taste like a cheeseburger and is even better the next day when you microwave a wedge for lunch! 

I paint the plate with ketchup and mustard and serve with Wickles Spicy Pickle Chips, or even lettuce and tomato, just the way I like my burgers. It is intentionally left rather ‘unseasoned’ except for the ketchup, salt and pepper… just like a burger.

Cheeseburger Pie for Bariatric Eating

Cheeseburger Pie!
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Use very lean beef so the dish is not greasy. I do not use ground turkey as it is ground soft tissue parts I do not care to eat - and not the the healthy alternative people believe it is.
  • 1¼ pounds very lean ground beef (or ground sirloin or buffalo or even soy crumbles)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup Heinze low sugar ketchup, found in most supermarkets
  • ½ cup Inspire Protein Kitchen Pancake Mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces Cabot 70% Cheddar, shredded (Grating your own cheese is less expensive and no chemical additives. Use half of an 8 ounce bar of cheddar)
  • Burger toppings - Ketchup, mustard, onion, and Wickles spicy pickle chips in my house
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 9 inch pie plate, especially around edges, with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Cook the ground beef over medium high heat in a non-stick skillet for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently to break up the meat into fine pieces. Add the onions and saute an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until tender. Spoon off any fat in pan (I even use my kitchen tongs to sop up any grease with a paper towel) Stir in ketchup, season with salt and pepper and spoon into the prepared pie plate.
  3. Combine Inspire Protein Kitchen Pancake Mix, milk, and eggs in a small bowl until blended, stir in the cheese. Pour over the meat mixture in pie plate. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cut into wedges and serve with toppings.

Cheeseburger Pie - BariatricEating