White Castle Pie and Coney Island Chili Dog Pie…

The way I was successful doing low carb was being able to find delicious recipes. This one is economical and easy…it is also delish!  I will also post my favorite Chili Cheese Hot Dog Casserole…even more OM NOM!

This is from Linda’s Low Carb Recipes:

WHITE CASTLE HAMBURGER PIE
1 pound ground beef
1 packet onion soup mix or seasoning mixture (see recipe below)
2 eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup heavy cream
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper, to taste

Brown the hamburger with about half of the onion soup mix or seasoning mixture below *; drain the fat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the remaining soup mix or seasoning mixture and put the meat in a greased 9-10 inch pie plate. Stir in half of the cheese, then top with the remaining cheese. Whisk the eggs, mayonnaise, cream and a dash of pepper well; pour evenly over the meat. Bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6-8 servings
Can be frozen

* If you’re wondering why I only mix half of the soup mix with the meat while cooking, then stir the rest in later, that’s so it will flavor it a bit, but you won’t lose most of the flavoring with the grease that’s drained off.

Serving Suggestion: For a true White Castle experience, top each serving with dill pickles and mustard. Or, make a sauce of dill pickle relish and mustard.

Per 1/6 Pie: 490 Calories; 41g Fat; 25g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Pie: 368 Calories; 31g Fat; 19g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

SEASONING MIXTURE:
If you’d like to save a few carbs, you can use onion powder and dry minced onions in place of the onion soup mix, which has 16 carbs per packet. I used a mixture of 2 teaspoons toasted onion powder (available from Penzeys, or use regular onion powder) and 1 tablespoon dry minced onion. I also sprinkled a little onion powder in with the egg/mayonnaise mixture. The carb count for the recipe made this way is:

Per 1/6 Pie: 476 Calories; 41g Fat; 24g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2.5g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Pie: 357 Calories; 31g Fat; 18g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs

I am considering doing this instead…lower carb and definitely more filling.

CONEY ISLAND CHILI DOG PIE
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped, 1 1/4 ounce
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Salt, to taste
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
Dash hot sauce
8 ounce can tomato sauce
2 kosher hot dogs, sliced in rounds *
2 eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup heavy cream
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

Brown the hamburger and onion; drain fat. Stir in the seasonings, mustard, hot sauce, tomato sauce and sliced hot dogs. Spread in a greased large pie plate; stir in half of the cheese. Beat the eggs well; whisk in the mayonnaise then the cream. Beat well until smooth. Stir in the remaining cheese. Pour over the meat mixture and spread evenly. Bake at 350º 30-35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Makes 6-8 servings
Can be frozen

* I used kosher hot dogs because they seem to be the lowest in carbs and other junk that you typically find in hot dogs. Hebrew National and Nathan’s are both good and only have 1 carb per hot dog. You could add more hot dogs to this, but be sure to add the extra carbs.

Per 1/6 Recipe: 538 Calories; 46g Fat; 27g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 403 Calories; 34g Fat; 20g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

My son said he liked this and he’s very picky. I think it could use a little more mustard and maybe a litte more spice, but it is pretty tasty. Click the photo to see a close-up.

VARIATION: I added another 1/2 teaspoon of mustard, two more hot dogs and baked it in an 8×8″ pan to give it more room. Here are the adjusted counts:

Per 1/6 Recipe: 588 Calories; 51g Fat; 29g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 441 Calories; 38g Fat; 22g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

Linda’s Low Carb Recipes helped me reach my goal the first time. I was never hungry…always satisfied and had fun trying out the recipes.

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