‘Chinese’ Pie

‘Chinese’ Pie This one-dish meal doesn’t have anything to do with Chinese food. Originating more than a century ago in Canada, it came from Chinese immigrants making do with ingredients from their new environment. This is a wonderful comfort food dish that is a family favorite. Kids love this dish! Serve with a green salad and some nice crusty rolls.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 45 mins

    TOTAL : 55 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole with butter.

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  • Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir ground beef into onion, season with salt and black pepper, and cook ground beef mixture until browned and crumbly, about 10 more minutes. Drain excess grease.

  • Spread cooked ground beef mixture into bottom of the prepared casserole dish; pour cream-style corn over the ground beef in a layer; top with layer of mashed potatoes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are browned and casserole is bubbling, about 30 minutes.

Per Serving: 412 calories; protein 20.3g; carbohydrates 57.2g; fat 13.1g; cholesterol 52.4mg; sodium 927.6mg. For a quicker meal, you can use mashed potatoes from the grocer’s refrigerated section; however, instant potatoes do not work well in this recipe.