Sunday, September 6, 2009

You Must Make This.....

I've been getting alot of my meal ideas lately from Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes. All the recipes I've made have been winners........but this one........ohhhhhmaaahhhgahhhh.....

CRAZY GOOD! Even if you're not low carbing, this is an outstanding meal. I cut it in 8ths, and 2 slices were more than enough. I was full.

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. Beat the eggs, mayonnaise, cream and a dash of pepper; pour evenly over the meat. Bake at 350ยบ 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

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


  1. What is it about boys, math and Yu-Gi-Oh!?

    My son is the SAME WAY.

    Oh my gosh, if I tried to make this, my husband would detest it. He hates mayo. But I might just try it for myself. It sounds soooo good...

  2. Oh my goodness...that looks good. But 41 grams of fat? Holy hell! LOL

  3. LOL @ bridgett :)

    I used to write for atkins (newsletter) and every time I saw the fat content on a recipe my jaw hit the floor.

  4. Oh yum! That looks and sounds so good! Perfect too, I've been looking for some new ground beef recipes. This one is definitely going on next week's menu plan and since I'm not low carbing I think I just might add a nice crust too! :-)

  5. I wonder if you can substitute Miracle Whip for the mayo.

  6. That is actually quite tempting!

  7. Go, fellow low-carber!!! Recipe sounds fab :)

  8. This sounds so delicious and the picture looks even better!! I can't wait to try the recipe out.
    Lisa in Kentucky


Talk to me, people! Otherwise, I'm just talking to myself....