Easy Dinner Pie
1 lb. cooked meat (ground turkey, ground beef, sausage, chicken breast, etc.)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. shredded cheddar (or other cheese)
3/4 c. freshly-ground white wheat flour or brown rice flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
seasonings to taste
1/2 Tbsp. oil
1 c. milk (or milk substitute)
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 9-inch deep-dish pie plate or 8-inch square baking dish. Spread cooked meat in dish; sprinkle with salt and cheese. Stir remaining ingredients together until blended; pour into dish on top of meat and cheese. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until bubbly and cooked through.
This can be doubled and baked in a 9×13-inch baking dish. I have not found any increase in baking time to be necessary.
Why I Like This Recipe
The original recipe called for ground turkey and shredded cheddar, and used 1/4 tsp. onion powder as the seasoning. I love it, though, because it’s such a versatile base! Any cooked meat can be substituted for the ground turkey, and you can swap out the cheese and seasonings for a wide variety of end results. (I’ve even used canned beans in place of the meat.) Moreover, it’s very easy to make gluten-free, making it a good staple recipe for a gluten-free household.
Some suggested combinations:
- cooked chicken or turkey, with cheddar cheese and sage & thyme (Tastes like Thanksgiving! That’s what’s pictured here.)
- black beans, with Monterey Jack cheese and taco seasoning
- cooked breakfast sausage, with cheddar cheese and basic seasonings (salt, pepper)
- cooked chicken, with Swiss cheese and summer savory
After choosing your meat and cheese, and spreading them in the baking dish, toss all of the other ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Mix well with a whisk…
…and pour the batter over the meat and cheese in the pan.
Bake for about 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until bubbly and the batter isn’t gooey.