Keto Meat Pie

Ingredients (6 servings):

Pie crust: 

  • 240 ml (130 g) almond flour (I use ground almonds) 60 ml (35 g) sesame seeds 1 tbsp (8 g) ground psyllium husk powder 1 tsp (5 g) baking powderpinch of salt3 tbsp olive oil1 egg60 ml water 

Topping: 

  • 225 g (250 ml) cottage cheese200 g (425 ml) shredded cheese 

Filling: 

  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped1 garlic clove, finely chopped2 tbsp butter 600 g ground beef1 tbsp dried oregaonsalt and pepper 4 tbsp tomato paste 125 ml water 

Method: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Fry onion and garlic in butter or olive oil over medium heat for a few minutes, until onion is soft. Add ground beef and keep frying. Add oregano or basil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add tomato paste or ajvar relish. Add water. Lower the heat and let simmer for at least 20 minutes. I usually simmer it for 25-30 minutes, until the liquid evaporates. While the meat simmers, make the dough for the crust.
  4. Mix all the crust ingredients in a food processor for a few minutes until the dough turns into a ball. If you don’t have a food processor, you can mix by hand with a fork, or use a hand mixer with dough beaters. 
  5. Place a round piece of parchment paper in a well-greased springform pan or deep-dish pie pan — 9-10 inches (23-25 cm) in diameter — to make it easier to remove the pie when it’s done. You can also use a casserole dish here. Spread the dough in the pan and up along the sides. Use a spatula or well-greased fingers. Once the crust is shaped to the pan, prick the bottom of the crust with a fork. It probably won’t come very high up the edges, but the important thing is to cover the bottom fully. 
  6. Pre-bake the crust for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the meat in the crust. Mix cottage cheese and shredded cheese together, and layer on top of the pie.
  7. Bake on lower rack for 30-40 minutes or until the pie has turned a golden color.
  8. Serve with fresh salad and enjoy! 

The original recipe can be found here, along with some veggie variations. 

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Keto Meat Pie