Paleo AIP Cheeseburger Pie!
The Bisquick-like dough seeps into the crevices of the seasoned ground beef and creamy AIP queso sauce...to-die-for!!!
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Now on to the recipe!...
To make the Cheeseburger Pie you will need:
1 lb peeled and raw, very unripe green bananas- not plantains, just regular old Chiquita bananas, extra green. (Weigh them after peeling or start with 1 1/4 pounds pre-peeling) All about green bananas!
1 lb ground beef
4-6 cups green leafy veggies of your choice- spinach, kale, chard, etc
1/2 medium onion, minced
Primal Palate garlic & herb blend OR sub garlic powder, oregano & thyme
Saute the onion in the "butter" or oil in a skillet, adding extra oil if needed to prevent from burning. Cook until softened and starting to brown.
Add ground beef, 1 tsp Primal Palate garlic herb blend and 3/4 tsp salt. Put beef mixture into a bowl and drain off the beef fat/ juice back into the skillet.
Add leafy greens to skillet and cook until wilted. Salt to taste and set aside.
Take the 1 lb peeled raw green banana and put into a blender or food processor (I use the Ninja Express Chop in the video). Blend until pureed into a dough and add in 3/4 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp Primal Palate Garlic & Herb blend.
Grease a glass casserole dish.
Spread 1/2 of the green banana dough on bottom and up the sides.
Layer half the beef mix over that.
Layer the veggies over the beef.
Layer 1/2 of the cheese over the veggies
Add a thin layer of dough over the cheese (save enough to cover the top at the end)
Layer on the rest of the beef
Layer on the rest of the cheese
Cover all with the remainder of green banana dough.
Bake at 400 degrees, covered loosely with foil for 1 hour. Remove foil and let brown 10-15 minutes.
Let cool in fridge overnight before slicing if you want it to hold together in a square, or eat right away, it's still delicious when it's messy! 😋
P.S. Yes, you can freeze & thaw it!
As seen on Phoenix Helix's Recipe Roundtable #251
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