White Castle Hamburger (No Crust) PIE




Introduction: White Castle Hamburger (No Crust) PIE

About: I'm "retired", and now have time for all the creative things I've done since I was a child. I especially like anything with texture.....fabric, wood, glass, stones....even rusty objects. I have a LARGE fabric…

This is another of the recipes that is one of my families favorites. I did not create the recipe, but have changed it to fit our likes. I'll post the original recipe along with my changes.


Step 1: Step 1: Recipe and Ingredients

Here is the original recipe from http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/white_castle_hamburger_pie.html My changes are denoted with *** and bold letters

1 pound ground beef
1 packet onion soup mix or seasoning mixture (see recipe below)   ***I used 2 Tablespoons of dried Onion Flakes plus 1 teaspoon onion powder. I added these AFTER the hamburger was browned, and drained
2 eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup heavy cream
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper, to taste     *** I use about 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 fresh ground pepper

Brown the hamburger with about half of the onion soup mix or seasoning mixture below   *** I do NOT add any seasoning to the cooking hamburger      *; 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. Whisk the eggs, mayonnaise, cream and a dash of pepper well; pour evenly over the meat. Bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes. *** Broil for about 3 minutes to brown up the top   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

Step 2: Step 2: Brown the Ground Beef (Hamburger)

I had a bit more than 1 pound of hamburger today, but this recipe is pretty forgiving, so use what you have. I have also used half ground beef, and half ground turkey, with good results.

Brown in skillet, chopping as you go. Drain well.

TIP: IF you want to get rid of more of the fat, you can add the hamburger to a large sauce pan of boiling water. "Chop" with a potato masher to break it up. Once cooked drain it.....you'll be surprised how much grease goes down the drain.

Step 3: Step 3: Start Assembly

Put the browned, drained hamburger into a 9 or 10 inch pie pan. ***OR if you have a 9 or 10 inch skillet that is oven-proof, you can omit the pie pan, and go ahead, and return the browned hamburger to the same skillet you used to brown it, making this a ONE POT MEAL.

Since I do not use the onion soup mix AT ALL this is the point at which I add the dried onion flakes, onion powder, salt, and pepper. I mix it right in the pie pan.

Once the seasoning is mixed in, add 1/2 (4oz) of the shredded cheese, and mix that as well.

Step 4: Step 4: Add More ;-)

Now that 1/2 (4oz) of the cheese has been mixed into the seasoned hamburger mixture, add the balance (4oz) of the cheese to the top of the pie.

Step 5: Step 5: Mix and Add Liquids

Now is the time to slightly beat (or wisk)  the 2 eggs in a small bowl. I use a measuring cup.
 Add the 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream (also called Whipping Cream)
 Wisk that together 
Add the 1/2 Cup of Mayonnaise
Wisk well

Pour this liquid mixture over the top of the pie. Smooth to cover

Step 6: Step 6: Bake

Put into pre-heated 350° oven, and bake for 30-35 minutes. I usually finish mine by turning on the broiler for 3 minutes to brown up the top.  It's your choice.

Remove from oven and let stand for about 10 minutes

Step 7: Step 7: Serve

Cut the pie and for the "real" White Castle experience serve with mustard, and dill pickle slices.....no ketchup!

I really have to say we almost like this better the second day.....my DH eats it COLD right from the fridge

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    5 years ago

    I made tonight and it turned out wonderful. I made my sauce with mustard, mayonnaise and dill pickles. I used a food processor to combine and cut up pickles. I have never ate White Castle but it reminds me of Krystal.


    Reply 4 years ago

    Glad you liked it. I made it again the other night too.....it's always a hit. BTW I'm not a huge fan of White Castles or Krystals......a lot of bun, not much else


    8 years ago on Introduction

    That turned out great. Loved it and so did my family. Thanks you so much for this wonderful recipe and your little tweaks.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I'm glad you liked it.....My DH just told me yesterday he wants this again....soon

    Thanks for the note!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Such a great idea! Though my midwestern family has an irrational prejudice against White Castle, so I'll have to call it something else :-) Though I do know the glory that is White Castle, having lived on the east coast!

    Thank you very much for sharing, and good luck on the contest!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I grew up in the midwest as well, and had never tasted a white castle hamburger until after 2001! This is kind of what all the first fast food hamburgers tasted like! I hope you try it and like it as much as my family does!