HUMP DAY HEALTHY EATS: Cheeseburger Pie, Oh My!


Sometimes you just crave comfort food or something that just doesn’t seem good for you. I was feeling that way this weekend. So I searched for something that might do the trick. And I found it. Cheeseburger Pie! Sounds bad for you, right?! Well I made it healthier. This was a huge hit! And it’s not bad for you either. Pair it with the baked sweet potato fries and it will seem like you’re having a cheat meal.
Cheeseburger Pie

1 prepared pie crust
1 lb ground chicken meat (98% fat free or higher)
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp pickle juice
3 pickle spears finely chopped
2 Tbsp mustard (I used spicy brown mustard)
2 Tbsp ketchup
2 cups low fat shredded cheddar cheese

Place the pie crust in an 8-inch pie pan. Poke holes in the bottom and sides of the dough with a fork and bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Once the pie crust is out of the oven reduce the heat to 350.  Spray a pan with cooking spray. Cook onions and garlic until tender. Place in a large bowl after cooked. Cook the ground chicken. Drain any grease from the chicken. Put the ground chicken in to the same bowl as the cooked onions and garlic. Allow the mixture to cool a bit then add the pickle juice, pickles, mustard, ketchup, and 1 cup of cheese. Mix to combine. Add mixture to the pie crust. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Sprinkle with the remaining cup of cheese and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

1 large sweet potato
2 Tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry the sweet potato.  Slice the sweet potatoes a ½ inch to ¾ inch slices.  Place the fries in a bowl, add oil and toss thoroughly.  Place the fries on a baking sheet. Pepper to taste.  Evenly space them on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching or they will get soggy.  Place them in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes flip them and place them back in the oven for 10 more minutes.



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