'Chinese' Pie

'Chinese' Pie

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"This one-dish meal doesn't have anything to do with Chinese food. Originating more than a century ago in Canada, it came from Chinese immigrants making do with ingredients from their new environment. This is a wonderful comfort food dish that is a family favorite. Kids love this dish! Serve with a green salad and some nice crusty rolls."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 412 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.2g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 928 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole with butter.
  2. Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir ground beef into onion, season with salt and black pepper, and cook ground beef mixture until browned and crumbly, about 10 more minutes. Drain excess grease.
  3. Spread cooked ground beef mixture into bottom of the prepared casserole dish; pour cream-style corn over the ground beef in a layer; top with layer of mashed potatoes.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are browned and casserole is bubbling, about 30 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For a quicker meal, you can use mashed potatoes from the grocer's refrigerated section; however, instant potatoes do not work well in this recipe.

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Most helpful positive review

Having a French Canadian mom that loved mashed potatoes meant we had Pate Chinois weekly in winter! For a really quick meal, I'll double it, use the frozen mashed potatoes (no peeling required)...

Most helpful critical review

I make this almost weekly. I too am french canadian. My mom always called it shepards pie, and she would melt butter ontop of it. I someimes put cheddar cheese on top of the potatoes.

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Having a French Canadian mom that loved mashed potatoes meant we had Pate Chinois weekly in winter! For a really quick meal, I'll double it, use the frozen mashed potatoes (no peeling required)...

I've been eating this dish since I was born-Wonderful stapel. I crush potato chips on the top before I bake it with a little butter-Nice crunch

I have been eating this ever since I can remember. it is a French Canadian staple.. !! When in doubt for dinner... Make Pâté Chenois!!!!! Really is comfort food! Sever with salad and homemade ...

This is a plain shepherd's pie which is incredibly easy to put together once your mashed potatoes are made. I wish I had the memories to tie to this dish (I totally understand that), but felt it...

I make this almost weekly. I too am french canadian. My mom always called it shepards pie, and she would melt butter ontop of it. I someimes put cheddar cheese on top of the potatoes.

This is how my mother from Vermont made this and I really love it. We too called it Chinese Pie but I have heard it called Shepard's Pie and most people do not make it with the cream corn but I...

This recipe sounded weird when I read it, but we tried it and love it!! It has become a staple in our house. As for the Cook's Note at the bottom of the recipe, I never use real mashed potatoe...

I too grew up with my French Canadian grandmother and I ate this a lot and its one of my all time favorite foods! We called it Shepherd's Pie. I've always used one can cream and one can regular ...

2 cans of creamed corn was to much. I would suggest 1 can of creamed and 1 can of corn. Very tasty

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