Chinese Pie

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"My grandmother, Julia O'Malley (Nanny), always made this when I was growing up. It is neither Chinese, nor pie, so we don't know why it was called that - it's more like a shepherd's pie, but that's what it was called in our family. Believe it or not, this is great when you smush it all together and put ketchup on it! The kids love it!"
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1 h servings 844 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 844 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 47.9 g
  • 74%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.4g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 48.5 g
  • 97%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium:
  • 907 mg
  • 36%

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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  2. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Mash potatoes using a potato masher or fork.
  3. Stir ground beef and white sauce together in a bowl; spread into the prepared casserole dish. Layer corn over beef mixture.
  4. Measure about 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and set aside. Sprinkle the remaining Cheddar cheese over corn layer; top with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese over potatoes.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and cheese is melted, about 30 minutes.


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It is very much like a common dish in Quebec known as "pate chinois," which translates as Chinese pie, though it is not Chinese at all. The Quebecois season their meat with Worcestershire sauce...

It's very tasty, very simple, very quick, and very easy to put together. I had no corn on hand, so I used our frozen green beans instead, thanks to suggestion by Volleyballmom. Rather than ket...

Tweak alert. We don't typically eat corn but I really wanted to try this recipe so I used steamed green beans. I used jarred Classico alfredo sauce for the white sauce. This was a really good re...

Love it as is! My mom also called it Chinese pie!

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