Quinoa-Crusted Ground Beef Mini Pie

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Quinoa Pie Crust Recipe

My husband have lunch everyday at home. We live nearby his office and it is way healthier eating homemade food.

But If you are thinking that I cook everyday, you are toooootally wrong. Usually I cook 2-3 times a week and we eat leftovers in other days. Yes, leftovers can be delicious … we just need to be creative ;).

This Quinoa Crusted Ground Beef Mini Pie Recipe is an example. It was made with leftover quinoa and leftover ground beef. Usually I cook more quinoa than I’m gonna need for a specific recipe. The unconsumed portion goes to the freezer. The ground beef mixture I had made the day before. Having these two main ingredients ready, I’ve “created” the Quinoa Crusted Ground Beef Mini Pie. I swear, it was amazing!

Oh! Important information: the quinoa crust is gluten-free and it doesn’t have any fat. It can also be used to prepare quiches! Unlike other pies and quiches crusts, it is totally light. I am super excited about it … hehehe. I’ll try new fillings and certainly post the recipes here.

Serve 4 mini pies

Quinoa Crusted Ground Beef Mini Pie – Ingredients:

For the quinoa gluten-free crust 
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, in room temperature or cold  (* tips bellow)
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon fat-free/ gluten-free sour cream
1/3 cup cassava flour (you can use any flour, but I chose this one because it is gluten-free and I love its taste)
Cooking Spray for greasing
Jumbo muffin pan

Quinoa Pie Crust Ingredients

Quinoa Pie Crust Ingredients

For the filling
1 1/2 cups cooked ground beef mixture (** tips bellow)
1/3 cup shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese

Quinoa Pie Crust  Filling

Quinoa-Crusted Ground Beef Mini Pie – How to Prepare:

In a bowl mix together the cooked quinoa, sour cream, cassava flour and egg yolks until thoroughly combined. Cover it and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Quinoa Pie Crust  Recipe

Quinoa Pie Crust  Recipe

Press quinoa gluten-free crust mixture into bottom and up sides of  muffin cups (previously greased with cooking spray). Place 1/4 ground-beef mixture in each cup. Top each with shredded mozzarella.

Quinoa Pie Crust  Recipe

Bake 30 to 35 minutes (under 350F) or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes. With tip of knife, lift pies from cups. Serve warm.

Quinoa Pie Crust  Recipe

Quinoa Pie Crust  Recipe

Quinoa Pie Crust  Recipe


* If you are not used to cook quinoa, it is really simple! Just combine an equal portion of quinoa and warm water (example: 1 cup quinoa + 1 cup warm water) in a saucepan. Add salt, pepper or any other seasoning you like. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is absorbed.

** You can fill the pies with ingredients you have at home. Cooked chicken, ham, cheese, eggs and vegetables work well in this recipe.

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