'Chinese' Pie

'Chinese' Pie

8 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Recipe by  Aliboo

“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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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  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.

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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) and make an extra for the freezer.



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 fruit ketchup!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 412 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs
  • 57.2 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 992 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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