LOW CARB CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE

NIBBLES: Low Carb Cheeseburger Casserole

I actually cannot believe it’s been so long since I posted a recipe.  An abolute age I tell you!  So I knew I had to really bring it with something delicious for this post – Low Carb Cheeseburger Casserole.

I found this recipe on Pinterest (you can check out my Pinterest feed HERE), and as you know from a number of my other recipe posts, I like to take a recipe I’ve never tried and talk you guys through my first time testing it out.  The original recipe is from a site called Mom Does Reviews, and you can find it HERE.

LOW CARB CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE

Now, for me, these ‘low carb’ recipes are very touch and go.  We usually try and eat low carb for the most part anyway (although the festive season knocked that out of the way fast), but I find a lot of the lower carb recipes are super high in fats and actually make me feel a bit ill.  This, my friends, is not one of them.

I served mine with some shredded lettuce, sliced tomato and sliced up gherkins (aka pickles) to give it a fresh edge and also to add in those burger flavours without the bun.

As always, I’ll give you the original recipe I found, and then add my notes in at the end!

 

Low Carb Cheeseburger Casserole

An absolutely delicious take on a cheeseburger for those staying away from carbs. In fact, as a South African, the best way to explain it is like a cheeseburger bobotie.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds beef mince (This is roughly 1,36kg) (I bought 2/3rds of it as extra lean beef mince and 1/3rd of it as hamburger patties in the fresh mince meat section at my local Spar, to give it that smokey burger flavour).
  • 1 packet onion soup powder I had Knorr Onion 2 in 1 Stew Mix with Robertson's spices on hand, so I just used this.
  • 1 bag cheese of choice (You can buy bags of grated cheese in the store, but I just grated up a small block of Parmalat gouda cheese and bought sliced cheese for the top to show the separate portions. Alternatively you can just use pre-sliced cheese as that's what she did.)
  • garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (We used Hellman's Light)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (I just used regular fresh cream)
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (roughly 175°C)
  • Brown meat and drain excess fat.
  • After meat is cooked thoroughly mix in onion soup mix and garlic powder.
  • If you're using grated cheese, mix in ¾ of bag now (she used sliced cheese so she layered it on top, I used grated cheese mixed in, and in a few steps I placed the extra slices on top).
  • Place in casserole dish.
  • Mix together mayonnaise, cream and eggs. Cover the top of the casserole with this mixture.
  • Top with slices of cheese, or if you're using grated only then the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 40min. Serve and enjoy.
    LOW CARB CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE

Overall, I had the following thoughts on the recipe: –

It is quite rich, so even though she doesn’t actually suggest having it with some salad/garnish type goodies, I highly recommend it.  They break up the richness and add a fresh taste to the dish.

This is honestly super easy and pretty foolproof.  You’re mixing mince and cheese with seasoning – what can go wrong?

You genuinely get the cheeseburger taste without the carbs.

If you want you can always add it to burger buns, it’ll be like a cheeseburger sloppy Joe!

I’d be tempted to up the delish factor and add streaky bacon to the top as well.

I’d imagine this would be a good dish to make and freeze for use ahead of time.  You could totally just freeze it after assembling it, and then seal up and pop in the freezer.  Then when you’re short of time or too tired to cook, just pop in the freezer.  I’d recommend cooking from frozen but maybe on a slightly lower temperature so the cheese on top doesn’t burn before it’s cooked through.


You can check out some of my other recipe posts below: –

Banting Buttermilk Rusks

Thai Panang Curry

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Valentine’s Day cupcakes


 

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