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Keto Cheeseburger Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 504kcal

Ingredients

Casserole:

  • 1 Tablespoon Mild Tasting Oil (see notes below)
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper diced
  • 3 Cups Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1.2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Eggs whisked
  • 2 Lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 15 Ounce Can Can of Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sriracha
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Swerve or Lakanto (see sweetener notes below) granular
  • 3 Cups Mozzarella shredded
  • 2 Cups Pork Rinds crushed*

Optional Toppings:

  • Pickles diced
  • Green Onions sliced

Instructions

  • Prep. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare an 8x8 casserole dish (I used an 8" round casserole dish) with cooking spray.
  • Saute veggies. Heat vegetable oil (1 tablespoon) in a large pan over medium heat. Add diced onions (1), diced bell peppers (1), and sliced mushrooms (3 cups). Cook until veggies are soft, and the liquid from the mushrooms has cooked off.
    sauteing the vegetables for low carb cheeseburger casserole
  • Assemble. Place veggies in the prepared casserole dish in an even layer. Pour whisked eggs (2) on top. Add cheese (1 cup), and stir to combine with veggies and eggs to form a "crust".
    how to make low carb cheeseburger casserole
  • Cook beef. Add ground beef ( 2 Lbs ) to the pan and cook until no longer pink -- breaking the meat into small pieces as it cooks. Add tomato sauce, 1 (15 Ounce Can), garlic powder (2 teaspoons ), erythritol (2 tablespoons), and sriracha (1 teaspoon) to the pan and stir to combine. Bring the heat in the pan to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until hardly any liquid is left. It should look like a sloppy joe type consistency.
    how to break up the meat for low carb cheeseburger casserole
  • Assemble + Bake. Add meat to the casserole dish in an even layer. Sprinkle mozzarella (2 cups), then crushed pork rinds (2 cups ) on top. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Allow casserole to cool slightly before slicing. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Mild Tasting Oil. You want an oil with a high smoke point and mild flavor -- think avocado, vegetable, safflower, sunflower, peanut. Skip EVOO, coconut, or sesame oil. 
  • Pickles - Many pickles contain added sugar, check the labels before purchasing a product. We love Vlasic.
  • To crush the pork rinds, place them in a large resealable bag, seal it, then hit the bag with a rolling pin until they've reached a bread-crumb like size.

Nutrition

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Net Carbs: 4g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com