Cheeseburger Casserole

Cheeseburger Casserole

This cheeseburger casserole is delicious, in a delightfully non-gourmet sort of way. Grownups and kids alike loved it when I served it tonight, and the younger one – the picky eater- even asked for seconds!

To balance out the richness of this dish, skip the starches and serve it with a veggie, such as simple boiled green beans, roasetd asparagus or a big salad.

Cheeseburger Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Entree, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Primal
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • Olive oil spray for the baking dish (make your own using a spray bottle)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped (8 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups (8 oz) sharp cheddar, cubed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 6 x 8-inch baking dish with olive oil spray.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add the beef, the onion and the salt. Cook, stirring to break up the beef, about 10 minutes, until meat is browned, onion is soft and liquids have evaporated.
  3. Add the garlic, black pepper, chili powder, smoked paprika and cumin and cook, stirring, 1 more minute.
  4. Remove from heat, allow to cool five minutes, then stir in the cheese.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 521; Fat: 39g; Carbohydrates: 6g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 727mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 36g

 

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