Family Friendly Recipe: Cheeseburger Casserole (with hidden veg)
Want a family friendly recipe that the kids actually like? This one is tried and tested and has come out an absolute winner!
I happened to have a day recently where I had some time on my hands (I know, it doesn’t happen often!) so I decided to try out a new recipe. I have been following a Low Carb/High Fat diet and have been having fun trying out new recipes on the family. I happened to come across this Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole, and tweaked it a little to suit… turns out it was a huge success. Not only did my husband love it, the kids (both the five year old and the baby) devoured it. If there had been leftovers, they would have been a great lunch option the next day too. I teamed it with stir-fry veg, but a salad would be perfect with it as well (Being a LC/HF option, this is quite rich, so small serves are the way to go.).
- 500g mince (your choice – I used beef)
- 3 slices of middle bacon
- 1 onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 50g cream cheese
- 2 tbsp low sugar tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp yellow mustard
- 1 tbsp Worstershire sauce (this can be substituted for a teaspoon of vegemite with a little water if like me, you didn’t have any sauce in the house!)
- 1 tsp seasoning
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup thickened cream
- ½ cup cheese (grated)
- ½ cup grated vegetables (carrot, zucchini, sweet potato and pumpkin are all great options)
- Cook diced bacon until crispy. Set aside.
- Brown mince, adding onion and garlic.
- Add optional grated vegetables, ensuring you squeeze out any excess liquid.
- Drain and add cream cheese, tomato sauce, mustard, Worstershire sauce and salt. Mix.
- Spread into baking dish and layer bacon on top.
- Mix cream and eggs and pour over the beef and bacon.
- Top with grated cheese.
- Bake at 180 deg C for 30 minutes or until brown.
Jess Tucker is a mum of two energetic girls, a yoga enthusiast and she loves creating tasty treats in the kitchen. In her spare time she occasionally attempts to teach teenagers the art of the English language.