Family Friendly Recipe: Cheeseburger Casserole (with hidden veg)

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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.).

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Optional additions:

  • ½ cup grated vegetables (carrot, zucchini, sweet potato and pumpkin are all great options)

Method:

  1. Cook diced bacon until crispy. Set aside.
  2. Brown mince, adding onion and garlic.
  3. Add optional grated vegetables, ensuring you squeeze out any excess liquid.
  4. Drain and add cream cheese, tomato sauce, mustard, Worstershire sauce and salt. Mix.
  5. Spread into baking dish and layer bacon on top.
  6. Mix cream and eggs and pour over the beef and bacon.
  7. Top with grated cheese.
  8. 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. 

 

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