How to Make a Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

Satisfy your cheeseburger cravings without the carbs with “Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole.” This hearty and delicious dish combines all the flavors of a classic bacon cheeseburger into a comforting casserole that’s perfect for a low-carb or keto diet. With ground beef, crispy bacon, and melted cheese, this casserole is sure to become a family favorite.

Why You’ll Love Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole:

  • Low-Carb and Keto-Friendly: Ideal for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet.
  • Hearty and Flavorful: Packed with ground beef, bacon, cheese, and flavorful seasonings.
  • Easy to Make: Simple ingredients and straightforward preparation.
  • Family-Friendly: A dish that even picky eaters will love.

Ingredients Notes For Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole:

  • Ground Beef: Lean ground beef for a hearty base.
  • Bacon: Cooked until crispy and crumbled.
  • Cheese: Cheddar cheese for a classic cheeseburger flavor.
  • Eggs: Helps bind the casserole together.
  • Heavy Cream: Adds richness and creaminess.
  • Onion: Chopped for flavor.
  • Garlic: Minced for added flavor.
  • Tomato Paste: Adds depth and a touch of sweetness.
  • Dill Pickles: Chopped for a tangy bite (optional).
  • Mustard: Yellow mustard for classic cheeseburger flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste, for seasoning.
  • Fresh Parsley: Chopped for garnish.

Recipe Steps:

  1. Cook the Bacon:
    • In a large skillet, cook 6-8 slices of bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon and drain on paper towels. Once cool, crumble the bacon and set aside.
  2. Cook the Ground Beef:
    • In the same skillet, add 1 pound of ground beef and cook over medium-high heat until browned, breaking it apart as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add Onion and Garlic:
    • Add 1 chopped onion and 2 minced garlic cloves to the skillet with the ground beef. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  4. Add Seasonings:
    • Stir in 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix until well combined.
  5. Assemble the Casserole:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 3 large eggs and 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Add the cooked ground beef mixture, crumbled bacon, 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, and chopped dill pickles (if using). Mix until everything is well combined.
  6. Bake:
    • Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Spread it out evenly. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the casserole is set and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Serve:
    • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy the casserole hot.
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Storage Options:

  • Refrigerate: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Reheat individual portions in the microwave or reheat the entire casserole in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) until warmed through.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pickles for garnish (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley or green onions for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Cook the Bacon:

  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Once cooled, crumble the bacon and set aside.

Cook the Beef:

  • In the same skillet, add the ground beef and cook over medium-high heat until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks.
  • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the beef and cook until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Drain any excess fat from the skillet.

Prepare the Beef Mixture:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked beef mixture with half of the shredded cheddar cheese, all the mozzarella cheese, and the crumbled bacon. Mix well.

Make the Egg Mixture:

  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, tomato paste, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder until smooth.

Assemble the Casserole:

  • Pour the beef mixture into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the beef mixture, spreading it out evenly to cover.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top.

Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the casserole is set and the top is golden brown.

Serve:

  • Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Garnish with pickles and chopped parsley or green onions, if desired.

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