Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole - Low Carb Version
This bacon cheeseburger casserole recipe is a low carb version of your favourite burger flavours. Karly, the author of the Buns in My Oven recipe blog, came up with this tasty dinner recipe when she decided to eat low carb for awhile. So many people are jumping on the low carb bandwagon, and with good reason. Carbohydrates are a necessary component of everyone’s diet, but sometimes people get too much which can lead to blood sugar spiking and the potential for weight gain. Even more than that, carbohydrates are your body’s first choice of fuel, so your body will use them up before using the stored fat. If you would like to lose some weight, eating a low carb diet may help you get to where you would like to be, and when you have casserole recipes like this one, it will be an easy change to make.
When we think of a cheeseburger recipe, we always remember the bun, but there are other fillers too. Sometimes the meat patty will contain breadcrumbs for binding and also help to stretch the meat out further. In the case of this easy meal, there is no bread involved. Karly utilises lightly beaten eggs to give this dish more substance and some extra protein. The meat mixture is layered in a casserole dish simply before being topped with the eggs and cheese. The eggs form part of the sauce that covers the casserole, and surprisingly, many of Karly’s readers remarked on how the casserole didn’t taste eggy at all. In fact, that several of them enjoyed the casserole so much, they decided to make it again. Another low carb component to this dinner is sugar-free ketchup, which most won’t have in their home, but is steadily gaining more availability. In fact, several big-name brands are releasing versions of their ketchup without sugar, which will make eating low carb a lot easier. Once you have this dinner recipe once, you will want to make it on repeat. Just pair it with a tossed lettuce salad, and you will have a tasty meal for any night of the week.
If you are looking for easy hamburger meat recipes where you can stretch out one pound of meat to serve six people, this bacon cheeseburger casserole recipe will fit the bill perfectly. Meals like this one are great for stretching out a more expensive ingredient so that it feeds several people. The secret to making this casserole taste like a bacon cheeseburger is the addition of plenty of bacon, as well as the classic burger toppers like yellow mustard and onion. Karly also sprinkles the casserole with some fresh dill to achieve a pickle taste on the casserole. Of course, if you would like to garnish this casserole with some fresh burger toppings, like diced tomato and onion, that will only make this casserole recipe even more delicious than it already is.
This bacon cheeseburger casserole recipe will become a favourite of the whole family, with its moist meat filling and saucy topping. Casseroles are some of the best easy and delicious dinner recipes because they can be prepared ahead of the day you need them and should warm in the oven perfectly. If you intend on making this dish ahead of time, just omit the sauce and only add it on the night you intend to bake it. Otherwise, the sauce may curdle with the eggs after being baked a second time. Thank you to Karly, the author of the Buns in My Oven recipe blog, for sharing her bacon cheeseburger casserole recipe with us.
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