FoodDec 02 - 2019

Bacon Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole

Bacon Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole

1 head cauliflower or about 6 cups florets
1/3 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
6 oz pastured bacon
1½ lb ground beef or turkey
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1½ cups heavy cream
2 tbsp mustard
8 oz cheese of choice


Steam the cauliflower until fork tender. Place into a food processor and pulse until it resembles rice. Set aside in a bowl to cool then add the flour and salt and mix well.

Cook the bacon in a large skillet until moderately cooked, but not crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to keep bacon juice in skillet. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate to cool. Once cool chop into pieces. Add the ground beef to the same skillet and cook until browned.
Add the onion powder, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper and mix well. Remove the beef with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

For the sauce: Add the butter to the same skillet and stir in the flour over low heat. Cook until the flour has absorbed the butter then add heavy cream and mustard. Continue to cook on low heat until the sauce thickens.

Assembly: Place 1/2 cup of the sauce to the bottom of a 9 by 13 baking dish. Spread the cauliflower mixture on the spread as evenly as possible. Place 4 ounces of cheese over the cauliflower. Spread the ground beef over the cheddar slices evenly. Pour half of the remaining sauce over the beef. Place the remaining cheddar slices over the sauce.
Pour the remaining sauce over the top and sprinkle with bacon. Cover and bake 30 minutes.

Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes. Allow to cool out of the oven for 15-20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Makes 6 servings.

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