bacon cheeseburger casserole

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An easy impersonator of the childhood classic, hamburger helper – at least to me. Shout out Betty Crocker. We tried this guy out a few weeks ago with some mild tweaks, credit to Low Carb Yum and Lisa for the source.
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cloves large garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pound no sugar bacon cooked and chopped
  • 8 eggs see note
  • 1 can tomato paste 6 ounces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 12 ounces grated cheddar cheese divided

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef with garlic and onion powder.
  2. Drain excess grease, then spread beef on bottom of 9×13-inch casserole pan.
  3. Stir bacon pieces into cooked beef.
  4. In medium bowl, whisk together eggs, tomato paste, heavy cream, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  5. Stir 8 ounces grated cheese into egg mixture.
  6. Pour egg mixture over beef and bacon.
  7. Top with remaining 4 ounces of grated cheese.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Recipe Notes

If you want a less eggy casserole, reduce eggs and add more beef. Mushrooms, onions, and pickles are great add-ins!

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