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Paleo Cheeseburger Casserole

Paleo Cheeseburger Casserole

5 from 6 reviews

This Paleo cheeseburger casserole has all the classic elements of a burger and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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Ingredients

For the Casserole:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, or other fat of choice, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 20 ounce package frozen hashbrowns or 5 cups shredded potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, or Paleo nacho cheese for dairy-free

For the Topping:

  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 head iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a 13-inch cast iron pan, or 9×13 inch oven-safe pan, heat the oil over medium heat, add the diced onions and garlic and saute 5 to 7 minutes, until onion is translucent. Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper, and cook 7-8 minutes until ground beef is browned and fully cooked. Remove from pan.
  3. Add the 3 tablespoons oil to the pan, then add hash browns. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, then flip, and cook an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy and cooked through. Place the ground beef and onion mixture on top of the hash browns, then pour on the nacho cheese.
  4. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. While casserole is baking, prepare the toppings.
  5. Once casserole has finished baking, garnish with the lettuce, bacon, tomato, avocado, and jalapeno and serve!