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four layer beef and bacon casserole

Four-Layer Beef & Bacon Casserole

By: Cassy
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Prep Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients  

Topping:

  • 1/2 pound bacon

Sweet Potato Mash:

  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes 1 1/4#
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Cauliflower Mash:

  • 1 head cauliflower 1.5#, cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Ground Beef:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms diced
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Topping
  • Preheat oven to 375 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Lay the bacon out on the sheet in one layer.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes (22 minutes for crispy bacon).
  • Let cool, chop, and then set aside.
  • Sweet Potato Mash
  • Heat oven to 400 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Clean and poke the sweet potatoes with a fork.
  • Bake at 400 F for 35-40 minutes, or until they're soft and easily cut by a knife.
  • Let them cool completely.
  • Peel the potatoes and add the insides to a food processor.
  • Add the coconut milk, sage, salt and pepper.
  • Blend until smooth then set aside.
  • Cauliflower Mash
  • Steam the florets covered over simmering water for approximately 10 minutes, or until they're fork-tender.
  • Place them in a food processor and add the coconut milk, salt, and pepper.
  • Blend until smooth then set aside.
  • Ground Beef
  • In a large pan, cook the ground beef until slightly browned.
  • Add the garlic, onion, mushrooms, salt, and pepper, and stir.
  • Once the meat is cooked through, remove from heat.
  • Assembly
  • Turn oven to 350 F.
  • Evenly spread the cauliflower mash over the meat.
  • Spread the remaining half of the meat over the cauliflower in an even layer.
  • Lastly, spread the sweet potato mash over the meat.
  • Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
  • Turn on broiler and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the chopped bacon on top and then let it cool and thicken for at least 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy!