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3 layer (hash browns, ground beef, and cheese) cheeseburger casserole that is hot out of the oven and garnished with tomatoes, bacon, avocado, lettuce, and jalapeno

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

By: Cassy Joy Garcia
5 — Votes 5 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6 Servings
This Paleo-friendly cheeseburger casserole has all the classic elements of a burger and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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 to mato diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 jalapeno thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a 13-inch cast iron pan, or 9x13 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.
  • 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.
  • Put the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. While casserole is baking, prepare the toppings.
  • Once casserole has finished baking, garnish with the lettuce, bacon, tomato, avocado, and jalapeno and serve!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Hamburger Casserole
Amount per Serving
Calories
536
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
32.1
g
49
%
Saturated Fat
 
9.1
g
57
%
Cholesterol
 
154.1
mg
51
%
Sodium
 
922.5
mg
40
%
Carbohydrates
 
6.2
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1.6
g
7
%
Sugar
 
3.6
g
4
%
Protein
 
54.1
g
108
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.