A chilli cheeseburger casserole combines all the flavour and taste sensations of a chili cheese burger packed into a single dish. They are increasingly popular Keto meals because they offer all the yumminess of a burger without the carbs! Casseroles in general are easy to prepare and its combination of protein, and starch in mostly cheesy sauces make it a high contender for best comfort food! This recipe is my attempt at making an authentic chili cheeseburger casserole, one that resembles mini cheeseburgers drenched in a cheesy sauce. Ideal as low carb lunch with a big green salad!
How to Make A Chilli Cheeseburger Casserole
Casseroles by definition are meals that are baked in one dish! The same applies when making cheeseburger casseroles. Recipes can vary as vast as ones imagination! Key ingredients in my casserole include mince meat, garlic, homemade bbq sauce, gherkins, jalapenos, green chili, cheddar cheese, onion, red onion, eggs and cream.
Some recipes fry the mince then layer the ingredients in a similar fashion as lasagna or mousakka. I have opted for making mini burgers covered in a sauce.
I first prepared the meat as I do for regular burgers. I rolled meat out then cut out to make same sized circles instead of rolling by hand.
I seared the burgers for a minute or two just to seal the form. I then assembled the cheese burgers by layering with onion, gherkins, bbq sauce and cheddar.
To make the sauce I combined eggs, cream and cheddar, then poured over the burgers before baking.
I recommend sticking to just two eggs otherwise it may end up like a cheeseburger omelet instead. The more cheddar you use the gooier it will be.
Chili Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe
What to Serve with Chilli Cheese Burger Casserole Recipe
This casserole can be enjoyed don its own or with a large green salad as a low carb or keto meal. For a more decadent alternative serve with garlic bread, rice or pasta.
How to Store this Casserole
Simply cover with foil or plastic wrap and store in the fridge or freezer. Simply reheat in the oven when needed.