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Taco Night Casserole

Hello! This is my first blog post on my Adventures in a Low-Carb World. A little over a month ago, my RE put me on Metformin and recommended that I go on a low-carb diet. My first thought was “Low-carb doesn’t this mean I have to give up pretty much everything? This is going suck!” Then in the first 3 weeks I lost 22 pounds! After that I started thinking of yummy things that I could make that were low-carb, besides doing the basic meat, veggies, eggs and cheese.  I’m going to start sharing with you all the yummy recipes that I find. I hope your ready for this adventure!

Last nights attempt at a low-carb dinner was Taco Night Casserole.  Everyone in my family absolutely loved it! This is an easy quick dinner, that is low in carbs, win-win right?

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Taco Night Casserole with Sour Cream and Taco Sauce Added

Taco Night Casserole

Servings 1/9th
Yield 9

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese (you can use any kind of cheese, Colby Jack is just what I had on hand)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a glass or ceramic 8 x 8 casserole dish.
  2. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, make sure there’s no large clumps.
  3. Add taco seasoning and water to the meat stirring until combined,  reduce heat to medium low and cook until sauce is thickened, 3-5 minutes.
  4. Spread beef in prepared dish.
  5. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cream, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over beef.
  6. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake 35 minutes, or until center is set and cheese is browned.
  7. Remove and let sit 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  8. Top with taco toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, taco sauce), if desired. Just make sure you add those to your carb count!

Nutrition Facts

Food energy: 239 cal Total fat: 15.5g Saturated fat 7.9g Calories from fat: 140 Cholesterol: 200 mg Carbohydrate by difference: 1.1g Total dietary fiber: 0g Protein: 22.9g

The picture dose not do this justice it was absolutely yummy!