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Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole served on a plate

Loaded Hamburger Casserole

This Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole recipe makes a simple and delicious meal. This easy casserole can be part of low-carb, keto, Atkins, diabetic, gluten-free, grain-free, and Banting diets.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Annissa Slusher

Ingredients

  • 3 strips bacon chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 5 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white onion finely chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup cheese (choose your favorite) shredded, quantity divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ Fahrenheit. Spray a 9" X 9" baking pan with cooking spray. Line a plate with a paper towel

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp. Transfer bacon to the paper towel lined plate using a slotted spoon. 

  3. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings and place skillet over medium high heat. Crumble the ground beef into the skillet. Brown the beef on all sides. Transfer to the prepared baking pan.

  4. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the beef drippings from the skillet. Place skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms. Cook mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until just tender. Transfer to the prepared baking pan. 

  5. Add pickles, onions, and bacon bits to the baking pan and stir together with the ground beef and mushrooms.

  6. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. A fork or a mixer works well for this process. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, mustard, onion powder, garlic, salt, pepper, and the red wine vinegar. Gradually add the heavy whipping cream, a tablespoon at a time, stirring after each addition. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese, reserving 1/2 cup for later.

  7. Spread the cheese sauce over the ground beef and mushroom mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over top. 

  8. Bake in the preheated oven about 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is calculated using cheddar cheese.

Number of servings: 6 

Per serving: 

Calories: 379

Fat (g): 33

Carbs (g): 4

Fiber (g): 1

Protein (g): 25

Net carbs (g): 3