Creamed Cabbage Ground Beef Casserole
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 large servings
A low carb creamed cabbage casserole with ground beef bacon. The cream sauce uses Cajun spices that enhances the flavor and gives a Southern flare.
- 6 slices no sugar bacon cooked and chopped
- 1 1/4 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon dry minced onion
- 1 head of cabbage cored and coarsely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 3 tablespoons cold butter cut into thin slices
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning I used Emeril's Brand (see note)
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- dash fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cook bacon in a skillet, drain, chop and set aside.
In the same skillet, saute the beef with the onion until brown. Remove and set aside.
Place the cabbage in a large microwavable casserole dish with cover, sprinkle in salt, tossing as needed.
Top cabbage with the thin butter slices, cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes.
Transfer half the cabbage to a 9x13 baking dish.
Top with the beef mix, then the bacon.
Place remaining cabbage on top.
Prepare the sauce by melting the 1/4 cup of butter in the skillet.
Add the heavy cream and water, sprinkle and whisk in the xanthan gum.
Cook on medium high heat until sauce is thickened. Remove from heat.
Whisk in the Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper; taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Pour the white sauce over the top of the cabbage, beef, and bacon.
Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes or until casserole is hot and bubbly and cabbage is cooked through.
A homemade cajun seasoning blend can be made by combining the following:
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.1g | Protein: 24.8g | Fat: 33.2g | Sodium: 605mg | Fiber: 2.3g
- Net Carbs 4.8g
- % Carbs: 4.6%
- % Protein: 23.8%
- % Fat: 71.6%
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