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Keto Tex Mex Hamburger Casserole | Easy Dinner Idea

Keto Tex Mex Hamburger Casserole

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Casserole:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 8 oz. chipotle chile salsa (in a jar)
  • 2 oz. green chiles (from a can)
  • 6 oz. shredded Mexican blend cheese

Optional Toppings:

  • diced avocado
  • diced tomatoes

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2

On the stove, heat a skillet to medium heat and cook ground beef with onion until no longer pink. Drain grease if needed.

3

Mix seasonings together in a small dish and pour over meat. Stir to coat ground beef.

4

Add chopped zucchini and chipotle salsa, and let simmer for a couple minutes.

5

Transfer contents to a square casserole dish. Top with green chiles and shredded cheese. Place inside oven for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with freshly chopped tomato and avocado.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 of casserole
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 665, Total Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 1g, Net Carbohydrates: 9g, Total Fat: 43g, Protein: 53g

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scooping keto tex mex casserole out of the casserole dish

Need an easy casseroleย the entire family will love?

No need to give up delicious hamburger casseroles when living a keto lifestyle! Just check out this cheesy keto Tex Mex inspired hamburger casserole recipe featuring chipotle salsa and lots of bold flavors that make it stand out as a hearty and yummy dinner idea. My family LOVED this meal, and I enjoyed how easy it was to create!

keto tex mex casserole ingredients on the counter

Love these simple and tasty keto ingredients!

We’re using the typical taco night ingredients with ground beef and cheese, except I chose a salsa made with chipotle peppers, which has a smoky/tangy flavor and is a nice change of pace. You could always add a couple of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to a jar of salsa you may already have on hand to get a similar taste!

The salsa combined with an assortment of seasonings like garlic, cumin, chili powder, and paprika give this casserole lots of flavor! I also threw in a chopped zucchini as a veggie and really enjoyed it in this dish.

As far as the process goes, we’re going to cook the ground beef on the stove, season it, and mix in the salsa and zucchini. That mixture gets poured into a square casserole dish, and it’s then topped with green chiles and lots of cheese. Once it’s bubbly and melted, you’ll top with any extras desired, like avocado and tomato.


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Keto Tex Mex Hamburger Casserole

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

A hearty, satisfying casserole featuring cheesy ground beef and chipotle salsa for lots of Tex Mex flavor!

Ingredients

For the Casserole:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 8 oz. chipotle chile salsa (in a jar)
  • 2 oz. green chiles (from a can)
  • 6 oz. shredded Mexican blend cheese

Optional Toppings:

  • diced avocado
  • diced tomatoes

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2

On the stove, heat a skillet to medium heat and cook ground beef with onion until no longer pink. Drain grease if needed.

3

Mix seasonings together in a small dish and pour over meat. Stir to coat ground beef.

4

Add chopped zucchini and chipotle salsa, and let simmer for a couple minutes.

5

Transfer contents to a square casserole dish. Top with green chiles and shredded cheese. Place inside oven for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with freshly chopped tomato and avocado.

Additional Notes

Toppings are not included in nutritional calculations.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 of casserole
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 665, Total Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 1g, Net Carbohydrates: 9g, Total Fat: 43g, Protein: 53g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

dishing up keto tex mex casserole from baking dish

Dig into this cheesy, meaty casserole, pronto!

This casserole is a very generous portion that I think you’ll find to be super satisfying and hearty. My husband was a big fan of this dinner, and if you happen to have leftovers, they reheat well. You can store this in the fridge in a covered container for up to 3-4 days.

For a larger family, feel free to double recipe and bake in a larger 9×13 casserole dish.

keto tex mex casserole served on a white plate


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Comments 16

  1. Nolee

    The print link doesn’t appear to be sending me to a print friendly recipe. ๐Ÿ™

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      What browser are you using, Nolee?

    • AC

      I believe you are clicking on an ad. Double check. Good Luck!

      • AC

        It got me the first time!

  2. ECfromDC

    This looks amazing. I might swap with ground chicken or ground turkey though.
    How freezer friendly is this?
    I think this could become 6 servings for me instead of 4 since I’m post-op WLS now.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Iโ€™m sure this would freeze great. Let us know if you try it!

  3. Demitris Nunn

    I’m cooking this meal today

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Great! I sure hope you enjoy it!

  4. Becky McElvany

    I made this recipe tonight. The only thing I changed was the salsa to regular medium salsa. I also did not have cloves. This was the best caserole. It was so good. My husband who is not a fan of casseroles, loved it. Thank you so much for the recipe.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay Becky! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

  5. cindybroussard

    Prepared this dish tonight and it was a hit with my family. Now my husband and grandchildren say, is it keto?๐Ÿ˜†

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh Iโ€™m so glad! Thanks for sharing!

  6. bremoeller

    I am on a iPhone and the print page is not legible from the phone print preview. The words over lap.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! So sorry for the issues. Thanks so much for letting us know! We’re checking on that now! In the meantime, maybe try printing from desktop view or from a different device. It does work fine for me on my laptop. Hope this helps!

  7. Ryan T

    Made this last night and it’s as absolutely amazing! I used everything but the green chillies so I just used more Chipotle salsa. We were scrapping the pan for more to eat lmao. Next time I’ll be making a 13×9. Thanks so much for this!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I am so glad to hear this! Yum! Thanks Ryan!

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