Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cheeseburger Cauliflower (Low-Carb Comfort Food)

Raise your hand if you've had at least 1 box of "Hamburger Helper" in your lifetime. We all love those one pot meals! I've discovered a simple low carb version. I've made this once a week for the past three weeks and we love it. The possibilities could be endless by switching up the ingredients. Stay tuned. I'm sure I'll post more versions. Note: it is easier with one pot and one pan, and no box of "Hamburger Helper" is required!




1 to 1 1/2 lbs of hamburger
1 small or 1/2 medium onion, diced
1 minced clove of garlic, or garlic powder to taste
salt and pepper
1 large head of cauliflower
4 oz of cream cheese (use low fat for South Beach or regular for The New Atkins)
1/4 cup of half and half (use fat free for South Beach or regular for The New Atkins)
1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded (use low fat for South Beach or regular for The New Atkins)
1/2 teaspoon of dried mustard
1/8 teaspoon of tumeric

1. Set a pot full of salted water (2 - 3 quarts) to boil. Chop cauliflower into small florets.



2. Brown hamburger in pan.



3. While hamburger is browning boil the cauliflower for 8 - 10 minutes (until al dente).

4. When hamburger is almost done (most of the pink gone) push the hamburger off to the side of the pan and add diced onion to the hamburger fat.  Add garlic, salt, and pepper to the hamburger. When the onions are soft mix everything together. Keep on low until you add the cauliflower and cheese.




5. Drain cauliflower and set aside. In the same pot we cooked the cauliflower in melt cream cheese with half and half over medium heat.  Add the shredded cheddar cheese, dried mustard, and turmeric stirring continually.







6. Put it all together in the frying pan. Add the cauliflower to the hamburger and stir. Add the cheese sauce and stir. Turn up the heat briefly to bring to a serving temperature.




7. Dish up!






4 comments:

  1. Yum! I think I'll have to try out this recipe! Thank you for sharing.
    -CH

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  2. I didn't have any dry mustard or turmeric and it still turned out amazing! I've made this a few times and it is on our menu for this weekend! Love this recipe!

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    1. It really does hit the spot! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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