As the weather gets cooler I love a hearty casserole filled with beef and cheese, I mean how can you go wrong?! I make my Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole a lot, but I also love this Taco Casserole variety. This recipe is everything you think it will be, all the best parts of the taco, minus the shell. If you have any keto-friendly chips on hand, like the ones from Quest, they would make a great addition.
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1 tbsp. olive oil or avocado oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 lb. ground beef
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. taco seasoning mix
1 jalapeo, seeded and minced, plus more sliced for garnish
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 c. shredded Mexican cheese
2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley leaves
Sour cream, for serving (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until slightly softened, 2 minutes.
Add ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 6 minutes. Sprinkle in taco seasoning and jalapeo and cook, stirring, until spices are lightly toasted, 1 minute. Drain and let cool slightly.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, then add in meat mixture. Spread mixture into an even layer in the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake until set, about 25 minutes.
Sprinkle with parsley and top each slice with a dollop of sour cream and jalapeo, if desired.