Keto Mexican Casserole

As my love for radishes grows, so does my collection of keto recipes containing radishes.  If you haven't tried cooked radishes, please don't discount any recipes with them just yet.  Try them first!  This keto Mexican Casserole recipe does have radishes, but you can barely taste them!

Right now, one bunch of radishes at the store is about $1.  So you're not losing out a whole lot.  If you want to try them out before cooking an entire recipe with them, then try out our Fried Radishes - they're extremely simple and delicious.

Keto Mexican Casserole

Ok, back to this Mexican Casserole.  We've been on a Mexican flavored food kick at my house this week.  We've had Keto Mexican Pizza (honestly one of my absolute favorite keto recipes) and Korean BBQ Tacos (yes, I know that's not Mexican, but they're tacos).  So for lunch today I decided to go with a Mexican Casserole featuring...radishes!

Hate radishes?  Sub Jicama!

This recipe is actually very simple, but it does take a little time to cook the radishes and the ground beef.  Radishes fry up very nicely, especially with plenty of butter found in this recipe, and at a medium heat.  If you absolutely HATE radishes, you can substitute jicama for them.  Jicama is a crunchy, low sugar fruit not found in all grocery stores - but it should definitely be found in a store that carries a wide variety of fruits and vegetables (think Kroger, Whole Foods, Safeway).  If you are going to substitute, it will take about 1 cup of sliced jicama to make up for the bunch of radishes.  This adds 3 net carbs to the entire recipe, so less than 1 net carb per serving.

How To Make It



Chopped onions always give food a super yummy flavor.  As always, on keto you have to limit onions because they are high carb.  But even while limiting them in this recipe, they still can add plenty of flavor.  I like them chopped finely in this Mexican Casserole so that they cook up nice and soft, and mix right into the ground beef.

Sour cream mixed with one egg is great for casseroles, and I use a version of that in my Eggplant Lasagna.  It solidifies the sour cream instead of letting it run all over.  This helps when you scoop out a slice of the casserole to keep it more together.

I cooked this recipe in a 8" round baking pan, but you can get away with a 8"x8" square pan.  It cooks 4 servings.  If you let it sit for the 5 minutes after removing it from the oven, it will hold together better, but it all tastes the same.


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Mexican Casserole
A keto mexican casserole recipe for a simple keto dish at home. This recipe calls for radishes, but if you hate them substituting jicama makes this recipe a no brainer!
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Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Ingredients
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Remove ends from radishes and wash with water. Slice radishes about 1/4" thick. (If using jicama, cut into about 1"x1" slices that are 1/4" thick).
  3. Melt butter in non-stick pan at medium heat.
  4. Once butter has melted add radish slices to the pan. Fry radishes uncovered on medium heat in butter 12-15 minutes, flipping them about 6 minutes in. (If using jicama you may need to cook longer for it to soften.)
  5. Once cooked, remove radishes and lay across bottom of 8"x8" baking pan.
  6. Using the same skillet as the radishes, reduce heat to medium-low and add garlic and chopped onions to pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add ground beef to the onions and add remaining seasonings and cook covered for 10-15 minutes, browning and crumbling with the spatula every few minutes as you go.
  8. In a separate bowl mix sour cream and egg until thoroughly mixed.
  9. Spread mixture on top of radishes in pan to cover the layer.
  10. Once ground beef has finished cooking, spread ground beef in a layer on top of the sour cream layer.
  11. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of ground beef.
  12. Cook at 375F uncovered for 12-15 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts
Mexican Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 596mg 25%
Potassium 275mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 24%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 15%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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