This bacon beef cabbage pie recipe came out of a need to use up a part cabbage and some leftover roasted bell peppers. And if you have a pound of ground beef in your freezer, there's not much you can't create with just a few ingredients.
My test lab Guinea pigs were my dear hubby and 92-year old Mother-in-Law. Fingers crossed and hoped for the best.
As it turned out all of us opened our eyes real wide when we took our first bite... and the next... and the next.
The macros for this recipe make it ketogenic, so enjoy!
Makes 6 servings,
6.12g Net Carbs
(68.5% fat, 6.2% carbs, 25.2 protein)
4 strips bacon, finely chopped
1 pound ground beef
1 medium celery stalk, diced finely
2 tbsp minced shallot
4 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage
1/2 cup water
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup heavy cream (35%)
8oz old cheddar, shredded
2 extra large eggs
1 whole roasted red bell pepper, finely diced and blotted
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
In a large non-stick fry pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Move bacon to paper towel to drain. Reserve two tablespoons of bacon grease.
Add the ground beef to the bacon grease, breaking up any large clumps. Stir in the celery and shallot and brown the meat evenly, stirring from time to time.
Add the cabbage and 1/2 cup of water. Cook uncovered until the cabbage wilts and all the water has evaporated, about 12-15 minutes.
Add the cream and the broth. Add the garlic powder. Increase heat to high and boil until the liquid has reduced by about half, about 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
Add the cheese a little at a time, stirring well to evenly distribute it.
Add the beaten eggs next, again stirring well.
At this point feel free to add salt and pepper to your taste.
Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
Top evenly with roasted bell peppers and crispy bacon.
Place on middle rack in oven for 25 minutes. If needed, increase heat to 375F for another 12 minutes until nicely browned on top and around the edges.
Cut into 6 even wedges and serve. Hubby had a second helping.
And that's what's left! Yummmmmmmm....
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