This Beef and Broccoli Bake is a super easy dinner casserole! Keto, paleo and gluten-free, you’ll be done cooking in half an hour!
Beef and Broccoli Casserole
Beef and broccoli is one of those classic combinations that never gets old. Whether the first time you tried it was at a Chinese restaurant or it is something your family has been making for decades, it is a great recipe that you can easily add to your menu plan without any major changes to your shopping list.
An easy beef casserole made with ground beef, this is a great dish to season to your liking. There are a number of spices that will bring out the flavors, but you can add a little bit of cayenne to make it spicy or tone it down if you prefer a mild touch.
I like this easy ground beef and broccoli recipe as it is, but you can also add things to change it up over time. Add some fresh mushrooms, a small onion, green peppers or bell peppers as you cook broccoli in the pan or add a bit of tomato sauce or worcestershire sauce to change up the flavors a bit. You can also swap out the marbled cheddar for a parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese.
A naturally keto and paleo friendly meal, you can actually turn this into a vegetarian dinner as well. Opt for veggie crumbles instead of the ground beef and you’re good to go for a tasty meat-free meal.
This delicious meal can be fleshed out easily with a few sides to feed the entire family. Make some red potatoes or white rice while the casserole is cooking on the stove and make a quick salad. A great way to put dinner together on busy weeknights!
This Beef and Broccoli Bake is both a comfort food and a super healthy option, so I really think you’ll enjoy it!
Broccoli Beef Casserole Recipe
How To Make:
10 oz lean ground beef
3 oz butter, salted
9 oz fresh broccoli florets
4 oz cheese (I used marbled cheddar cheese)
1 tsp garlic powder (or more to taste)
1 tsp onion powder (or more to taste)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes (a few shakes optional, if you like it spicy)
Rinse and trim the broccoli. Using a cutting board, cut it into small florets.
Take out a large skillet and heat your butter. Brown the ground beef on medium-high heat and season it to taste with the spices of your choice in the ingredients list. I usually just do a dash of each and then taste it once all of the beef is cooked through. You’ll be adding more seasoning in a minute.
Reduce the heat to low and pull out a second frying pan. In the second pan, on a second burner, fry the broccoli in a Tbsp of butter for a few minutes. (If you are using frozen broccoli, thaw it before frying it in the pan.)
While it is frying, be sure to stir your ground beef over medium heat to keep it from over-browning.
Add the broccoli to the cooked ground beef and season everything with another dash of spices. Stir everything together to make sure that the spices have mixed through.
Spray a casserole dish or au gratin dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place your ground beef mixture into the dish. Top the beef and broccoli with your favorite shredded cheese and broil it in the oven for about four minutes.
If you’d prefer not to use the oven, you will still be able to get some melted cheese going on top of the beef and broccoli without it (just because of how hot it will be after cooking), but the oven is what creates the cheesy crispiness. Serve hot and enjoy!
Can I Use Different Seasonings?
Between the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne you should have plenty of flavor, but of course you can add anything you’d like. It’s your broccoli beef casserole, so run with it!
Does This Have To Be A Ground Beef Recipe?
This is a ground beef and broccoli casserole, but if you don’t have access to ground beef or you’d like to use leftover flank steak, roast or something else, go for it. Just be careful not to overcook the meat when you are seasoning or it will be too tough.
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If you'd prefer not to use the oven - you will be able to get some melty cheese going on top of the beef and broccoli without it (just because of how hot it will be after cooking), but the oven is what creates the cheesy crispiness. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 485Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 413mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 27g
If you'd prefer not to use the oven - you will be able to get some melty cheese going on top of the beef and broccoli without it (just because of how hot it will be after cooking), but the oven is what creates the cheesy crispiness.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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