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Keto Ground Pork Casserole With Cauliflower Mash

  • Author: alicia gonzalez tome
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main course
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Indulge in this savory keto ground pork casserole recipe with cauliflower mash, inspired by the classic Shepherd's pie. This dish combines a flavorful base of ground pork and veggies simmered in tomato and stock, all topped with a smooth and creamy cauliflower mash. It's the ultimate keto comfort food that will warm your heart and satisfy your taste buds!


Ingredients

Units Scale

Pork base

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 medium leek
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 7 cup mushrooms
  • 600g of ground pork
  • Fresh or dried rosemary
  • Fresh or dried thyme
  • 3,5 tbsp of flaxseeds
  • 1/4 cup of tomato paste
  • 2,5 cups of chicken stock or beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 handful of green beans
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Cauliflower mash

  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 4 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • 2/3 cup of coconut cream
  • 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Prepare veggies: Dice the garlic, onion, leek, capsicum and mushrooms. Trim the ends of the green beans, and cut them into 1cm pieces.
  2. Cook the veggies: In a non-stick frying pan over medium heat, add a generous drizzle of olive oil. Sauté the garlic and onion with a pinch of salt for about 5 minutes until the onion softens. Add the bell pepper and herbs, and cook for another 5 minutes. Increase the heat to high, add the mushrooms with a pinch of salt, and cook for 3 minutes until tender.
  3. Cook the pork: Increase the heat to high and make space in the center of the pan. Add the ground pork with salt and pepper, breaking it apart with a spatula. Cook until browned, then add the flaxseeds and combine well for a couple of minutes. Add the tomato paste and combine well with the meat mixture. Pour in the chicken broth and bay leaves, and let it simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes. If the sauce is too liquid, add more flaxseeds to thicken.
  4. Prepare the cauliflower mash: While the pork simmers, cut the cauliflower into florets and steam them in a large pot for 10 minutes until soft. Drain the water and return the cauliflower to the pot. Add coconut cream, nutritional yeast, olive oil, and salt, and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Blend until smooth using an immersion blender or food processor.
  5. Assemble the keto casserole and bake: Spread the ground pork mixture evenly in a casserole dish, then top with the cauliflower mash. Bake at 200°C/380°F for 20 minutes, then grill for 3 minutes to achieve a golden top.
  6. Serve: Allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves for an extra touch of flavor.

Notes

Feel free to reduce the number of veggies if you like. I recommend keeping garlic, onion or leek, and green beans

See the substitutions and variations section for alternative ingredients.

It's better to steam the cauliflower rather than boiling, as otherwise the cauliflower mash can become watery.

This keto ground pork casserole recipe is the type of recipe that it's even better the next day. It can last up to 4-5 days in the fridge. Store in the casserole dish covered with compostable cling wrap of wax paper, or in an airtight container. 

Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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