Recipe by marypatlaver
When I began eating low-carb I fell in love with soufflés. This is a simplified souffle/casserole mash-up for nights when you want something old-school. This recipe has 1 tbsp. flour & whole milk. If you're super hard-core (or on induction) you could sustitute with 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum & heavy cream.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, diced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup whole milk
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 3 large eggs, seperated
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In an oven-safe skillet (cast iron is great!) brown ground beef with the onion, garlic, 1 teaspoons Kosher salt & black pepper. Set aside to cool while you prepare the egg/cheese mixture.
- In a medium glass bowl, heat milk for 45-60 seconds or until steaming. Add the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt & mustard. Stir with a whisk until the cheese is melted & fully incorporated.
- Seperate the three eggs, add the yolks to the cheese mixture & placing the whites in a seperated bowl.
- Add 1 tablespoons flour to the cheese mixture also, and whisk to combine the flour & yolks with the egg mixture until homogeneous.
- Whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form--I do this in my stand mixer. Fold egg whites into the cheese mixture.
- Pour half of the cheese mixture into the pan holding the ground beef mixture. Fold together. Top with the remaining cheese mixture.
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown & set. It will be a bit jiggly, but not runny. You can check with a knife.
- Allow to cool for ten minutes before cutting. :).