I grew up with White Castles, but now live where we don't have them. I LOVE the taste of this. I have decided to tweak the recipe a bit. I mix everything together raw, like you would a meatloaf. Then I bake it in either 2 mini loaf pans or muffin tins. I bake them until browned (about 45 minute loaf pans, 30 minutes muffin pan). With the mini loaf pans, when you cut them, it almost looks like the square burgers. With the muffin pan, you just flip them out of the pan and they are ready to have as individual servings--very handy for freezing and when only mom is doing the low-carb thing.
What a great casserole. I'm not sure this tasted like White Castle, but it was really close and really good. I'm going to try to cut some fat out next time, since I went the opposite way last night. I had to change a couple of things, as I was lower on cheddar than I thought. I added shredded pepper jack to make up the difference, then figured since I was changing it up, may as well go all out, so I topped the meat with some bacon crumbles before pouring the liquid on top. Looked terrible, but tasted great. I'd suggest chopping the pickles a bit to top so each bite has some pickle taste to it. Will definitely make again, subbing some lower fat cheeses, maybe some ground turkey, etc... Thanks for sharing!
When I read this recipe, I was doubtful. It sounds disgusting. It even looks pretty gross. I don't know how the topping works, but it tastes just like a Krystal, bun included. I froze mine in individual portions so I could have it whenever the craving strikes. I seriously want to kiss Mercy for posting this recipe!
I've made this four times. The first time I followed the recipe precisely and it was way too salty; I had used sharp cheddar, and it was too strong. So the second time, I halved the onion soup mix and used a shredded cheddar-jack cheese blend. I also used leaner meat (90/10). This was much better. I decided, though, that more onions were needed, so for the third try I used dried, minced onion reconstituted with beef broth. I think the dried onions are key to the White Castle flavor. I skipped the onion soup that time, and was happy with the result. I also used an even milder cheese blend. The fourth time, I basically repeated the third time. It's best served with chopped up cold dill pickles. I'm hundreds of miles from a White Castle or Krystal, and I'm real pleased with how this tastes. What I can't understand is how the egg/cream/mayo gives it the nice "bread" taste. Anyway, as a low carb treat, it's just dandy. My wife and I get two meals out of it. By the way, to reconstitute the onions, I use a half cup minced dried onion to a cup of boiled beef broth, and let it sit for an hour, covered. The beef broth provides enough salt for the whole dish, we find.
This was really good. I used turkey instead of beef, I served it with low sugar ketchup and mustard and a green salad. Thanks for this great recipe!
It really did take like white castle, but not as greasy. I didn't need to add salt to the meat. I think I'll have to try freezing next time. My only suggestion is that I think it should serve 6-8 instead of 4. That cuts the calorie count down considerably and my family was plenty happy with that size serving.
This turned out beautifully and was so easy. I didn't add any salt and pepper, and with the toppings it was fine. I would definitely make this again.
This was AWESOME!!!! My entire family loves this, including 5 little picky eaters and teenagers. They loved it with all the condiments on top. My family requests this all the time. Trust me, if this tasted like an egg casserole, none of them would touch it. This is a tasty, filling dish that no one would realize is low carb! Thank you for submitting!
This was bad. I should have questioned the reasoning of using mayo, milk and eggs mixed in a burger. Tasted nothing like white castle and worse, nothing like a burger.
I made this dish I just doubled the recipe. I used only 1 package of the onion soup mix. It was a good recipe but it tasted nothing like white castle. My daughter and granddaughter loved it.