This BBQ Pit Style Loaded Cauliflower recipe is a low carb variation on the huge, bbq stuffed baked potatoes that are so popular here in Texas. Smoked brisket and cheese are stirred into the creamy cauliflower mash. Then it’s quickly microwaved. Finally it’s topped with onions, salsa verde, and cilantro. This is a filling, Texas style, comfort food recipe with just 5.1 net carbs per serving.
For this recipe you’ll need: cauliflower, cooked beef brisket (preferably smoked), cream cheese, butter, grated cheddar cheese, onion, salsa verde, salt, and pepper
If you are in a hurry click here to go to the low carb loaded cauliflower mash recipe!
BBQ is a big thing here in Texas. We argue well into the starry night about which BBQ is best. In fact, the only thing we argue more about is football. Personally I like a very lean brisket with blackened edges. That blackened part is called “bark” and it’s my favorite part as long as there isn’t fat involved. I can’t do fatty meat. I just can’t.
A dish that nearly every, single BBQ spot in the Lone Star State has on the menu (besides banana pudding) is a big ole bbq style stuffed baked potato. The recipe varies from spot to spot but it’s usually a baked potato with the flesh scooped out and mashed. Then chopped bbq beef, cheese, onions, jalapeños, and all kinds of other stuff is stirred in and the whole thing is baked again.
Delicious, but carby.
Sunday Dinner, Y’all
We almost always stop and get BBQ on the way home from church on Sundays. It’s so nice to not have to cook but just come home, grab paper plates, and chow down. As my kids grow up and move out I have more and more leftover bbq from our Sunday feasts. That’s not a bad thing at all!
A splash of my low carb homemade bbq sauce and Monday’s lunch is served.
Yesterday I couldn’t stop thinking about those darn potatoes. Did I mention they are usually colossal in size? Like, huge. I wanted one so bad that my salivary glands were working overtime. If only I could come up with a similar recipe that was also low carb!
I tried and failed a couple of times but finally came up with a low carb loaded cauliflower recipe that may even be better than those potatoes. It’s creamy comfort food Texas style!
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Salsa verde is on e of my favorite sauces – I like it better than conventional salsa. It’s tangy and spicy with a fresh taste that really compliments this loaded cauliflower! Also, since you don’t have potato skins to fill up try these colorful ramekins from Rachel Ray. They are oven safe up to 500F and work in the microwave, too!
Loaded Cauliflower Mash Nutrition Info
Low Carb Loaded Cauliflower Recipe
- 10 ounces cauliflower
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 pound cooked chopped beef brisket, preferably smoked
- 2 tablespoons salsa verde
- 2 ounces grated cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped onions
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Steam the cauliflower until very tender.
Drain thoroughly and pat dry with paper towel.
Add the cauliflower, butter, cream cheese, and salt to a food processor.
Process until very smooth and creamy.
Stir in the meat and cheese.
Add the half the cauliflower mixture to an oven safe small tart pan or ramekin.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until heat through and slightly crispy on top.
Remove from oven, add the salsa verde, onions, and cilantro.
Serve with extra cheese.
Follow the same instructions but place in microwave safe dishes.
Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, or until hot.
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