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Low Carb Taco Casserole

Easy low carb taco casserole has just 3 net carbs and is full of cheesy Tex-Mex flavor. It's a simple dish that will satisfy Mexican food cravings! Best of all it only takes about 30 minutes.
Course main dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 635kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

Dumplings

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon vital wheat gluten , no substitutions - really - I'm serious
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch cumin

Casserole

  • 1 cup ground beef , seasoned with 0-carb taco seasoning, measured after cooking
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon diced Hatch chile
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes with green chiles I use Ro*Tel
  • 2/3 cup water , may not need all of it
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese , grated
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro , chopped

Instructions

Dumplings

  • Preheat the oven to 325F.
  • Add the eggs, cream cheese, gluten, salt, and cilantro to a blender.
  • Blend until very smooth - about 1 minutes.
  • Place Silpat or parchment in the bottom of a 9x9-inch baking pan.
  • Lightly oil with olive oil.
  • Pour in the egg mixture and bake for 10 minutes or until very firm but still spongy when you press down on it.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Cut into small squares.

Taco Casserole

  • Melt the butter in a high sided frying pan with a lid.
  • Add the onions and peppers - saute until soft.
  • Add the meat, tomatoes, and 1/3 cup of the water.
  • Bring to a simmer and add the dumplings.
  • Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. You may need to add more water - don't let it go dry.
  • Uncover - the dumplings will have puffed up. 
  • Simmer until the water is almost all evaporated.
  • Add the cream cheese, heavy cream, and cheddar. (If you want a creamier, smoother sauce you can heat the cream cheese and cream together in the microwave, stir until smooth - then stir in the cheese until melted)
  • Stir in the cilantro. Serve hot topped with more cheese, avocado, sour cream, or whatever you like.