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Sour Cream Beef Bake

  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 15 Oz cooked lean ground beef
  • 2 cups Rao Marinara Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Place cauliflower rice in 2.5 qt baking dish and microwave 4-5 minutes or until tender, but not mushy
  • After heating the cauliflower, set aside
  • In a large skillet or pot, cook the ground beef over medium high heat until browned.
  • Drain off excess fat then stir in marinaro sauce, salt, and pepper and let simmer
  • Put cottage cheese, sour cream in a bowl and stir together then mix in the green onions
  • Put the cottage cheese, sour cream, green onion mixture in the baking dish with the cauliflower rice, mix well then level.
  • Put half of the ground beef mixture in the dish and spread with a spoon
  • Sprinkle half the cheese over the ground beef
  • Put the other half of the ground beef in the dish and spread.
  • Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese over the ground beef
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350.
  • Recipe called for low fat/lite dairy ingredients, I used the unadulterated versions.
  • Recipe didn't specify ricing your own cauliflower or using frozen. I used riced cauliflower from the freezer secrtion.
    • Lots of moisture after baking, I assume came from using the frozen cauliflower. Wasn't there after microwaving. I only microwaved for 2 minutes though.
    • Anyone know how to avoid this if using frozen???
  • Recipe didn't specify grade of cheddar, I used medium.
  • Didn't seem like enough seasoning with just the salt and pepper but made it as written without any additional seasoning. It was excellent as is.
  • BH, who doesn't even like cottage cheese, got a skimpy first serving hinting she might have to fix herself something else when discovering that was an ingredient.
    • Wasn't long she was up and getting healthier sized second serving, declaring "This is really good. It is a winner"

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That looks really good, mbuster!

I've had the best results with frozen cauliflower when I let it thaw in the fridge (sometimes I rush it in the microwave on Defrost) and let it sit on a towel for a while. I suppose drying it out in a hot frying pan might work even better and you've already got a hot pan from the hamburger if you swap a couple of recipe steps. I know the hot pan trick works really well with "miracle noodles".

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Yes since not using fresh cauli I was afraid if I microwaved too long it would get mushy, may have been wrong. I do like your idea of completely thawing first. Really didn't notice it getting out the first serving

Also I didn't have 2.5 quart dish, 2 and 3 qt. The meat layers seemed a little thin in the 3 qt.
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