Monday, February 7, 2011

Greens Casserole

I follow a lot of blogs! One of my favorite blogs, KathEats posted a recipe for Greens Casserole. It looked WONDERFUL and I just had to make it - well I had a creative light bulb and knew exactly what I wanted to do with this! 

KathEats' Green Casserole was vegetables only. After reading her entire post about it needing a little something... I decided to add meat and red onion.  

 I used frozen peas and green beans and fresh carrots.

A huge bunch of purple Kale.

Topped the mixture with an Almond Mixture (fresh thyme and fresh rosemary)

Ahhh-mazing! Seasoning I used was great!

The Ingredients:
1 - 1 1/2 lb grass-fed ground beef
1 red onion, chopped
2 large carrots, diced
1 - 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
1 - 1 1/2 cup frozen green beans
1 bunch purple Kale (next time I might use 1/2 a bunch), cut into piece
pepper
garlic powder

The topping: (I will double this recipe next time!)
2 cups of Almond meal
1 TBSP fresh Thyme
1 TBSP fresh Rosemary
2 eggs
1/4 tsp baking soda

The Directions:
Saute grass-fed ground beef and chopped red onion. Add garlic powder and fresh ground pepper. Cook through. Pour meat into a 9x13 pan. In the same pan cook the vegetables on medium - low heat for 10 minutes. I didn't but if you need to add some oil add some Coconut oil. Add Kale (Spinach and Collards would be good in this, too!) and let the Kale wilt down. When the Kale is bright in color the vegetables are done. Pour the vegetables on top of the ground beef.

The crust:
I still need to work with this recipe a little but here is what I did!

I poured 2 cups Almonds in the food processor and finely chopped. I then moved the almonds into the coffee grinder to make smooth. You can buy Almond Flour, if you do not want to make your own!

Once the Almonds are really finely chopped, add them to a bowl. Add eggs and seasonings and mix well. Next time I will double the crust recipe because it was not enough to pour on top of the greens. So, I made a small layer on a cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper) and bake the rolled out dough for 10 minutes (350 degrees). I then pealed the dough off the parchment paper and laid the dough on top of the greens, pushing the dough down.

Bake the dish for another 15 - 20 minutes at 350 degrees!

Feel free to play around with the recipe a little!!! I did! :) Like I said, the crust needs a little work... it was a little more time consuming than I wanted!

ENJOY!!!!

Thank you KathEats for giving me the basic idea for this dish! I love your blog and I love your posts!!! Thank you for posting such delicious recipes!!!!

PART OF - Monday Mania

2 comments:

  1. Love the addition of the grass-fed beef.

    Onion, no so much :)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by and Thank you for the idea!

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