Let's face it. Sometimes, you just have a "Mac Attack." Heck, I used to have them all the time and indulged myself whenever I wanted - along with french fries, a large Coke, and something sweet for dessert. But after working as hard as we do on a ketogenic diet, going through that drive-through just isn't worth the setback.
Enter the Big Mac in a Bowl! You seriously won't even miss the bun.
I started off calling this one a Big Mac Casserole, but you serve it over a bed of lettuce. So, is it a casserole? Or is it a salad? Whatever you call it, the seasoned hamburger meat baked with cheese and PICKLES can help to satisfy your fast food cravings.
Big Mac in a Bowl
2 lbs ground beef
2 Tbsp minced onion flakes
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp minced garlic
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup Russian dressing
20-25 dill pickle slices
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
Chopped or shredded lettuce
Preheat oven to 350F.
In large skillet, brown the ground beef, minced onion flakes, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a large casserole dish or 13x9 baking dish.
To the warm ground beef, add 1 cup cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Russian dressing. Mix until combined (it's ok if cheese starts to melt). Spread evenly in dish. Top with pickle slices.
Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese on top. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Serve on top of bed of lettuce. Add additional Russian dressing, if desired (just be careful - store-bought dressing has a higher carb count).