This is probably one of my favorite meals in a long time. It was easy and full of flavor, plus the kids loved it!
12oz cauliflower rice
1.5lb lean ground beef
15oz can of tomato sauce (I make sure no sugar is added)
1/2 C sour cream (I use full fat)
1 1/4 C cottage cheese (I use full fat)
2 C shredded cheddar cheese (I shred my own)
1/2 C sliced green onions
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350.
Place the cauliflower rice in a 2.5-quart baking dish. Microwave 4-5 minutes or until tender but not mushy. After cooking, set aside (leave in the casserole dish).
In a large skillet or pot, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until browned, 7-10 minutes. Drain and stir in the tomato sauce, salt, and pepper.
In a mixing bowl, stir together the cottage cheese and sour cream. Mix in the sliced green onions.
Pour the sour cream mixture into the cauliflower rice (that’s in the casserole dish) and mix well.
Pour half of the beef mixture over the cauliflower rice mixture. Spread with the back of a spoon to even. Top with 1 C of the cheddar cheese.
Repeat with the remaining beef mixture and cheese, ending with the cheese.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.