CHEESY HAMBURGER & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup onion, chopped, 1 1/4 ounces
4 ounce can mushrooms, drained
16 ounces frozen broccoli
Salt and pepper, to taste

Sauce:
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise

Brown the ground beef, onion and mushrooms in a medium skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Drain the fat. Meanwhile, put the frozen broccoli in a 2 1/2-3 quart casserole with a lid. Add 2 tablespoons water, cover and microwave on HIGH about 6-8 minutes, stirring every couple minutes until tender crisp. Drain the broccoli; stir in ground beef mixture. In a 4-cup glass measure place all of the sauce ingredients, microwave on HIGH about 2 1/2 minutes, or until melted and smooth, stirring every minute. Add to the broccoli mixture and mix well; adjust the seasoning to taste. Bake at 350 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Makes 4-6 servings

Per 1/4 Recipe: 760 Calories; 65g Fat; 37g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs
Per 1/6 Recipe: 506 Calories; 43g Fat; 25g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

This has the same cheese sauce that I used in my Tuna "Rice" Casserole and various other recipes. It makes a nice, creamy sauce that goes well with all kinds of dishes. I like this version. There is plenty of sauce and lots of broccoli. I do think that the dish could use something to spice it up a little though, but I haven't decided what to use yet. You could easily vary the vegetable in this and use fresh mushrooms, if you wish.


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