I’m always up for a casserole. Especially when we are juggling school schedules, baseball games and the daily baby stuff. And make it a cheeseburger casserole and I’m all over it. This dish combines one of my favorite things into an easy-to-make casserole that comes together in less than 30-minutes.
For those wondering, how much can this taste like a cheeseburger—it comes darn close.
It has all the makings of a standard burger: beef (make sure you use high quality beef), ketchup, a little mustard, pickles, and tomatoes. Of course I threw bacon in there, left out the lettuce (since I’m always throwing it out anyhow), swapped out the onions for onion sprouts (it’s a texture thing) because this is how I like my burger built.
This casserole is highly adaptable, so play around and build it like you would an actual burger. And if you have burger-eating teenagers, make two—it goes quickly. But if you happen to have leftovers, it will taste even better the next day, although make sure to replace the pickles with freshly diced ones.
On that note, this is also one of those dishes that holds up well when made two days in advance and reheated the day of. Just make sure the tomatoes and pickles go in the casserole right before serving.
. . . and pssst, this is great with an egg top for breakfast. But then again, I think bacon and a fried egg will make almost anything better.