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Lightened Up Hamburger Casserole

This Lightened Up Hamburger Casserole make for the best comfort dinner! This hamburger casserole is lightened up using Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Beef-covered with a reduced fat dough sheet, topped with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and then drizzled with a tasty homemade hamburger dressing! It’s sure to be a family favorite! 

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY LAURAS LEAN, ALL OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.   

 I’ve teamed up with Carusele to participate in the LaurasLean campaign, to make this Lightened Up Hamburger Casserole using Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Beef.

What makes Laura’s Lean Beef different than other brands of beef?

 Unlike most other “natural” beef, Laura’s Lean product is a “Never Ever” offering, meaning their protein is sourced from suppliers that raise their cattle without ever using added hormones or antibiotics and are always vegetarian fed.

 Laura’s 96% Lean Beef is certified through the American Heart Association heart check program and meets USDA standards for “Extra Lean?”  That means each 4 oz. serving of Laura’s Lean contains less than 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat, and less than 95 mg of cholesterol per 100 grams serving. 

Laura’s Lean beef is hands down the BEST lean ground beef on the market-between the quality and taste…it just can’t be beat!

Where can I find Laura’s Lean ground beef, patties or plant-based burgers?

You can find Laura’s Lean ground beef or plant-based products near you using their Store Locator HERE.

Once I found that my local Super Target store carried it, I’ve been adding the Laura’s Lean 96% lean ground beef to my weekly online grocery shopping order!

 

What ingredients do I need to make this Lightened Up Hamburger Casserole?

  • 96% Laura’s Lean ground beef- you could use lean ground turkey or chicken if you wanted.
  • White onion, diced
  • Dill pickles, finely chopped
  • No sugar added ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Yellow mustard
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper-to taste
  • Great Value (Walmart brand) refrigerated pizza crust for a thicker crust or 1 (8 oz.) can Great Value or Pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls for a thinner crust
  • Light or fat free cheddar cheese– shredded
  • Egg + 1 Tbsp water– whisked together to create egg wash for the top of the crust
  • Sesame seeds
  • Favorite hamburger toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and pickles

 

 

How do I make this Lightened Up Hamburger Casserole?

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onions, until meat crumbles and is no longer pink.

Drain well and return skillet to heat.

Add ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard, garlic powder, chopped pickles, and salt and pepper.

Stir well to combine and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently.

Pour beef mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.

Unroll pizza or crescent dough; press into rectangle. Place on top of meat mixture.

Brush with the top of the dough with the egg wash and top with sesame seeds.

Bake for 28-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Garnish with your favorite hamburger toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and pickles.

Drizzle with my skinny hamburger sauce, if desired.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lb. pounds 96% Laura’s Lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup no sugar added ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
  •  1 ( 13.8 oz.) can Great Value refrigerated pizza crust for a thicker crust or 1 (8 oz.) can Great Value or Pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls for a thinner crust
  •  1/2 cup light or fat free cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg + 1 Tbsp water, whisked together
  •  1 tsp sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 13 x9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onions, until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well and return skillet to heat.
  3. Add ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard, chopped pickles, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir well to combine and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour beef mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Unroll pizza or crescent dough; press into rectangle. Place on top of meat mixture. Brush with the top of the dough with the egg wash and top with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  7. Cut into 8 even squares. 
  8. Garnish with your favorite hamburger toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and pickles.
  9. Drizzle with my skinny hamburger sauce, if desired. Click HERE for the recipe. 

Servings: Makes 8 servings 

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 7 smartpoints per serving if using 13.8 oz Great Value pizza refrigerated dough or 6 smartpoints per serving if use 8 oz. reduced fat crescent refrigerated dough 

Yield: 8

Lightened Up Hamburger Casserole

Lightened Up Hamburger Casserole

This Lightened Up Hamburger Casserole make for the best comfort dinner! This hamburger casserole is lightened up using Laura's 96% Lean Ground Beef-covered with a reduced fat dough sheet, topped with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and then drizzled with a tasty homemade hamburger dressing! It's sure to be a family favorite! 

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb. pounds 96/4 Laura’s Lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup no sugar added ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 ( 13.8 oz.) can Great Value refrigerated pizza crust for a thicker crust or 1 (8 oz.) can Great Value or Pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls for a thinner crust
  • 1/2 cup light or fat free cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg + 1 Tbsp water, whisked together
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 13 x9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
    2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onions, until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well and return skillet to heat.
    3. Add ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard, chopped pickles, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    4. Stir well to combine and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour beef mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.
    5. Unroll pizza or crescent dough; press into rectangle. Place on top of meat mixture. Brush with the top of the dough with the egg wash and top with sesame seeds.
    6. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
    7. Cut into 8 even squares.
    8. Garnish with your favorite hamburger toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and pickles. Drizzle with my skinny hamburger sauce, if desired.


    Servings: Makes 8 servings 

    GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 7 smartpoints per serving if using 13.8 oz Great Value pizza refrigerated dough or 6 smartpoints per serving if use 8 oz. reduced fat crescent refrigerated dough 

Notes

Skinny Hamburger Sauce:

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Light Mayo Best Foods or Light Kraft Mayo
1/2 cup non fat Greek or plain yogurt
6 Tbsp NO SUGAR ADDED HEINZ KETCHUP
2 Tbsp water
3 Tbsp white onion, minced
2 tsp sugar or LAKANTO MONKFRUIT CLASSIC SWEETENER
1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
1 Tbsp WHITE VINEGAR
dash of salt

DIRECTIONS:

Using a small bowl or a FOOD PROCESSOR (I recommend using a food processor for a smoother texture) whisk or blend the light mayonnaise, white vinegar, fat plain or Greek yogurt, no added sugar ketchup, salt, water, sweet pickle relish, minced white onion, and sugar, until your desired consistency.
Pour into a dressing container or an airtight container.
Put dressing in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 602mgCarbohydrates: 16gNet Carbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 22g

Sandi

Monday 8th of March 2021

Made this tonight for dinner very good flavor.

Tawana

Sunday 14th of February 2021

How many servings in the sauce? How many WW points please.

Lindsay Kehl

Sunday 14th of February 2021

Hey,

Here’s the link for the lightened up sauce and the point value can be found on this post—> Skinny Big Mac Sauce

Maegan

Sunday 17th of January 2021

This was a delicious meal, the whole family enjoyed it! The homemade dressing was great on top! I made it with the crescent rolls on top!

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