A delicious Mexican casserole made with cauliflower rice, ground beef, chopped tomato, peppers, jalapeños, butternut squash and delicious Mexican spices! This one pan dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
1 1/2cupblack beansoptional (omit if Whole30/Paleo)
1/4 cupchopped tomatoes
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 degrees Fahrenheit)
Heat the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet on medium heat. Add in the butternut squash and let them cook for approximately 15 minutes, stirring frequently to ensure they cook evenly and don't burn.
Once the butternut squash cubes are tender, remove them from the skillet and set aside.
Add the diced red pepper, red onion and jalapeño to the skillet and cook until the red pepper begins to soften. Add the ground beef to the skillet and break it up with a wooden spoon so that it is crumbly in texture. Add in the cumin, coriander, paprika, chili and salt and let everything cook for about 8 minutes until the beef is cooked through and no longer pink.
Once the beef is cooked through, stir in the canned tomatoes and beef stock. Finally add in the cauliflower rice, butternut squash and green onions and stir so that everything is well mixed. If you are using black beans you can add them in at this point as well.
Cover the skillet with tinfoil and transfer it to the oven to bake for 45 minutes until all of the liquid has evaporated and the cauliflower is soft. Remove the tin foil with 10 minutes left of cook time so that the top can lightly brown.
Serve the casserole topped with chopped tomato, salsa, guacamole or chopped cilantro.