Cauliflower Stuffed With Ground Beef In A Sunny Bed Of Cheesy Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Do you want to brighten someone's day or really make their face light up? Then this cauliflower dish is just what you're looking for! Stuffed with a ground beef filling and surrounded by rays of bacon cheesy mashed potatoes, this cauliflower sun will be the most radiant thing you eat all week.

You'll Need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp paprika

For the ground beef mixture:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the mashed potatoes:

  • 1½ lbs potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp shredded cheese
  • 4 oz cooked bacon, diced

Here's How:

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Add the ground beef, red onion, bread crumbs, egg, mustard, paprika, and garlic to a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and mix well.

2. Remove the leaves and stalk from the head of cauliflower and stuff the inside with the ground beef mixture. Place the head of cauliflower, meat side down, in a tart pan and cook for 60 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and boil them in salted water. Add the cooked potatoes to a bowl, together with the butter, egg, and cheese, and mash until smooth. Fold in the cooked bacon bits and spoon the cheesy bacon mashed potatoes into a piping bag.

4. Combine the tomato paste, egg, and paprika, and brush the mixture over the cooked cauliflower.

5. Pipe the cheesy bacon mashed potatoes in rings around the stuffed cauliflower.

6. Use a spoon to create “sun rays” from the stuffed cauliflower to the edge of the pan.

7. Put the pan back in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.

You can find the recipe for the Cauliflower Monte Cristo featured in the bonus video here.


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