Vegetables Tian with hamburger




Garden Tian with Hamburger
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Summer simple at its finest.

Servings: 4 people10
Author: thehonestskillet
  • 3 whole tomatoes thin sliced
  • 1 whole onion quartered and thin sliced
  • 1 whole large zucchini thin sliced, or 2 medium
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 whole jalapeno thin sliced, with or without seeds
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1.5 tablespoons butter or ghee I prefer Kerrygold butter
  • 1 tablespoon Primal Palate Garlic and Herb Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Thin slice the zucchini, lay out on clean dry dish towel and generously salt. This will help sweat out some of the moisture in the zucchini.  While preparing the rest of the meal, periodically pat away the “sweat” with another clean towel.  (This will help prevent the zucchini from leaching out too much moisture and diluting the flavor of the rest of the dish).

  2. Add the crushed garlic and ½ teaspoon of Primal Palate Garlic and Herb seasoning when hamburger is mostly browned. Fry hamburger until all the grease has be evaporated or reabsorbed.
  3. To assemble- make a single layer of zucchini on bottom of a baking dish, then continue with single layers of onion, tomatoes, hamburger, and the optional jalapeno.

    Place the small pieces of butter throughout the top of the layers and sprinkle the seasoning as desired. Adding nutritional yeast adds a bit more dynamic flavor, however it is optional.

    Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 30 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove foil and continue to cook for another 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I tried different types of casserole dishes.  A 9x13 dish works great; also did 2 smaller dishes and had similar results with cooking times. Adjust cook times for desired doneness.


3 thoughts on “Vegetables Tian with hamburger

  1. Recipes like these are great! I need a place to send people for ideas on cooking low-carb/paleo/ketogenic style. I’ll share this in my Facebook group too! (It’s called Clean Keto Tribe and it’s in the links section on my blog if you would like to join).

    1. Thanks Jason! I have several more variations in the works. The low carb/paleo/ketogenic lifestyle just makes sense. I have been doing this for so long that it is just how I am and is second nature. It is amazing how much better your body feels eating what nature provides.

      1. I agree! It’s also much easier to enjoy truly satisfying meals less frequently than having to constantly practice moderation with small, frequent, low-fat meals.

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