Casseroles are my jam lately! They’re always so easy to put together and make for the best leftovers. I’ve made this casserole a couple times in the past week just because it’s THAT GOOD!
My husband had the idea of adding plantains to the bottom of the casserole to form a crust, and it was the most genius idea ever! Although I prefer plantains, If you don’t have any on hand you could always use cooked and sliced sweet potatoes instead. I topped this casserole with my dairy-free sour cream, which took it to the next level!
Peel the plantains by making a shallow cut in the skin, lengthwise and peel the skin away from the fruit. Cut the plantain in half, and then cut each half into thirds, lengthwise.
Melt the coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Place the plantains in a single layer in the heated pan. Cook until the edges of the plantains begin to turn golden brown. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Place on a plate lined with paper towels.
Add the diced onion and bell pepper to the pan that you just cooked the plantains in. Sauté until soft, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add the ground beef to the pan and sauté until cooked through. Drain any extra fat remaining in the pan. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and black pepper to the pan and stir until combined. Turn off the heat on your stove and add the salsa to the pan and stir the mixture well. Add the whisked eggs to the pan and stir until the mixture is well combined.
Place the plantains in a single layer in a 9x9” dish. Pour the taco mixture on top of the plantains and spread to make an even top. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until the casserole has set.
Remove the casserole from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Spread the guacamole on top of the casserole and enjoy!!
This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you purchase something from one of my links, I will receive a small percentage, at no additional cost to you. I will only ever recommend products that I truly believe in, and that I use myself or find to be very valuable. Thanks for helping me to keep my blog up and running!