I wanted to make a layered bake, that reminded me of a burger. It’s not a saucy layered bake, though you do get some juices from the vegetables and meat. The Sweet potato layers make up the top and bottom like buns , and you have tomato and onion as toppings. I threw some zucchini in as a green instead of lettuce. I was really happy how it came out, and the layers hold together pretty well, which is sometimes a problem with saucier bakes.
1 lb grass-fed ground buffalo or beef
2 sweet potatoes [peeled and sliced]
1 large tomato [sliced]
1/2-1 onion [sliced, keeping the rings together]
3 cloves garlic [chopped]
1 zucchini [sliced]
1 yellow summer squash [sliced]
- Grease a glass 9×9 pan with duck fat. place a layer of sweet potato slices to cover the bottom.
- Season the ground beef with a little salt, pepper, oregano, and maybe a little chili powder, and press lightly into the pan, covering evenly from edge to edge. [season however you would normally season burger meat]
- Add the slices of onion on top of the beef, and sprinkle the chopped garlic around, Then place the tomato slices on top.
- Cover with a layer of zucchini slices and finish off with another layer of sweet potatoes.
- Rub top layer with duck fat and bake covered 300 degrees for 1 hour
Increase heat to 400 degrees and bake an additional 30-60 min.
[optionally, you can probably start off at 400 degrees and cook for a shorter amount of time. I used the longer cook method because I wanted to leave it baking while I went to CrossFit. ]