Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

Baked Bean Casserole

Sometimes you need uncomplicated food. A meal that’s tasty and not elaborate, that warms you up from the inside. That’s the strength of the baked bean casserole. Ground beef and baked beans with an almost barbecue sauce, dotted with bacon. While it’s not the most Pinterest perfect of dishes, it’s hearty and filling and irresistably good. This casserole is simple, good food.

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

Good for doubling and freezing half: I’m SUCH a big fan of this. Makes future dinners so much easier!

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

Ingredients: nothing too complicated.

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

Start with bacon!

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

Next, brown the beef and diced onion.

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

When the meat & onions are cooked, add everything else and crumble the bacon on top.

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

Mix well and transfer to a baking dish. You can use a 9×13, or something slightly smaller if you want – depth may adjust the cooking time.

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

Bake until bubbly and serve!

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

Baked Bean Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 3 strips bacon
  • 3/4 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/4 diced onions
  • 31 oz can pork and beans in tomato sauce
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • salt & pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Brown the bacon and set aside. For this type of recipe, I like to do it on the crispy side. Set aside.
  2. Brown the ground beef & saute onions in a large skillet.
  3. Crumble the bacon into the beef, then add the rest of the ingredients. If freezing, do it here.
  4. Bake uncovered for 30-45 minutes, until bubbling and starting to brown on top.

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

Hearty, filling, and easy: baked bean casserole

What’s your favorite meal in one?

The links above contain affiliate links, which means I get a few cents (at no extra cost to you) if you book or buy something via that link. This helps me keep costs down and posts up! All images copyright Teaspoon of Nose.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s