Cowboy Casserole Recipe -
Cowboy Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Cowboy Casserole

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"This combination of hamburger, beans, and bacon over biscuits will bring out the cowboy in anyone. It has become a family favorite. It is so easy to make, and we love to make it when we're camping."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain, and cut into bite size pieces. Set aside. Add hamburger and onion to the skillet, and cook until no longer pink, and the onion is tender. Drain.
  2. Stir bacon, baked beans and barbeque sauce into the ground beef, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, and place biscuits in a single layer over the top of the mixture. Cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the biscuits are done. Place two biscuits on each plate, and spoon beans over.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 30, 2005

We used this recipe camping, and it was great after a long hike! Instead of biscuts, we used sourdough rolls and cut out the centers to make bread bowls. Yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 18, 2003

This reciped turned out very well. I made some big changes to suit various dietary preferences (used Morning Star "ground beef" and left the bacon and biscuits out, which I was concerned about doing) but it was very tasty. It reminded me of a sloppy joe with a mesquite twist. It was even better the next day. Cooked as it was without the biscuits, we just ate it plain with a fork, but it would be great on buns. Thanks!

Mar 11, 2009

try it over cornbread....AMAZING!

Sep 20, 2005

Very good. I made it at home in an iron skillet and placed drop biscuits on top and then finished off in the oven to ensure browning. Will definitely make again!

Jul 24, 2008

Tried this recipe twice. First time I made the mistake of using a shallow skillet that I use to brown all my meat. I ran into problems when I put on the biscuits. They pushed the lid up and made them not cook as well. Second time I used a deep frying pan and the recipe was much better for it. It allowed the biscuit to cook better. They came out somewhere between a fully cooked biscuit and a dumpling. I used a 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce and sprinkled the top with shredded cheddar cheese. This is a really popular recipe now in my house. Absolutley wonderful!!!

Jul 25, 2005

I made it once and it's now in high demand our annual family camping trip! I cooked it up at home and froze it in freezer baggies so it would keep in the cooler and then just heated it up on the camp site. I too made the biscuits separately so they wouldn't turn out like dumplings.

Feb 06, 2008

My family has been making a recipe almost identical to this one for years. The only difference is we used a biscuit and baking mix (such as bisquick)for the topping and when the biscuit mixture was browned, we would melt cheddar cheese over the top. I think I'll give it a try with the canned biscuits. Either way, it's a 5 star for me!

Sep 23, 2005

good, easy, and fast. As per other reviews, i mixed everything and simmered for a few minutes stovetop, then popped in the oven in a 13x9 pan after topping with biscuits (my biscuit can was actually 15 oz, the "Grands" kind, hence the larger cassorole dish). Baked about 15 min at 375 then just shut off the oven and let it set for a while...also added s&P, a dash of hot sauce, steak sauce, ketchup and a little br sugar. nothing special or exciting, but didn't claim to be...this is a great "I worked lated and I'm POOPED" dinner:) excellent!


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  • Calories
  • 601 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 25.2 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 7.8 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 32.8 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 1580 mg
  • 63%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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