Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cowboy Beans

Yesterday as I was scrolling through one of my dear friend’s facebook page… I saw she was wishing she had some super fast and easy recipes.  I have a ton of ideas—I think a lot of them are ideas I have heard about from others who I went to school with.  I also have a couple of cookbooks that are wonderful for the busy college student life.  I will try to post some of my favorites in the next little while because I am sure there are several who would love fast meal ideas!

I already posted a couple of ideas.  Ramen Egg Drop Soup is absolutely delicious and super easy/ cheap.  Honestly, it doesn’t take much more time than cooking regular Ramen!  Also the Cashew Chicken is fast when you get home and want to eat at night.  It takes some prep in the morning (I always do Crockpot prep the night before so I can just dump things in when it is bright and early!!!) but is super fast after school.  (P.S.  I just realized this link under the recipes category was broken—I fixed it!)

I thought I would start by sharing one of my childhood favorites! :)  This was something my dad grew up eating too.

Cowboy Beans

1 lb ground beef
1 t. salt
1 can (16 oz) pork ’n’ beans
¾ c. barbecue sauce
2 T. brown sugar
1 T. minced onion
1 can refrigerator biscuits
1 c. grated cheese

Preheat oven to 375*.  Brown ground beef and drain fat.  Stir in salt, pork ’n’ beans, barbecue sauce, sugar and onion.   Heat until bubbly.  Pour into greased, 2 quart casserole dish (I used a square Pyrex pan).  Place biscuits on top.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake at 375* for 25 to 30 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.  Yields 4 servings.

Note:  Although this recipe calls for hamburger—I basically NEVER use it.  I don’t have the time to cook it when I want to make this.  I always substitute it for 2-3 hotdogs or 1 can of Vienna Sausages.

P.S.  Sorry there is no picture...  I haven't made these for a little while and thought it was better to just share the recipe then wait until I made it so I could take a picture.  Believe me—it looks, smells, and tastes AMAZING! :)

1 comment:

Erin Despain said...

This is my husband's favorite recipe from his childhood! His family called it Cowboy Casserole. And I agree, it is really good! (Thanks for the tip for what to substitute instead of hamburger.)