Barbecue Beef & Bean Casserole
This easy beef and bean casserole features ground meat and beans and is topped with corn chips and cheese.
15 min.prep time
40 min.total time
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 (16-ounce) can baked beans
1 (8-ounce) can cut green beans, drained
3/4 cup crushed corn chips
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine ground beef, onion and bacon in 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5-8 minutes or until ground beef is browned. Drain off fat.
Stir together ground beef mixture and all remaining ingredients except corn chips and cheese in ungreased 2-quart casserole dish. Bake 20-30 minutes or until heated through and bubbly around edge.
Cut each cheese slice into 4 strips. Top casserole with crushed corn chips and cheese. Continue baking 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- To freeze and bake later, prepare recipe as directed except do not add cheese or corn chips. Place mixture into casserole dish or large freezer container. Cover tightly; freeze up to 3 months. To thaw, place in refrigerator for 24 hours or until thawed. Heat oven to 350°F. Place mixture into ungreased casserole dish, if necessary. Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; continue baking 20-30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with crushed corn chips and cheese. Continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- To freeze in individual servings and microwave later, prepare recipe as directed except do not add cheese or corn chips. Spoon into 4 small freezer and microwave-safe containers. Top each with 1 slice cheese. Cover tightly; freeze up to 3 months. To thaw, place in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight. Keep refrigerated until ready to microwave. To cook, top each with 2 tablespoons crushed corn chips. Loosely cover microwave container; microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70% power) 2-3 minutes or until mixture is hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.