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Cowboy Casserole

Rated as 4.31 out of 5 Stars

"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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25 m servings 601
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  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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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 601 calories; 25.2 62 32.8 84 1580 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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

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 d...

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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!

try it over cornbread....AMAZING!

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!

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 m...

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...

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...

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 act...

This was amazing!! I used kc materpiece original bbq sauce and added more than the recipe called for to, which made it more saucy and "gravy like" instead of just ground beef and bean mixture. I...

If you use lean hamburger or venison (even leaner), and turkey bacon, it makes this meal much less fatty for those of you that are so worried about it. I cook lean/healthy meals all the time, am...