This Simple Hearty Bean Casserole is a family favorite, and if you follow these simple make-ahead tricks, you can have it on the table super quickly!
First, let’s talk about the beauty of prepping Homemade Bacon Bits ahead of time. And while we’re at it, let’s be reminded about cooking several pounds of hamburger meat ahead of time.
If you do these two things, you will have so many quick meal options at your fingertips!!
For this Simple Hearty Bean Casserole, I’ve found that if I have the bacon bits and the hamburger meat already prepped all I have to do is stir them into a couple cans of beans and we have a meal. This is so easy and good!
Yes, you can soak and make your beans from scratch. This is a great money saver! During this season in my life, I’ve found that it is incredibly helpful to have a case of Baked Beans on hand for easy meal prep. Maybe someday I’ll get back to soaking and cooking beans. ;)
This is my favorite brand of Baked Beans.
This recipe is perfect for a family who loves their protein. Beans, bacon, and hamburger all in one bowl? Yah. Add a side salad and some fresh fruit and the meal is complete!
How to make Simple Hearty Bean Casserole:
I just want you to know how easy this is, especially if you have your meat prepped ahead.
- Open two cans of beans and put them into a large cooking pot.
- Dump in some cooked bacon bits.
- Dump in some cooked hamburger meat.
- Squeeze in some ketchup.
- Shake in some dry minced onion.
- Heat until bubbly (5 minutes).
- Serve and eat!
Do you see? Do you see how easy this is and how wonderful it can be to have these foods prepped or purchased and waiting to make a great meal for your family?
Simple Hearty Bean Casserole
And now, we’ll pretend that this is an actual recipe.
- 1 pound hamburger meat
- ½ pound bacon
- 2 Tablespoons dry minced onion
- 3 Tablespoons ketchup
- 2 15-ounce cans of Baked Beans
- Cook hamburger meat, bacon, and onion together in a large pot.
- Drain excess grease if necessary.
- Stir beans and ketchup into cooked meat.
- Heat until bubbly.
- Serve and eat!
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Tosha Kelly says
I make this and then top with shredded cheese and canned biscuits in a 9×13 pan. Bake until cheese is bubbly and biscuits are brown.