Easy Weeknight Meals – Cowboy Casserole

I hope you’re hungry today!  I’m joining about 50 other bloggers as we come together to share our favorite go-to Easy Weeknight Meal Ideas!  We’re all busy, but we still have to eat, right?  We’re putting a whole new spin on the term “fast food”!

One of my family’s favorite easy weeknight meals is Cowboy Casserole, and I always make a double batch for leftovers!

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I’ve adapted this recipe from Betty Crocker.  It hits our tables and fills our bellies at least two or three times each month.  I almost always have all the ingredients handy anyway, so I can just mix it up, pop it in the oven, and 20 minutes later, dinner is on the table!

The Filling:

Easy Weeknight Meals  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceTo make the filling, you’ll need 2 pounds of ground beef, 2 16-oz cans of baked beans (we like the maple flavor), and 1 cup of BBQ sauce.

Easy Weeknight Meals  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceBrown the meat, and drain.  Then add the baked beans and BBQ sauce.  Mix it all together and let it simmer for about five minutes, until it comes to a low boil.

Easy Weeknight Meals  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI’d eat it as-is, but it only gets better from here!

The Topping:

Easy Weeknight Meals  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceIn a large bowl, combine 4 cups Bisquick (give or take), 1 1/3 cups milk, and 2 Tbsp butter.  Reserve the Cheddar for later.

Easy Weeknight Meals  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI usually mix all this up while my meat is browning.  That is, unless I’m emptying or reloading the dishwasher, feeding the dogs, or running down to the basement to start a load of laundry.  (Can you relate?)

Easy Weeknight Meals  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceOk, take your meat mixture and pour it into a lightly greased 13×9 baking dish.  Smooth it out with a spoon.

Easy Weeknight Meals  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceDrop spoonfuls of the Bisquick mixture on top of the meat mixture.

Easy Weeknight Meals  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GracePop that bad boy in a 425° oven for 18-22 minutes until the biscuits on top are brown.  Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, then devour.

So good!

For this recipe, and many more, plus tips on creating a Monthly Meal Plan with printable recipe cards, check out THIS POST.

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Stop by the other blogs for tons and tons of easy weeknight meal ideas, and never again stress out when you hear, “Mom!  What’s for dinner?!”  And be sure to check out the Easy Weeknight Meals Pinterest Board for more meal ideas!  We’ll be adding to it consistently!

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