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Hearty Beef and Bean Casserole Recipe
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Hearty Beef and Bean Casserole Recipe

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"As a new wife and homemaker, I wanted to please my husband, so I created this dish from some of his favorite foods," recalls Sandi White of Indianapolis, Indiana. "It was a hit then...and 42 years later, it still is."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can (8.3 ounces) baked beans
  • 1/3 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 9 crackers)
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 428 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 1232 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 22 g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. In a large bowl, combine the beans, cracker crumbs, ketchup, brown sugar, onion, barbecue sauce, mustard, salt and pepper; add beef.
  2. Pour into an ungreased 1-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Top with cheese; bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Bean Casserole in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p41

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