Hearty Beef and Bean Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
"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."


  • 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


  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.