Hungry Jack Casserole

It's finally here! The recipe I've cooked the most, know now by heart, and is enjoyed by all... is finally making it to the blog. This has been my favorite dish ever since I can remember (thanks Mom!) so it has definitely earned the "family recipe" label. This is actually one of the first recipes I cooked for Patrick and it turns out the way to his heart was with this recipe!

1 lb ground beef (make it healthier: lean beef)
1 - 16 oz can pork and beans (make it healthier: vegetarian beans)
3/4 cup barbeque sauce (make it healthier: light bbq sauce)
1 small onion, chopped
2 tbs brown sugar
1 can biscuits
1 cup shredded cheese (make it healthier: 2% milk cheese)

Preheat oven to 375F. Saute onions and brown beef, drain. In separate bowl mix beans, bbq sauce, brown sugar, and some cheese. Add drained beef and onions. Place into a 2-qt casserole dish and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese. Cook in oven for 15 minutes (or until bubbly). Then remove and add biscuits. Cook until biscuits are golden unless you're Patrick and want them pale.

top left: Bean mixture waiting for the beef and onions! 
top right: In the casserole dish with sprinkled cheese before the oven. 
bottom left: Half-way through baking, just added the biscuits. 
bottom right: All done! Nice & golden!

1 comment:

  1. Love this recipe. Glad you do, as well. Cool Movie Mom