Cowboy Casserole

Cowboy Casserole

Senior Associate Director of MSU Product Center, MSU Extension Business Management Educator, and Michigan farmer Brenda Reau
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ground beef, one pot, casserole


  • 1 pound ground beef browned and drained
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • Several potatoes cubed
  • 15 oz can of pork & beans (the runny kind)
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • Several slices of bacon


  • Mix all ingredients except bacon and place in a greased baking dish.
  • Top with the slices of the raw bacon. As it cooks, the bacon drippings go down into the casserole.
  • Bake at 350°F for 1.5 hours until potatoes are tender and bacon is brown and crisp.
  • If you do not have molasses, just leave it out and add an extra tablespoon of brown sugar.
  • Leftovers reheat well.