How to make cowboy casserole (video)

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Meat and potatoes with beans and cheese — so simple but always so good if done right. In the recipe below, we take those simple ingredients we all know and love and put them in a casserole. The best part is that everything can be prepped in just 15 minutes or less!
Diced tomatoes with green chilies add the perfect acidity and zing to the dish. Bubbly melted cheese at the end brings the whole dish together. It's a complete casserole meal that I love serving with a nice fresh salad. You can try adding more veggies to this recipe; fresh or canned corn go really well in this dish!
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Cowboy casserole
6
15 minutes
55 minutes
1 hour, 10 minutes
2 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
3 cups small-diced peeled russet potatoes
1 medium onion, small diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 15.5-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Brown ground beef and drain off excess fat.
Layer potatoes onto the bottom of a greased casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper. Evenly sprinkle onions and garlic on top.
Add the beef, beans and tomatoes.
Cover with foil and cook for 45 minutes.
Remove foil and evenly sprinkle cheese on top. Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until cheese is golden and bubbly.
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This recipe brings together humble ingredients that all work together for a masterful dish that anyone can appreciate.
June 1   ·  
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This is a classic 'dump and bake' casserole can be tossed in the oven with minimal prep work and is hearty enough to feed the whole family.
May 31   ·  
Perfect breakfast potatoes should be piping hot, tender inside and crisp and crunchy on the edges. If you start with whole, raw potatoes, that means about an hour of prep, which is way too long to wait for breakfast...
May 28   ·  
With the simple, yet absolutely scrumptious, combination of tender ground beef, soft corn tortillas, herbs and freshly grated cheddar cheese, it really is a wonder how you managed without this recipe for so long.
May 16   ·  
Just 4 ingredients have you sitting down to a supper just like Grandma used to make.
May 25   ·  
The only thing less-than-perfect about spaghetti feasts is that, while delicious, they can often be missing that coveted wow factor that we find so hard to come by in cheap, wholesome meals.
June 1   ·