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Monday, October 15, 2012

A fabulous FALL Casserole


HI, YA'LL
This awesome weather has me decorating and cooking to beat the band. I dearly LOVE a good casserole....especially in cooler weather. THIS is one of our family favorites and I thought YOU might like it, too....:)
It is truly one of our favorite COMFORT FOODS.
My little kids grew up loving this dish and to this day, when I make it,
it takes me right back to the kitchen when my two sweetie were sitting at the bar, just waiting for me to "get it on the table."
They both consider this good casserole as a warm and welcome COMFORT FOOD.
♥ ♥ ♥
MEATY BAKED BEANS
This is not really a RECIPE, as such...it's one of those
add....and taste.....until you have it like you want it.
A great thing about this dish is that it's THRIFTY...I love thrifty meals, don't you?


Saute chopped onions, salted and peppered...
scramble LEAN hamburger meat until WELL done, in with the sauteed onions.
Once the meat is fully cooked, add a can of BEANS, your choice. We like
BUSH'S GRILLING BEANS, 
a little MAPLE SYRUP (about 1 Tablespoon..if your beans are sweet, maybe less..and, of course, ANY syrup will work), 
a little CHILI SAUCE (about 3 Tablespoons)*sometimes, I use Ketchup )
about a level Tablespoon MUSTARD
SALT and PEPPER to taste.
NOW...
this is a good time to TWEAK the dish in anyway you might like.
I taste as I go along...you may want to vary the amounts of ingredients but
this is a pretty good mix.
You can add hot sauce here if you like...or add chopped peppers to those
onions when you saute them....ANYTHING you like.
I pour mine into an oven proof dish and cover that baby with 
a nice BLANKET of EXTRA SHARP CHEDDAR.

....into a 350 oven until the cheese is all melty and gooey and sooo good-lookin'...
remember, everything is already cooked...
HOOO-LY    COW
Real quickly, make you and your sweet family a pretty little centerpiece
for your dining table.....
something pretty to look at ALWAYS makes your food taste twice as good.
ummmm
open up a bottle of your favorite wine...O HONEY
Nearly all of us have a pumkin' or two around this time of year...
Man...let me tell ya that I have got a LOT of mileage out of these 3 little BOOS..
:)
We LOVE creamy MASHED POTATOES with our MEATY BAKED BEANS.
...celery sticks and little tiny CHERRY TOMATOES
puts it all RIGHT OVER THE TOP....
'course, HOT, CRUSTY ROLLS would be amazing, too.
I've not had lunch yet and I am slobbering all over my key board.
I am sooo weak. :)
I think ya'll will like this dish and it's so easy and fast...sometimes, NOT ALWAYS, I will make TWO at a time and have one to FREEZE.... NOW THAT IS AN AWESOME THING....to have a good-tasting casserole all cooked and ready to go into the oven.
My mama did the same thing....did I get it from her...??....most likely. :)
Love and kisses and

LINKING WITH:
COMFORT FOOD LINKY PARTY
 TWEEK IT TUESDAY,
 NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY,
TABLE TOP TUESDAY,
 RUBY TUESDAY2,
TEMPT MY TUMMY,
TASTY TUESDAY.
YOUR GONNA LOVE IT TUES.
TUESDAY TREASURES

28 comments:

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I am home...and ran over as fast as my legs would run to see what you are up to...have you ever made one dish dinner....I really think most people call it Shepard's pie...my mom made it with hamburgar, peas, topped with mashed potatoes...your dish today kinda reminding me of it...hope you are well....talk to you again soon!

Designs By Pinky said...

This sounds really good! I will try it too. I love easy casseroles in Fall and Winter. Thanks for the recipe. XO, Pinky

Michelle said...

This looks so delicious! True comfort food!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this, BJ! It looks like something my mom used to make, but I don't remember the honey. I bet that's what makes your dish so special!

XO,
Jane

Kathy said...

Oh Honey is right.!!!
The more I read the better it tasted!!!!
Love to laugh here...You always bring a smile to my face!
xo, Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

The French Hutch said...

I love casseroles, easy to make and serve. I think this recipe looks delish and served up on such a pretty table bj. I love the little white pumpkins.
Have a great week.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Stacey said...

Sounds great as always, BJ. You make the best dinners!

Leslie said...

What time should I be there for supper? Looks gooood!!! I have never thought to make a second dish to freeze ~ duh! I am going to start doing that too.

Have a great tuesday.

Vee said...

Oh that does look good. I'll have to remember this combination. I've never tried it before but how bad can it be? Now I'm wondering if I ate any supper... My stomach is growling!

Beth said...

This sounds and looks delicious and an easy recipe. You can't beat that.

Kit said...

Sounds so wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Kit

middle child said...

I was gonna take a pass on this recipe until your last ingredient.......CHEESE!!! Yeah baby!

Audrey said...

Looks great bj ... I will try it sometime, but like a big pot of stew, it would last us for several meals, but I could freeze left-overs.
Have a great day. I like the white background better and your table decoration is so pretty.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

Beverly said...

Ooh, yes. That does look tasty - and comforting.

Can you believe I can find any of the little white pumpkins this year. Not one single one!!!

eJoops Cottrill said...

Looks so delicious!

I can't wait to read your comment on my Raspberry Pink entry.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

I love Casseroles! Same way I love a Crock Pot meal. Both can be prepared ahead of time. Plus, you can put *everything but the kitchen sink* in them! :-)

"Auntie"

Rian said...

Your casserole does look good! We serve Shepherd's Pie here quite a bit. It's a family favorite... similar ingredients without the beans, but with ground meat, onions, green pepper, garlic, parsley, etc. served in a pie shell and topped with herbed mashed potatoes.

Theresa said...

Oh yes, that sounds yummy! Love having a casserole in the freezer to pop in the oven! I use my crockpot a lot this time of year! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Debbie said...

I didn't know about the comfort food party, and it couldn't have come at a better time for me. I just lamented that I needed something new to take for comfort meals or potluck. Yours looks like something my family would love and like something in my pay grade.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Fall is the best time for comfort food. Your meaty beans look delicious!

Kathleen Grace said...

Mmmm, there is always room for a good casserole recipe! Thanks, I'd eat that!

Cass @ That Old House said...

BJ, that looks delicious, but of course I will eat ANYTHING involving baked beans.

(When we were kids, my oldest brother started taking leftover baked beans, and making "bean rollups" -- omelettes! -- with them. I still do that.)

I need a casserole or a one-dish for tonight's supper, as we're all going to be coming and going. hmm ... have I got some beans in the cupboard?

Your wee little pumpkins are adorable. I am awed by the variety of pumpkins available now. Amazing!

Cass

Bead and Needle said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I do a similar sort of thing, layered between flour tortillas. I will definitely try this out - Happy Tuesday, BJ - Tanya

Madeline's Album said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us. I will have to try it sounds so good. Have a blessed day.. Madeline

Maria @ LSS said...

I'm hungry! Happy RT2.

Mine's here.

Love Of Quilts said...

Well it sure looks delicious!

Cassandra said...

Hmmn, hmmn, good!

Visiting from Ruby Tuesday 2- hope you can stop by..

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/10/photo-with-my-baby.html

lina@women said...

Looks so tasty, thanks for the recipe...