Classic Hungry Jack Casserole

Hungry Jack Casserole
Hungry Jack Casserole. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Ratings (12)

This mixture of beef and beans is well-seasoned and makes a great everyday family dinner. With a biscuit topping, it's a complete meal in one dish.

 Add coleslaw, green salad, or steamed broccoli for a tasty family dinner any night of the week. 

I cook about 1/2 cup of chopped onion with the ground beef and add a little onion powder for extra flavor. 

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What You'll Need

  • 1 pound lean ground beef, at least 85% lean
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pork and beans
  • 3/4 cup Kraft barbecue sauce or your favorite thick barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (10 biscuits total)*
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 375° F (190° C/Gas 5) .
  2. In a skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat, brown the ground beef; drain well. Stir in pork and beans, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and minced onion; heat until bubbly.
  3. Pour the beef and bean mixture into a 2- to 2 1/2-quart casserole.
  4. Cut each refrigerated biscuit  in half to form 20 half circles. Place the half circles cut side down around edge of casserole and sprinkle shredded cheese over the top.
  1. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown.

*The original recipe called for Hungry Jack Biscuits.

Tips and Variations

  • Make homemade biscuit dough for the recipe. Cut in standard circles and then cut them in half and proceed with the recipe.
  • Replace the shredded cheddar cheese with a Mexican blend, a cheddar jack blend, or pepper jack cheese.

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