The other night time seemed to fly, and I was left at 7pm trying to figure out what to cook for dinner because the item on my meal plan would take too long. I had hamburger meat thawed out, so I thought some type of meat and potato casserole would be nice. Then every recipe I found said it had to cook for at least an hour. I was about to scrap the whole thing and make sammies. I eventually decided to just come up with my own casserole, and it turned out AMAZING!
Beef and Bean Casserole
1 1/2 lb ground beef or turkey
1 can baked beans, drained as much as possible
1 can tomatoes with green chilies, drained
1/2 onion, chopped
1 T minced garlic
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 bag frozen, shredded hash browns
1 c shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350F.
Brown the meat in a skillet with the onions and garlic, until no longer pink. Drain off any fat and put back in skillet with the beans, tomatoes, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for 5 minutes on medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, spray a rectangular casserole dish with non-stick spray and layer the bottom with enough hash browns to cover it. When meat mixture is done, pour it over the hash browns. Add another layer of hash browns on top and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until hash browns on top are slightly crispy.