Time is too precious to spend hours in the kitchen making meals. There are things to do, places to go, and the outside to enjoy. But your family needs to eat, so why not make it fast. Cut down time in the kitchen by preparing this easy cheesy beef barbeque casserole bake. Easy to make, tasty, and perfect for a meal when you are on the go!
Casserole recipes have always been my favorite to make. I am not a skilled chef, and I get frustrated when something has complicated ingredients and a long list of instructions. Can you relate to that? I am so happy to share this recipe with you.
Another bonus of this recipe for cheesy beef barbeque casserole bake is that it is the perfect recipe to take to a family gathering, a home tailgate party, or to a work or school picnic. Ok, enough talk, let’s get to the recipe.
Cheesy Beef Barbecue Casserole Bake Ingredients:
- 1 package pasta noodles(you can use any you like, but I don’t recommend elbow macaroni)
- 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef(see substitution tip below)
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped green peppers
- 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- shredded cheese
- sprinkle of parmesan cheese(optional)
Substitution trick: If you family is not a fan of hamburger, substitute the meat with ground chicken or turkey. You get the same delicious taste and even your pickiest eaters are happy.
How Long Does It Take To Make The Cheesy Beef Barbeque Casserole Bake?
From stovetop to table, total prep and cooking/baking time is 45 minutes. Use already chopped up onions and peppers to cut down on recipe preparation. I recommend enjoying a tequila sunrise cocktail while this dish is baking.
What Tools Do I Need To Make This Meal?
- Skillet or other pan to brown the meat
- Pot to make pasta
- 9×12 glass baking dish
- Utensils to brown meat and serve meal
How To Prepare The Cheesy Beef Barbeque Casserole Bake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step #2 Prepare The Meat
Brown meat in skillet, and drain off excess fat.
Step #3 Brown Meat And Vegetables
Add peppers and onions, and stir until tender.
Step #4 Add Remaining Ingredients
Stir in tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, and water.
Step #5 Cook The Ingredients On The Stovetop
Simmer mixture for 20 minutes.
Step #6 Prepare Your Pasta
While the meat is simmering, cook noodles as directed. I always cook the noodles about a minute less than I would normally.
Step #7 Complete The Casserole For Baking
In your casserole dish, layer meat mixture, alternating with the shredded cheese. Top layer with more cheese. I usually add a sprinkle or two of parmesan cheese on top.
Step #8 Toss The Cheesy Beef Barbeque Casserole In The Oven To Bake
Bake casserole for 20 minutes (covered if you just want melted cheese, uncovered if you like your cheese toasted).
What Can I Serve With This Meal?
This recipe is so filling, that you really don’t need to serve a side with it. But if you are looking for a suggestion, I recommend a simple Caesar side salad.
Can You Freeze The Cheesy Beef Barbecue Casserole Bake?
Another wonderful bonus is this meal freezes well, so you can double or triple the ingredients to feed your family & have some leftover to freeze for another day.
There you have it, another easy recipe for a quick weeknight meal or a party potluck. A few simple ingredients combine for amazing tastes.