Barbecue Cheeseburger Casserole – An Easy Weeknight Meal

Barbecue Cheeseburger Casserole – An Easy Weeknight Meal

This recipe is so simple, yet everyone loves it! It takes all of the familiar ingredients of a barbecue cheeseburger and transitions it into a family friendly casserole dish.

barbecue cheeseburger casserole
Barbecue cheeseburger casserole topped with cheddar cheese.

I love making casseroles because they are so versatile. They make a great addition to any pot-luck and they are a life saver on a busy weeknight.

Just throw the ingredients in the pan and bake. Best part of all, you can adapt each recipe to your families preference.

barbecue cheeseburger casserole
For a healthier version, substitute ground turkey or chicken for ground beef.

For instance, this barbecue cheeseburger casserole calls for green bell peppers. If your family doesn’t like peppers, you can omit it all together or substitute another ingredient.

And don’t be afraid to make simple additions….

How about adding some bacon to this cheeseburger casserole? Everything’s better with bacon!

Or how about adding lettuce and tomato to the dish when served? The choices are endless!

barbecue cheeseburger casserole
Use any type of baking mix – including gluten free for the topping.
The Topping

The topping for the cheeseburger casserole uses a standard baking mix. You can use any ‘Bisquick’ variety, including gluten free mixes. You can even make your own baking mix.

barbecue cheeseburger casserole
Once baked, add toppings of your choice – our favorite is hot sauce!

As for the cheese, I prefer freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese. If you like to spice things up, add shredded pepper jack cheese.

The possibilities with this recipe are endless!

For another quick, weeknight meal check out our Taco Casserole Recipe.

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Barbecue Cheeseburger Casserole

A quick and easy meal that is sure to please the entire family. Topped with a cheesy layer of crust made from baking mix.
Course: Main Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped medium onion
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 cup baking mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F
  • Using non-stick cooking spray, spray a bottom and sides of an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish, set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add beef, bell pepper and onion, and cook until beef is brown. Drain off grease.
  • Place ground beef mixture in the prepared baking dish and stir in the barbecue sauce.
  • Cover the top with 3/4 cup of the cheese.
  • In medium bowl, stir baking mix, milk and eggs together until blended. Pour evenly over beef mixture.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining 3/4 cup cheese and bake 5 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

Serve with barbecue or hot sauce.
Gluten Free version - use gluten free baking mix and barbecue sauce
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
Barbecue Cheeseburger Casserole – An Easy Weeknight Meal
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