Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hungry Jack Casserole

     Some of you may have grown up on this casserole, it's been around for years.  Unfortunately Pillsbury no longer makes Hungry Jack biscuits however you can substitute with whatever brand you like.  If you use the larger sized Grands, just make sure you leave enough room for them to rise.  This is a good, basic camping meal, something that would constitute a gourmet dinner in the wild.  To simplify the process, brown and drain the beef at home then all you have to do is mix everything together and pour it in your oven.  If you're using a 12 inch oven I would suggest using two cans of pork and beans.  In my 10 inch dutch oven, after I sauteed the beef I baked the casserole with 10 coals in a ring around the bottom and 22 on the lid.  It's hot, filling, a little on the sweet side but would definitely be tasty by the campfire. 

Hungry Jack Casserole
1 lb lean ground beef
1 16 oz can pork and beans
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 Tblsp brown sugar
1 Tblsp minced onion
salt to taste
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 12 oz package Grands Jr biscuits or any same-sized refrigerated biscuit

     Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
     Brown beef over a full compliment of coals; drain well.
     Move bottom coals to a ring around base of oven.
     Stir in pork and beans, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, salt and minced onion.
     Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until beef mixture is bubbling.
     Place biscuits on top of casserole.
     Cover and bake for 10 minutes or until biscuits are golden.
     Sprinkle with Cheddar, bake for 2-3 minutes or until cheese has melted.
     Makes 4-6 servings.

Brown beef over a full compliment of coals

Stir in bean mixture

Once beef and bean mixture is bubbling add biscuits

Bake for 10 minutes then top with cheese

Good, tasty campfire fixins


  1. Looks like a great stick-to-your-ribs camp meal!

    1. Thanks Steve and calories don't count when you're camping! Liddy