Monday, July 25, 2016

Crockpot Cowboy Casserole Recipe

Crockpot meals are favorites around here (particularly for the cook :) as it is so nice to get most of dinner prepared in the morning, have the crockpot cook it all day, and then it's ready to eat in the evening! They are also especially nice for Sundays since we share a potluck meal each week with our church.

This particular crockpot recipe is really simple to put together and is delicious, too . . .

(The spice/herb amounts are guesstimates as I don't measure much when making this!)

Crockpot Cowboy Casserole

- 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 ½-inch cubes
- 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- ½ to ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 ½ pounds ground beef, browned and drained
- 1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed (we didn't have these so I used a can of mild Chili beans and rinsed them so they wouldn't be so spicy)
- 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- ¼ cup water
- a bit of additional dried basil, pepper and salt
- 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

Place the potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and basil. Add onions and minced garlic. Layer ground beef over onions and garlic. Top with beans, diced tomatoes, and water. Sprinkle lightly with additional basil, pepper, and salt. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. When there is about 15 minutes of cook time left, sprinkle the cheese on top, and cover again until cheese is melted. Enjoy!


  1. This looks delicious! I love using my crockpot, especially in the summer when it is too hot to use the oven. I hope to try this recipe soon. : )

    1. We do, too, Sarah. :) Hope you enjoy!

  2. Looks good! Thanks for the recipe. :-)

  3. I don't have a crockpot now, but maybe I could do this in my Dutch oven on a slow heat. It sounds very yummy!

    1. It seems like that would work, Elizabeth . . . it would be worth a try!


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