Recipe: Hungry Jack Casserole
Source: Recipes Shared book (courtesy of my Aunt Janet)
Ingredients: Kid friendly
Party in the Tummy Scale (1-10): 7 (depends on who in the family you ask)
Every family has a casserole dish that has been passed down and is made when a baby is born, a child comes back home to visit from college, someone is feeling under the weather or just needs cheering up. This is my family's casserole. My Aunt Janet obtained this recipe from who knows where, and in the early 70's it fit the bill for her four young and hungry kids. My mom used to eat it at my aunt's house all of the time, and when my mom got married the recipe was given to her. This was a staple dish, and a favorite of my brother and I growing up.
I switched the recipe up a bit tonight... hence the note after the "Yummy in the Tummy" score. I had the idea this afternoon of adding some cut up hot dogs into the ground turkey mix to see if the kids would actually eat the filling and not just the biscuit topping. Worked like a charm! R didn't like it as well though... "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" was his philosophy. Verdict... hot dogs optional, depending on who you are feeding!
Hungry Jack Casserole
1 lb. ground beef
1 16 oz. can pork and beans
1 tsp. salt
1 T. dried minced onion
2 T. brown sugar
3/4 c. BBQ sauce
1 can biscuits
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Brown beef in skillit and drain. Add beef back to skillit and add next five ingredients; heat until bubbly.
Pour ingredients into a two quart casserole dish.
Cut biscuits in half and place cut side down around the edge of the casserole dish.
Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20-30 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
Notes: This recipe freezes and travels well. I like to use a stronger flavored BBQ sauce to enhance the flavor a bit more.