Cowboy Barbeque Skillet Casserole w/ Hamburger – Gluten & Dairy Free

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Barbeque Skillet Casserole - Gluten & Dairy FreeI ran across this recipe on  The ease caught my eye, and I figured it would be easily tweaked to my standards.  To control the sweeteners,  I make my own BBQ sauce using half stevia, half maple syrup.  I use either “5 Minute Barbeque Sauce,” from Hallie @ Daily Bites, or one from Ali @ Whole Life Nutrition, “Chipotle BBQ Sauce.”  Depending on our mood, I serve it atop either my Corn Free Millet Cornbread, or my biscuits.  Either way, this is quick and easy throw together meal for the family!!

**Also a great camping food!**

PREP NOTE:  I like to soak my beans overnight in water and apple cider vinegar to make them easier to digest.  I then cook them in my pressure cooker, covered with ample water for about 12 minutes-15 minutes.  I do a quick release and they are ready, and FAR superior to any canned ones, as well as pennies to make versus the several dollars for the canned!  I LOVE MY PRESSURE COOKER!  It saves me so much time and money!


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Cowboy Skillet Casserole
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Serves: 5
A one pot wonder sure to please most of the family!
  • 8 oz bacon, diced (I prefer Trader Joe's Applewood Smoke Nitrate free)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans pinto beans, or about 3 cups
  • 1 cup favorite barbeque sauce (I shared two links to recipes I use above)
  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the bacon.
  2. Set pieces on some paper towels and discard all but 1 tablespoon of the remaining fat.
  3. Saute the onions until soft, a couple of minutes.
  4. Crumble the hamburger in, stirring to break it up.
  5. When the hamburger is no longer pink, stir in the beans, barbeque sauce, and bacon.
  6. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes to meld the flavors.
  7. Serve atop your favorite biscuits or cornbread!

Barbeque Skillet Casserole - Gluten & Dairy Free

This recipe was shared on Mostly Homemade Mondays, Natural Living Mondays, Make Your Own Mondays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Fat Tuesdays, Tasteful Tuesdays, Hearth & Soul, Traditional Tuesday,Waste Not Want Not, GF Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Real Foods Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Thank Your Body, Pennywise Platter, GF Fridays,Tasty Traditions,

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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18 comments on “Cowboy Barbeque Skillet Casserole w/ Hamburger – Gluten & Dairy Free
  1. Looks delicious! I look forward to trying it soon!

  2. oh yum! that looks delicious! hearty and fabulous! thanks for sharing! have a great weekend!

  3. This looks like my kind of kid-friendly comfort food. You could also serve it atop rice or potato nachos/fried potatoes. My kids will thank you as soon as I put it on our menu. :)

  4. Mmmmm….love one skillet meals! I have a hard core love of Bob’s Red Mill GF Corn Bread Mix and this would be perfect over it. I have a bag of pinto beans that I wasn’t sure what to do with and now I’ve found it!

  5. Definitely going to try it. It looks so yummy. 😀

  6. Sounds and looks yummy Tessa. I can think of lots of things to put this on and thanks for the bbq sauce links. Always nice to have on hand.

  7. Tessa, this looks absolutely divine! I love quick and easy meals, and this one falls into that category. For my family, I believe they would enjoy it on top of rice or mashed potatoes with a side of cornbread☺ Thank you for sharing this week in our hop.

  8. this looks scrumptious! thanks for linking with KiK

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Tessa,
    What a great skillet meal, I just love a recipe like this for those “Busy Days” when we need to keep things moving. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  11. Roberta says:

    I made this tonight. I’ve just tasted it and it is delicious. We’ll just put it on bread and eat it with a salad.

  12. Jolene says:

    My mother and I cannot eat beans of any kind besides green beans. We just can’t digest them. Is there anyway to substitute something else? We are also gluten-free.

  13. I love recipes you can prepare in one skillet – they are perfect for busy autumn days. The flavours in this dish sound terrific – and what a great name!

  14. Monica says:

    I use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. What would you recommend to use for sautéing?

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