Hungry Boy's Casserole

Anita Hoffman


Light, tender biscuits top this beef and bean casserole. This Pillsbury winning recipe will satisfy most appetites.
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40 Min
25 Min


  • 1-1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/2 c
    chopped green pepper
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can(s)
    (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 can(s)
    (16 ounces) baked beans, undrained
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 ounces) lima beans, drained

  • 1-1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 to 3/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    sliced, stuffed green olives (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    slivered almonds

How to Make Hungry Boy's Casserole


  1. In a large skillet, combine ground beef, celery, onion, green pepper and garlic.
    Cook until meat is browned and vegetables are tender; drain.
    Stir in tomato paste, water, paprika and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    Add pork and beans and lima beans; simmer, stirring occasionally.
  2. BISCUITS: Combine flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in large bowl.
    Using pastry blender, cut in butter until consistency of coarse meal.
    Gradually add milk; stir in enough milk until mixture leaves sides of bowl and forms a soft, moist dough.
    Knead on floured surface gently 8 times.
    Roll dough to a 1/4 inch thickness.
    Cut with a floured 2-1/2 doughnut cutter.
    Reserve dough centers.
    Reroll dough to cut additional biscuits.
  3. Reserve a 1/2 cup of beef mixture.
    Pour remaining hot beef mixture into ungreased 13 X 9 inch glass baking dish.
    Arrange biscuits without centers over hot beef mixture.
    Stir olives and almonds into reserved 1/2 cup beef mixture; spoon into center of each biscuit.
    Top with biscuit centers.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 to 25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

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About Hungry Boy's Casserole

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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