Crockpots and Casseroles 9/18/19

Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by for the very first Crockpots and Casseroles linkup!

If you are a busy mom, this is the recipe linkup for you. I am teaming up with Darrian from Made in Mom Jeans to have this party once a month. We are sharing recipes for, you guessed it, crockpots and casseroles. Because we are busy moms too and we get the struggle. (Find out a little more about the linkup here) I hope you will join us and share your recipes as well. I know I can always use another go to for busy days. There is a place to link up your blog post at the bottom. If you don’t have a blog post but still want to share, head over to instagram and use #CrockpotsandCasseroles and tag @darrianmchamb and @ginghamandlattes. I’ll be sharing my favorites on my stories!

Now down to the actual recipe!

I figured I would start out with a recipe that I have been eating since I was a kid and have since gotten my husband hooked on. Even Oliver eats it usually…no guarantees though because toddlers cannot be predictable. Ever. This is the perfect cool/cold weather recipe because it is warm, filling, and just sticks to your ribs.

The crazy part is that we never really had a name for them…I’ve just always called them beefy beans.

Probably the best part of this recipe is that it is so dang easy and quick. I usually put everything in the crockpot before the toddler wakes up then just let it hang out on low for the day. This also worked really well when I was working full time because I could set everything up before I left for work. Let me tell you, coming home to the smell (and taste) of a delicious hot dinner was heavenly. If you have the time, I highly recommend eating beefy beans with cornbread. It’s a perfect pairing.

Ready to get cooking?

Beefy Beans


  • 1 large can of pork n beans
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 can of butter beans (great northern beans work if you can’t find butter beans)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 lb ground beef (ground turkey works great as well!)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Worcestershire sauce to taste (I never measure this part, just shake some in until it seems good. If you don’t have any it isn’t necessary for the recipe, but I like the little extra kick of flavor it adds)


  • Brown the ground beef. When the beef is almost done add the onion and cook until it starts to soften.
  • Drain grease and put beef and onions in your crockpot
  • Place all other ingredients in the crockpot
  • Stir
  • Turn crockpot on low and allow to cook for 7-8 hours.

And that’s all there is to it! Told you it was easy. The 7-8 hours is also just a rough guideline. If you need to eat it sooner than that, it’s ok! Everything is fully cooked so it’s just thickening and mixing the flavors in the crockpot. I also think the microwaved leftovers might be even better than the first time around…but that might just be me.

If you try out this recipe I you love to hear what you think!

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