A Thrifty Dinner

Okay, cooler weather is here and now I want some dinners that are quick, easy, basically one pan type dishes. Also, I want the smell of something yummy cooking in the oven! Oh, and of course, thrifty!

Here is one of my favorite quick casseroles.

Sloppy Joe Casserole

1 pound hamburger cooked, crumbled and drained
1 can of red kidney beans, drained
1 package of sloppy joe seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/2-1 full cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup Bisquick
1 cup milk
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Lightly spray a 9" cooking dish. Cook first 5 ingredients in a pan. Once all cooked, spread this meat mixture into your baking pan. Sprinkle top with shredded cheddar. In a mixing bowl combine bisquick, milk and eggs. Once completely mixed together, drizzle over top of shredded cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes. You can top with some ketchup or more cheese.

Here it is...yum!

recipe 001recipe 002  Of course, then you serve it with a little garden salad and show off your new thrifty lovely yellow dishes ($1.00 for 3 dinner plates & 3 bowls…just perfect for the 3 of us!).

And use these adorable sunshiny yellow embroidered linen napkins, also bought at a thrift store!

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They are just so pretty! I got two of them for $1.00.

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I hope you enjoy!!

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  1. I'm late to the red party this week. But, I think you just solved my what's for dinner tonight question. This is a recipe I know my bunch will scarf up.

    thanks for visiting my chicken car this week. I so appreciate those you visit and leave a comment.

  2. This looks so yummy. I am getting the ingredients and I'm going to make this for sure. Yum and served on such cute dishes and nice placemats, pretty and thrifty! Thanks for joining in Junkin Finds!!

  3. Dinner looks great, cute plates, but I gotta say... I'm lovin' those napkins, they're beautiful:@)

  4. This is something my hubby would love! Sloppy joes are one of his favorites. Come check out my new blog for a Thanksgiving giveaway!

  5. Yum! This looks like a recipe that would be a hit in my house. Wonder how it would be w/out the beans though. I'm copying this one down and adding it to my Blogging friends recipes file. Thanks!

  6. MMM - I love sloppy joes! I Think this casserole sounds awesome... definitely is a little less sloppy than the joes! :) Lovely recipe.

  7. Glad to hear this is a good recipe. I've seen the gluten free version but have been too afraid to try it. I really like sloppy joes (more than hamburgers) so I bet I would like that too. I think I'll give it a go sometime. I LOVE your yellow napkins!

  8. I love sloppy joes, but never thought of making them in casserole form. This sounds yummy.

  9. Looks wonderful and such cute plates. I love comfort foods like this and this sounds so easy to make.

  10. What time should I be over for dinner? I'll bring dessert. Cute plates.

  11. Yummy-these are the kind of dishes I wish I could make-I just wasn't born to be a cook-lucky my husband doesn't mind!

  12. This looks really good to me today. It is pretty cold outside. Thanks for posting.

  13. Oh...that's something different that I think my husband would love! Your dishes are really cute...don't ya just love a bargain!!

  14. I am traveling today and I just showed my husband the pic of your Sloppy Joe casserole. Now we are looking for a restaurant. I'm starved! Thanks. :) love those plates! You got a deal on those!! Blessings!~Ames

  15. Hi Diann,
    Oh, I can guarantee my husband would love that casserole. That's right up his alley.

    I love how everything went together so well~ plates, bowl, napkins and your lovely meal. What a wonderful fall meal and color scheme... and great prices too. ;-)

    I hope you and your loved ones are doing very well.

    Susan @ CluckleBees

  16. Oh my, that casserole sounds good! And I do like your lovely dishes too!

  17. The family agrees this sounds like a winner!!! Your dishes and lines are lovely too!

  18. I'm going to try that recipe. I wish I had the pretty dishes to go along with the casserole.

  19. I'm with Lynn, those napkins are beautiful. Not easy to find a soft yellow.
    It goes nicely with the dishes.
    Have a great weekend. ~ Sarah

  20. That looks and sounds so good! I am suppose to watch what I eat, but think I would have to cheat for a serving of that. :D Thanks for sharing the recipe. Really like your dishes and napkins.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  21. Great bargain finds as usual, Diann! The casserole looks delicious too...Christine

  22. Great tablesetting Diann and your recipe looks like total comfort food...YUM!! Great thrifty finds :)


  23. This looks so yummy. I think I'll try that this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  24. What a great comfort food! Your napkins and bowls are so pretty. What great finds!

  25. Diann, this looks so yummy and wonderful for cool weather. I love your new linens-that soft yellow color is beautifu. What finds The dishes and the napkins were. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

  26. I have baked chili with a cornmeal topping but not sloppy joes with a bisquick topping. Sounds like a great variation, especially when there are no sandwich buns in the house.

  27. Yum! My mother used to make this when i was growing up. I always liked it.

    It could be straight out of the I Hate to Cook Book that i wrote about today on Rose City Reader.

  28. Looks like a recipe my gang would like - especially on football Sundays.

  29. Sloppy Joes are one of my favorite all time dinners. I have never tried them casserole style...delicious!


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