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Cowboy Bake

This Cowboy Bake is a twist on my carry-in standby, Cowboy Casserole.  While Cowboy Casserole is delicious by itself, I wanted a meatier option that could be a complete meal in and of itself.  So, I created this dish.  While it may not be the prettiest dish, it is delicious and so filling.  Perfect for a chilly autumn evening…

Cowboy Bake | Mini Van Dreams #recipes #easyrecipes #recipesforcasseroles




Cowboy Bake


  • 2 boxes Au Graten potatoes
  • Ingredients to make potatoes per package instructions
  • 1 lb ground turkey OR ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chilies drained well
  • 3 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 package bacon pieces OR 6 slices crisp bacon crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small can black olives optional


  • In a 9 x 13" pan, prepare Au Graten potatoes per package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, brown meat and onion until meat is no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in mustard and Ketchup, until well combined. Mix in bacon pieces.
  • When Au Graten potatoes are done, layer ground meat mixture over top of potatoes and spread evenly.
  • Arrange canned tomatoes over top of meat mixture.
  • Top with 2 cups shredded cheese.
  • Return to oven set at 350 degrees. Allow to bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Top with black olives, if desired.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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Cowboy Bake | Mini Van Dreams #recipes #easyrecipes #recipesforcasseroles


  1. So pinned and shared and definitely something I could see my family chowing down on!!

  2. Hello gorgeous! I love partying with you each week. Thank you for hosting. I hope you have a chance to stop by our party. We would really appreciate it.
    Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

  3. Thanks so much for hosting this party! I’m glad I found it!! I’ve followed all of the hosts on twitter and I’m looking forward to your updates. I’ve also really enjoyed looking through the different recipes here.

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