Beef and bean casserole

    1 hour 5 min

    This casserols is super-easy to prepare. Kidney beans, minced beef and pineapple chunks are baked with tomato ketchup, sugar and seasoning. It's perfect for the cold winter months.

    25 people made this

    Serves: 4 - 6

    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 450g minced beef
    • 1 1/3 (400g) tins kidney beans with liquid
    • 1 1/4 (432g) tins pineapple chunks with juice
    • 250ml tomato ketchup
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 2 teaspoons ground mustard powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat; cook the onion in the hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Crumble the minced beef into the frying pan and cook and stir until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain.
    3. Stir the kidney beans with liquid, pineapple with juice, tomato ketchup, dark brown soft sugar, cornflour, mustard powder and salt together in a large bowl. Add the minced beef and onions to the mixture and stir to coat. Pour into a large casserole dish.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until completely heated through, about 45 minutes.

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    I have used this recipe for the last 36 years, was given to me at my bridal shower. I omit the juice off the pineapple as it tends to be too sweet. As we are diabetic, I use 1/4 cup brown sugar substitute. Sometimes I add sliced hot dog to it also. I usually get asked to bring this to pot-luck dinners, make it for camping etc. My husband loves it cold.  -  29 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was fantastic. We also used crushed pineapple. It was a bit thin. I think it could have used less syrup from the canned pineapple, but it was still great. Even my VERY picky 5 year old liked it. It's also great the next day.  -  27 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great, my family loved it. Easy to make and wonderful to eat. I made a double recipe and used crushed pineapple for one of the cans. We think that the flavor is better with the crushed but also like to see the chunks. Use both.  -  24 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)