There are some things that I have been making for so long that I don’t even think about. I first posted about Cowgirl Casserole back on my LiveJournal in 2005. I had been making it before then but I never talked about my food. It is generally in rotation but it had fallen out of favour for at least over a year. A few weeks back the husband brought it up. I had completely forgotten about it, so cheers to refinding a old recipe and making it new.

Not even sure what the original source was, but it is very modified now to our tastes or what I have on hand. I only put the cheese on his half, I’ve gotten so used to eating it without. I generally serve it with toast or garlic bread. Yum!

Cowgirl Casserole Recipe

Cowgirl Casserole Recipe


  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 diced bell pepper (used frozen peppers, mixed colours)
  • 1 cup corn kernels (use frozen)
  • 1 16 oz. can vegetarian baked beans (used the Heinz Beans in Tomato Sauce)
  • 2 Tablespoons of BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • Fake Bacon bits (I don't measure, I just pour them in, oopsie)
  • Dash of liquid smoke
  • 2 oz. shredded cheese for his side


  1. Heat oven 375.
  2. Saute onions, garlic, peppers, green beans in olive oil in sprayed skillet until veggies are soft.
  3. Stir in corn and baked beans, ketchup. Heat thru.
  4. Pour in to 8" square sprayed baking dish. Top with optional cheese.
  5. Cover and bake for 30 mins.