A hearty meal that comes together in less than half an hour. {vegan}

Lazy Cowboy Casserole

I know this doesn’t look like a casserole, and that’s because it isn’t (not anymore)… Originally it was, years ago, back when I veganized a recipe I saw printed in a paper called Cowboy Casserole. It was lovingly topped with a layer of thinly sliced potatoes and then baked to a golden crips. How times change.

A hearty, budget-friendly meal that comes together in less than half an hour. {vegan}

Well they say that necessity is the mother of all invention, and I needed a quick, cheap meal option. So as time went by, the sliced potatoes made way for mashed. Then the fresh veggies made way for a frozen mix. Until one day, I didn’t even bother baking it, everything just got dumped into our bowls… Classy, eh? 😉… Anyway, that’s the day it officially became the Lazy Cowboy Casserole… Or as Dave likes to call it, the Lazy Chef Casserole 😂

It’s a great meal for busy days/nights. In the time it takes you to make the mashed potatoes, dinner can be on the table. Plus it’s tasty, satisfying, and super budget friendly! I love eating on the cheap 😃

A hearty, budget-friendly meal that comes together in less than half an hour. {vegan}

What’s your go-to meal when you’re in a rush?

 

Lazy Cowboy Casserole

Recipe Type: main
Makes: 4 servings

A hearty, budget-friendly meal that comes together in less than half an hour. {vegan}

A hearty, budget-friendly meal that comes together in less than half an hour. Perfect for a busy weeknight.

Ingredients:

mashed potatoes:

  • 2 lbs Russet Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup Non-Dairy Milk (I used almond)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (or to taste)

beans:

  • 1 (14oz/398mL) can Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce*
  • 3 tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 cup Frozen Mixed Vegetables (peas, carrots, green beans, corn)**

 

Instructions:

to make the mashed potatoes:
Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover them with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender (approximately 12 minutes). Drain potatoes and return them to the pot. Coarsely mash, then add the oil, 1/4 cup of milk, and salt. Mash well. Mix in additional milk if needed.

to make the beans:
When the potatoes are cooking, in a separate pot, stir together the baked beans, BBQ sauce, and nutritional yeast, then stir in the frozen vegetables. Over medium heat, stirring occasionally, bring to a simmer and cook until hot and vegetables are tender.

 

Notes:
* Watch out for lard or pork when choosing your baked beans. I used Heinz.
**I add the vegetables frozen.

 

http://www.themisfitbaker.com

 

A hearty, budget-friendly meal that comes together in less than half an hour. {vegan}

 

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8 thoughts on “Lazy Cowboy Casserole

  1. katharina heitzmann

    it looks delicious, thank you, however i was taught to boil the potatoes with the peel on to help retain nutrients. potatoes are very easy to peel after boiling, in my opinion, even easier than peeling when raw.

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