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Southern-Style Ground Beef Casserole (freezer meal)

Not only is this southern-style ground beef casserole an all-in-one dish, but it’s also a freezer meal so this is about as easy as dinner gets! It includes ground beef and vegetables and if you want, you can top it with cheese.large pot filled with food topped with melted cheese and white ladle. Text reads "Southern Style Ground Beef Casserole" #freezermeals101 #southernstyle #beefcasserole #freezercasserole #makeahead I love a good all-in-one casserole. As a busy mom, it’s so nice for supper to be as easy as possible. One dish means fewer dishes! And I’m all about making clean-up as fast as possible.

Southern-Style Ground Beef Casserole Recipe:

  • 1 lb. browned ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 15 oz. can kernel corn, drained
  • 14 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce*
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • optional: shredded cheese (cheddar or tex mex)

*Use gluten-free Worcestershire sauce if you want to make this gluten-free.

collage of southern-style beef casserole in a freezer bag, with a scoop in a skillet and on a plate with cheese on topAssembly Instructions:

  1. Brown ground beef. Cool slightly and then add to a large resealable freezer bag.
  2. Add the chopped onion, diced green pepper, corn, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings.
  3. Remove excess air, seal, and freeze.
  4. If you want to serve with cheese, place shredded cheese in a medium freezer bag, seal, and staple above the seal to the larger bag.

southern-style beef casserole in a bowl, topped with cheeseStovetop Cooking Instructions:

  1. Thaw.
  2. Heat in a pan until the desired temperature is reached. 
  3. If you want, you can top with shredded cheese before serving.

Crock Pot Cooking Instructions:

  1. Thaw.
  2. Cook on low in Crock-Pot® for 3-5 hours.
  3. If desired, top with cheese before serving.

plate with southern-style beef casserole, topped with cheese and a serving bowl full besidesIf you want, you can set out salsa, hot sauce, Thai Sweet Chili sauce, or ketchup. Some of us like to eat this plain while others (ahem…my kids!) like to slather it in the sauce of their choosing.

Southern Style Ground Beef Casserole
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 214 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef browned
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup green pepper chopped
  • 15 oz. can kernel corn drained
  • 14 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • optional: shredded cheese cheddar or tex mex
Instructions
Assembly Instructions:
  1. Brown ground beef. Cool slightly and then add to a large resealable freezer bag.

  2. Add the chopped onion, diced green pepper, corn, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings.

  3. Remove excess air, seal, and freeze.
  4. If you want to serve with cheese, place shredded cheese in a medium freezer bag, seal, and staple above the seal to the larger bag.

Stovetop Cooking Instructions:
  1. Thaw.
  2. Heat in a pan until the desired temperature is reached.

  3. If you want, you can top with shredded cheese before serving.

Crock Pot Cooking Instructions:
  1. Thaw.
  2. Cook on low in Crock-Pot for 3-5 hours.

  3. If desired, top with cheese before serving.

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