Category Archives: Beans

Turkey Burger and 3 Bean Casserole

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I hope you guys had an awesome 4th of July!

I didn’t post a recipe because the cookies I made turned out so ugly.  They were the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made, though, so I’m going to remake them without food coloring and post the recipe soon.  I was just trying to be patriotic.


We’ll just chalk that one up to a failed attempt.  The more I made, the more the colors ran together, the uglier they got.

What did you guys do for the 4th? I just hung out at the pool all day, ate some yummmmy steak for dinner, played volleyball, ate a lot, etc.  Not too much… pretty relaxing.

Anyway, so I made this casserole and while I was gathering the ingredients I realized I had Cowboy Baked Beans before (back in the day when I didn’t know how to take good pictures… don’t judge), which are basically the same thing.  But this has meat, so you can’t go wrong there.  This is my very favorite quick and easy dinner recipe.  If you like baked beans, this won’t disappoint you.

What’s your go-to dinner recipe?


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Turkey Burger and 3 Bean Casserole
Adapted from:

  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 4 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, dry,flaked
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans lima beans, with liquid
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, with liquid
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans pork and beans, with liquid


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown turkey and onions, and drain off excess fat (if there is any).
  3. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and garlic flakes; add to meat mixture and mix well.
  4. Place in a buttered 6 quart baking container, and bake 1 hour.

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Healthy Chicken Taco Salad

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Just Tell Me What to Eat!  I received the PDF file and was excited about that, but then I received the hard cover copy in the mail and cannot express how excited I was!

Needless to say, I started reading it and was surprised to find 8 whole weeks full of healthy meals.

The book isn’t one of those “lose weight fast” books, it’s one that tells you how to eat healthily.  The right way to lose weight.  I’m not looking to lose weight, but this book has taught me how to eat healthy.

The book just came out and it already has 5 stars on Amazon.

I’ve already tried 2 or 3 of the recipes and they’ve all been amazing!!!

You should buy this book even if you’re just looking for some good and healthy dinner recipes.

I’ll be posting them sporadically, but I’m not going to post the recipe.

This taco salad is so delicious.  It doesn’t taste healthy, and it’s chock-full of things that are good for you.  And it’s made with chicken instead of beef.  Buy the book.  Try it.  You won’t regret it. 🙂

Chicken Taco Salad