BBQ Beef Casserole

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 60 min
Servings: 8

Savoury barbecue sauce mixed with ground beef and topped with a buttery crescent roll crust is sure to impress your family and guests. With just a handful of ingredients, what’s not to love? Recipe by Fabiola Donnelly.


  • 2 lb (1 kg) lean ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (18 oz) barbecue sauce (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Original Crescents


  1. Place oven rack in lower third of oven; heat oven to 350° F.
  2. In 10-inch skillet, cook 2 lb lean ground beef and 1/4 teaspoon salt over medium heat 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1/2 medium onion, chopped; cook 3 to 5 minutes longer or until onion has softened and beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat. Add barbecue sauce; stir until well combined. Spoon beef mixture into ungreased 2-quart baking dish. Stir in 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese.
  4. Unroll 1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls. Place sheet of dough over beef mixture to cover, tucking in sides of dough. Place baking dish on sheet pan or cookie sheet.
  5. Bake on lower oven rack 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Serve with a dinner salad for a complete and satisfying meal.
  • Buy your favourite spicy barbecue sauce to spice dinner up a bit!