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June 9, 2022
BBQ Beans & Meatball Casserole

Combine a BBQ baked beans recipe and a meatball casserole in one delicious package with this family-friendly dinner idea.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots (2 medium)
  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced celery (1 stalk)
  • 1 cup frozen French-cut green beans
  • 1 14.5 ounces can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ½ cup low-calorie barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 15-16 ounce cans of cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 12-14 ounce package frozen cooked turkey meatballs, thawed
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion tops


Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, and celery; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add green beans. Cook for 2 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes, barbecue sauce, balsamic vinegar, and oregano. Stir in beans and meatballs. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart casserole.

Bake, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or until heated through. Sprinkle with green onion tops just before serving.

Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!
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