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Easy Crock Pot Cowboy Casserole

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  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker


You will want to give this Crockpot Cowboy Casserole a try for dinner this week. A simple Crockpot slow cooker dinner recipe that is warm, filling, and your family will love. After you brown the ground beef all the ingredients go in the slow cooker and dinner is ready for you when you are.


Units Scale
  • 1 & 1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, large chop
  • 4 to 5 yellow, red, or green peppers, large chop
  • 1 large sweet potato cut into medium slices or diced ( can use 3 to 4 red or white potatoes)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of frozen corn
  • 114.5 ounce can of kidney beans, drained
  • 110 ounce can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, do not drain
  • 1 quart of canned stewed tomatoes (or 1 -14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes and 1/2 cup of water)
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 small can of diced green chilies, do not drain
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 cloves of garlic diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded taco blend shredded cheese.


  1. In a cast-iron skillet or large nonstick skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Sautee the chopped onion, chopped peppers, and garlic. Add salt and pepper and add more oil if needed. 
  3. When the onions and peppers are softened, remove them to a clean plate. 
  4. Next, brown the ground beef. When mostly cooked add the onions and peppers, turn off the heat, and mix. 
  5. Spray the inner pot of your Crockpot with spray oil for easy cleaning. 
  6. Add the sweet potato to the bottom of the Crockpot. 
  7. Next, add the frozen corn. 
  8. Top with the ground beef mixture. 
  9. Add the kidney beans on top. 
  10. In a small bowl mix together all tomatoes, chili powder Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and hot sauce. Mix and add the tomato paste and mix well. 
  11. Pour the tomato mixture over the top of the ingredients in the Crockpot. 
  12. Set the timer to 4 hours for high or 6 hours for low temperature. 
  13. When the casserole is done add the cheese on top and let sit for 5 minutes to melt some. 

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