Ground Beef Mexican Style Recipe -
Ground Beef Mexican Style Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Ground Beef Mexican Style

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"Spicy ground beef casserole - it is sort of an enchilada in a bowl without the tortillas! To vary the amount of spiciness, add mild, medium, or hot salsa."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook and stir ground beef until browned. Drain off excess fat.
  2. Stir in salsa and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain.
  4. Stir in green pepper and onions, and continue simmering until veggies are crisp/tender. Stir in noodles and sour cream. Sprinkle grated cheese on top, and cover pan until the cheese melts. Sprinkle chopped tomatoes on the top, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 12, 2003

This is a good recipe. I didn't have noodles or green onions so I used elbow macaroni and a medium chopped onion instead. I sauteed the pepper and onion in 1T of vegetable oil for a few minutes. Then I added the ground beef and a packet of Taco seasoning mix. I used an entire jar of salsa, a heaping half cup of reduced fat sour cream and I didn't measure the shredded cheese. I just added as much as I liked on the top of the dish. I used a mexican blend of shredded cheese. This made more than four servings as I believe the macaroni made more than the noodles would have. Plus I used a large pepper. This was very tasty. Everyone liked it. I will definitely make this again and again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

Was a little bland for me. I like the idea of adding a package of taco seasoning mix.

Nov 12, 2008

This was extremely good! I did make a lot of changes to suit my taste. I added 1 very large clove of garlic (minced), to the ground beef, when I browned it. I used 90% lean meat. I also added 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 Tbls. chili powder and 1/2 tsp. ground cumin. I also added 1 small can of mild chopped green chilies. I didn't drain the meat after browning and I omitted the water. I served it over egg noodles with sour cream and shredded muenster cheese. If you love beef stroganoff and if you love'll love this dish, because it tastes like chili stroganoff!

Jul 13, 2007

This recipe was not as great as I thought it was going to be.1st of all,it was alot more work than it looked.Chopping the onion,gr.pepper,boiling the noodles,browning the meat,wow...that's alot of time for a weekday supper,which is when I made this. The noodles/mexican combo didn't really work for me either. Nobody in my family was raving over it. I have leftovers in my fridge as I write this.Sorry,just too much work for a so/so meal.

Nov 24, 2002

My husband and I thought this a bit bland. I doubled the sour cream and added 1/2 cup more salsa with cilantro, as well as chili powder. I also tossed in a can of drained niblet corn and mixed in the cheese. I added the green peppers and onions right after cooking the meat as they needed longer to cook as well as for the flavors to be absorbed. Definately a quick and easy recipe. Will make again on a busy day!

Sep 10, 2007

This was awesome!! When I served it to my husband, he took a couple of bites and said, "This would be better with crunched up Doritos on top!" We tried and both agreed. Thanks for the will stay in our recipe rotation!

Jun 29, 2010

Yummy! Changed it up slightly. First sautéed fresh yellow onion and garlic. Added the beef and cooked it with paprika and red pepper flakes. Next threw in the bell pepper and green onion. Added the salsa and instead of water used beef broth. As I only had macaroni on hand that is what I used. Very tasty and quick. Thank you!

Mar 01, 2008

This is a great recipe! It taste even better the next day! My husband and I don't eat white pasta so I added some penne whole grain Healthy Harvest noodles. We both like spicy foods so we used a very spicy salsa. I have also made it at our family night dinner and everyone loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 732 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.1 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 171 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 43.7 g
  • 67%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 33.8 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 592 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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