Southwestern Casserole

Southwestern Casserole

"'I've been making this mild family-pleasing casserole for years,' says Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas. 'It tastes wonderful, fits nicely into our budget and, best of all, makes a second one to freeze and enjoy later.'"
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45 m servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain macaroni; stir into beef mixture.
  2. Transfer to two greased 2-qt. baking dishes. Top with cheese and jalapenos. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until bubbly and heated through. Serve one casserole. Cool the second casserole; cover and freeze for up to 3 months.
  3. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator for 8 hours. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Footnotes

  • When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands. Avoid touching your face.

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I rated this a 4 star because we were not falling out of our chairs in love with it, but it was quite good, filling, easy, and will make it into the dinner arsenal. I felt the meal was bland eve...

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My main complaint about this dish was that it is way too mushy - everything just tastes overcooked. If I make it again, I will be reducing the cooking time on pretty much everything except the b...

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I rated this a 4 star because we were not falling out of our chairs in love with it, but it was quite good, filling, easy, and will make it into the dinner arsenal. I felt the meal was bland eve...

I made this last night with only 1lb of ground beef and left all the rest the same. I have leftovers and I froze some. I did up the spices- all of them and added some cayenne. This was pretty...

My main complaint about this dish was that it is way too mushy - everything just tastes overcooked. If I make it again, I will be reducing the cooking time on pretty much everything except the b...

We changed this dish quite a bit according to past reviews and our own tastes (we like things with a lot of flavor and some bite to it). We added a homemade taco seasoning to the gr. turkey, 2 ...

Yum, this one's a keeper. We adjusted the recipe a bit: I didn't have tomato paste so I substituted Ragu (cooked down on a stovetop for 15 minutes), and I added Rotel instead of just regular d...

full of flavor, and a little bit on the spicy side. i left out the extra jalepenos, and instead of separate chiles and tomatoes i used 2 cans of Rotel. so easy and so good!

This was a very good recipe; we omitted the tomato paste b/c we didn't have it. We also just made a 1/2 recipe and glad since we could have fed the neighborhood otherwise. My 11 year-old made ...

Can you say, DELICIOUS!? OMG! I am having this for a second time. Great job!

Very good. I added hominy and 1/2-lb of chorizo. Served with tortilla chips, it was a hit!

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