Throw Together Mexican Casserole Recipe -
Throw Together Mexican Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Throw Together Mexican Casserole

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"Ground beef, olives, egg noodles, corn, taco sauce and seasoning give this throw together casserole it's South-of-the-border flavor."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until evenly brown; drain.
  3. In a 9x13 inch baking dish combine the beef, corn, salsa, olives, cooked noodles, beans, taco sauce, seasoning mix and tomato sauce.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1/2 hour, or until cooked through.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2005

This is good. I sauteed some onions, used black beans instead of kidney, added a 4 oz can of chopped chiles, a can of rotel tomatoes with chiles instead of the taco sauce and tomato sauce and 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes. Also topped with some crushed tortilla chips and shredded mexican blend cheese. This will feed a bunch!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2007

No offense, because I'm sure this will fly as "Mexican" fare in the northern states, but the best thing this Texan can say about it is that it was edible. I was reeled in by the "throw together" concept but should have run away when I read egg noodles was an ingredient. This dish was very bland and unexciting. Thanks anyway.

May 26, 2008

Quick, easy, economical. I used Minute Rice (YES Minute Rice!)instead of the noodles since I was really pressed for time and I couldn't warm to the idea of mexican spices and egg noodles. Added green onions and topped with monteray jack and cheddar. My son and husband loved it, I liked it and it made four meals for us. Served it with a lettuce and tomato salad which was perfect balance with this casserole. I'm giving this recipe 5 stars even though I made changes. It's a great idea and I love recipes that you can tweak and make your own. Thanks Sara!

Nov 28, 2004

This recipe went over well at my house. I made a couple of good changes. I substitutes rotelle noodles for the egg noodles. This looked and tasted better than the egg. I also used ground turkey, which turned out well. If I were to make this recipe again I would substitute black beans for the kidney beans and add more corn or red/green peppers for more of a crunch.

Oct 01, 2003

I made this last night and it was a hit. I was concerned about how to do the ground beef, though. The recipe didn't say to brown it first so I just mixed it up raw like the recipe indicated. It cooked up just fine! Delicious! Thanks Sara!

Aug 07, 2006

This was a quick easy recipe that took little effort. I made some alterations based upon other reviewer's suggestions. I browned the meat with onions, added jalapenos, replaced the kidney beans with black beans and the mild sauces for hot sauces. I also added shredded cheese to the top.

Oct 01, 2003

it's so fast, easy and economical! and it tastes great too! My kids and husband fell in love with it right from the start! They think I'm the best cook in the world! *smile*

Oct 01, 2003

I sort of ad-libbed on this, browning the meat in a large non-stick frying pan first and adding all the ingredients there before transfering to a baking dish and adding the noodles. This was great because I could check the flavoring as I went along. I found it a bit bland in flavor, so I added tabasco sauce to taste, before baking. Now keep in mind I live in Southern California, so my idea of bland may be just fine for most people! I served with a spoon of sour cream on each serving and found it to be very enjoyable!


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  • Calories
  • 663 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 84.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 21.8 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 12 g
  • 48%
  • Protein
  • 34.4 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 1960 mg
  • 78%

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

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