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    Beef Fiesta Casserole

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    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 5 mins

    25 mins

    40 mins

    Leslie in Texas's Note:

    I've been making this casserole since my boys were young--it's one of their favorites. It's a great budget dish and perfect for when you need your TexMex "fix"! It also freezes well--I usually make it in two smaller casseroles; one for dinner tonight and one to freeze for later!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375°.
    2. 2
      Grease a 3-quart casserole.
    3. 3
      In a large skillet, cook ground beef over med-high heat until browned; drain.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat to medium; add onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add tomatoes, tomato paste, chilies, beans, salt, chili powder, cumin and pepper.
    6. 6
      Stir to combine and simmer for about 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Pour into prepared casserole.
    8. 8
      Add macaroni and mix well to combine all.
    9. 9
      Sprinkle with cheese, add jalapeño slices if desired; cover and bake for 30 minutes.
    10. 10
      Uncover and continue baking for 10 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 22, 2003

      55

      Very good hot dish for a cold winter night. I shredded a couple of small carrots and added them with the onion and garlic (got to sneak some veggies in now and then). I used red beans (personal preference). My pasta was spiral twist macaroni. I like it for casseroles because it captures the sauce and holds it in the grooves. I only cook my pasta half done before adding it to casseroles because I find it gets too mushy after additional baking otherwise. I topped it off with shredded cheddar cheese (didn't have Monterey Jack on hand). This is a great 'throw together' recipe which uses ingredients most people would already have in the pantry and it lends itself well to minor substitutions. Thanks Leslie!

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    • on March 30, 2010

      55

      Made this last night for my girlfriend and I and it is still as good as I remember as a kid. Crystal loved it as well! Thanks Mom!

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    • on February 15, 2010

      55

      Great variation on the Texas goulash theme! I used three 3 14 1/2 cans for the 35 ounce can of diced tomatoes, ready minced refrigerator garlic and a 4 cheese Mexican cheese blend. I also probably used 4-5 cups of cheese on top. It was awesome! This makes two 9 x 13 pans or one 6 quart pan. I used one deep rectangle baker that is probably 5-6 quarts and it filled it nicely to the top. Leslie, thanks for a great recipe! This is a perfect large crowd dish!

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    Nutritional Facts for Beef Fiesta Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (165 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 286.7
     
    Calories from Fat 120
    42%
    Total Fat 13.4 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 6.1 g
    30%
    Cholesterol 51.1 mg
    17%
    Sodium 635.4 mg
    26%
    Total Carbohydrate 23.2 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 5.2 g
    21%
    Protein 18.6 g
    37%

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