Delicious Mexican Casserole

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Laura and Shawn

Two of my hubby's friends were visiting and I was unprepared for dinner. I didn't have much in the fridge and had no time to run to the store. So I decided to whip up a tasty casserole, considering you can put almost anything into one. It was a big hit. Everybody LOVED it & there wasn't a bite to spare! It was manly enough for them, yet enjoyable for kids too.

Top Review by Mustang Sally 54269

Very unique recipe. Changed a couple things, decreased the pasta & increased the beef & cheese abit. The recipe didn't say what/when to incorporate the pasta so I just added it to the bottom of the baking dish & pour meat mixture overtop. For the habenaro powder I added cayenne pepper but cut it back, I could have done more. Tasty recipe, thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Dice onions.
  3. Finely chop garlic.
  4. Prepare pasta & cook for 2.5 minutes less than directions call for.
  5. Drain black beans & wash in a colander.
  6. Dice avocados.
  7. Heat burner on medium.
  8. Saute onions, until soft & slightly yellow.
  9. Add ground beef, 2-3 chipotle peppers and garlic.
  10. Sprinkle cumin, coriander and salt & pepper.
  11. Continue stirring until browned.
  12. Add green chilis and black beans, then stir.
  13. Drain juice from tomatoes & add to pan,.
  14. Mix everything thoroughly together.
  15. Spoon pan into 9x11 baking dish.
  16. Layer with olives.
  17. Sprinkle both cheeses evenly.
  18. Cover baking dish with tin foil.
  19. Cook for 30 minute.
  20. Remove tin foil & allow to cool.
  21. Serve with avocados & sour cream.

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