Natasha's Mexican Casserole

"I created this casserole at least 20 years ago to for a quick, easy meal for my family."
 
Natasha's Mexican Casserole created by Cookin-jo
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  • Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil for about 10 or 15 minutes over medium heat until wilted.
  • Remove from pan.
  • Sauté ground beef until browned.
  • Return onions and garlic to pan and add canned tomatoes, tomato sauce and taco/other seasonings, mixing well; lower heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes or until heated through.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta for about 6 minutes so still slightly firm (do not overcook).
  • Drain pasta and put into large bowl, keeping warm.
  • Pour ground beef mixture over pasta in bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and mix will.
  • Pour everything into a 9”X13” glass baking pan.
  • Top mixture with remaining 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 350º for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly on sides.
  • When serving, add a scoop of sour cream on side of plate if desired.
  • Serve with a crisp salad, ranch-flavored Doritos, and sangria.
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  1. KMSAGB
    What a yummy recipe. We will definitley be having this one again because it tastes so good. A couple of things we changed / added: we used chopped tomatoes instead of stewed, ketchup instead of sauce, we didn't use any garlic powder or dill and we sprinkled the top of the casserole with one half cheddar cheese, one half mexican cheese and both sides tasted just as good :).
     
  2. KMSAGB
    What a yummy recipe. We will definitley be having this one again because it tastes so good. A couple of things we changed / added: we used chopped tomatoes instead of stewed, ketchup instead of sauce, we didn't use any garlic powder or dill and we sprinkled the top of the casserole with one half cheddar cheese, one half mexican cheese and both sides tasted just as good :).
     
  3. bmcnichol
    This was good and easy to make. I only used half the ground beef, garlic and onion. I used petite diced tomatoes instead of stewed. I also cooked the beef, onion and garlic together so I didn't use the oil. I put two cups of cheese inside the casserole and one on top.
     
  4. Cookin-jo
    Natasha's Mexican Casserole Created by Cookin-jo
  5. Cookin-jo
    Love it! My son will not eat pasta casseroles but not only did he scarf it down the first day, he ate leftovers the second day. That's a first and worth more than 5 stars to me! I substituted rotini for the elbow macaroni and crushed tomatoes for stewed. I used a white cheddar with hot peppers in it...fantastic! Thank you for a wonderful recipe to repeat!
     
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