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Sour Cream Beef ‘N’ Beans

"I adjusted this favorite casserole for microwave use in the interest of speed and to save heating up the oven—we live in the Southwest," explains Joyce Marten of Cottonwood, Arizona. "I've taken it to friends who have been in the midst of remodeling and always get a request for the recipe."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed corn chips
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Additional corn chips


  • Crumble beef into an ungreased 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; cover with waxed paper. Cook on high for 3-4 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring twice; drain. Stir in the beans, enchilada sauce, 1 cup of cheese, chilies, crushed corn chips and onion. Cover and microwave on high for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until heated through, stirring once.
  • Top with the sour cream and remaining cheese. Heat, uncovered, at 70% power for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with corn chips.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 523 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 745mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • ms11145
    Sep 14, 2020

    Instead of dried minced onion, I used chopped onion. I also threw in chopped green pepper. Also added a can of mexicorn. Family loved this.

  • MOisME
    May 15, 2011

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  • RysGirl99
    Feb 21, 2011

    So good!! This is going to be a new family favorite for sure, we just can't stop eating it!Made a fun weekend meal, with a fresh green salad on the side - a healthy meal the kids give two thumbs up!

  • grace1985
    Feb 1, 2011

    This is my daughter's favorite

  • 5xamom
    Jun 9, 2009

    We added taco seasoning and used pepperjack cheese instead of cheddar and it was a huge hit for my five kids.

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    Apr 19, 2007

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    Mar 7, 2007

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    Apr 19, 2006

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