Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
Makes2 casseroles (6 servings each)
I absolutely LOVE this casserole. It is easy to make and my husband and children (ESPECIALLY my son) go crazy when I make it! Sometimes I add a thing here or there but it’s wonderful as is also!
The only change I made in this recipe was to substitute pinto beans for the kidney beans. I wish I had read the reviews before making. For all the spicy ingredients, it turned out to be really bland. My family did not like it. I agree that Rotel tomatoes should be substituted for the regular tomatoes to kick it up.
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I really enjoyed this. It satisfied my lasagna crazing but with more protein from the beans and less cheese. It makes a very large batch which can be enjoyed for leftovers for weeks. I froze half and ate half over the few days after I made it It can easily be doctored for those who like it spicier etc.
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Flavorless. Bland. Made the casserole as written except halved the recipe. Even hot sauce could not infuse flavor into this dish. Surprising such a tasteless southwest casserole comes out of Texas.
I would add whole kernel corn to the recipe.
I recently made three weeks worth of freezer meals for my rotator cuff surgery so that my husband could have some help with the cooking since I would not be able to cook for eight weeks. I recommend that you put this into a ziplock container and the cheese into another baggie. (You can use the reusable ones) for space. Freeze flat like a book once cooled. We added Rotel tomatoes as it’s more chili with Noodles and cheese on top. And we found it needed more flavor. If you have little kids the flavor is perfect. Our family runs on more spices. We added cream cheese to make creamier.
This is a good, easy recipe and another way to use ground beef. But I served it with a salad and side of crusty bread and my husband ate what was supposed to be four servings. What are other people serving with it? I would have liked to get at least an additional lunch out that first serving.
This was very good, not fantastic but good. I used Ro-tel rather than diced tomatoes and green chilies. I also added beef broth to the pot and cooked the dry macaroni with everything else--a quick one-pot meal!