- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 to 3 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 flour tortillas (6 inches)
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, chili powder, cumin and salt.
- Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Arrange tortillas over the top. Combine soup and tomatoes; pour over tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Firecracker Casserole
"Decided to try this since I needed a quick dinner and had all the ingredients on hand...was not disappointed at all! I only used 1 lb ground beef and a 9x9 dish, which meant only 2 tortillas were necessary to cover the bottom layer. (I even used crunchy old tortillas way past their prime and they turned out great!)"
"The taste was good, but the meat and beans had nothing to hold it together. It looked like crumbs, it was hard to pick up with fork."
"Amazingly good !! I did up the cheese to 2 cups of Mexican mix shredded and maybe next time will add black olives and green onions on top for garnish and flavor. The tortillas inside seemed to be an "after thought"---kinda gooey. (But it might have been the extra cheese I covered them with--ha). We will definitely be adding this to our "Mexican Night " !! My daughter used it as a filling in extra tortillas."
"This was delicious! I will diffenatly make this again !!"
"Use nacho cheese soup instead and you get a lot more flavor to this great casserole. I also sprinkle two cups crushed tortilla chips mixed with cheese on the top, rather than laying plain tortillas atop. It gives it a bit of a crunch. Otherwise, it's gummy!"
"Thank you for reminding me of this recipe! The one downfall of TOH over the years is that I'd make a recipe we loved but never made it again because another issue of TOH arrived & we loved many more recipes! I didn't change a thing about this recipe, & our family of eight enjoyed it. Will make it again very soon!"
"I used meat substitute (Morningstar Farms) and this was great."
"My friends and I really liked this, we left the beans out and added more cheese"
"It sounds a lot like what I make using a pack of dry enchilada mix prepared by package instructions. We prefer corn tortillas. This version loses me with the canned soup. I layer mine like lasagna."
"This was great! Only change I made was I used 1 lb. ground beef. Spicy with just enough heat to give it a kick. This is a keeper."