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Firecracker Casserole Recipe
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Firecracker Casserole Recipe

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I loved this Southwestern-style casserole when my mother made it years ago. Now my husband enjoys it when I prepare it. The flavor reminds us of enchiladas, but this handy recipe doesn't require the extra time to roll them up.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 363 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 941 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 28 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, chili powder, cumin and salt.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Firecracker Casserole in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 363 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 941 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"My friends and I really liked this, we left the beans out and added more cheese"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"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."

Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"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."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Yum! So good! I used one pound of hamburger and halved the spices and tortillas but left everything else the same. The amount of sauce was good. Great flavor. Hubby really enjoyed this too."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"I made this using some leftover taco meat from Superbowl and added an extra pound of ground beef and used taco seasoning instead of the spices. I omitted the flour tortillas and used cooked minute rice (6 cups) on the bottom of the pan topped with the meat and soup mix. I topped mine with leftover Que Bueno cheese sauce and it was so good! A quick and easy dish that can be made the night before and popped in the oven when needed."

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