Sour Cream Beef 'N' Beans Recipe
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Sour Cream Beef 'N' Beans Recipe

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"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
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 (6 ounces) 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 (8 ounces) sour cream
  • Additional corn chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 523 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 745mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sour Cream Beef 'N' Beans in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p55

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RysGirl99 User ID: 5593043 87128
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4515962 50816
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"This is my daughter's favorite"

5xamom User ID: 787516 50814
Reviewed 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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