Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
- 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 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 13x9-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.
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Nutrition Facts1 piece: 363 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 941mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.
Jul 11, 2019
This was good. I used corn tortillas instead of flour. Whole family loves this. Thank you!
Jul 10, 2019
I've been making "Firecracker Casserole" for years. I tear up the tortillas and mix them in. I also mix cheese in as well as sprinkling on top. I use Rotel instead of the tomatoes with green chilis. My family asks for it often.
Jul 10, 2019
1. Reviews are only good for those that make them. 2. Because of its simplicity, this is an excellent starter recipe from which you can add/change to suit your personal tastes. Let your imagination loose. 3. Not rolling the tortillas is a real plus.
Jun 27, 2019
I made as directed and I agree with alot of reviews. The name is a little misleading, not much fire to this cracker. Sure, that's easier enough to remedy if you like spice-can use a can of rotel instead of canned tomatoes w/ green chilies. I also thought the meat needed something to hold it together....why not use the tomato/soup mixture used for the top as the inside mixed with the beef/beans? It was tasty, but not incredible. Probably would not make again.
Jun 23, 2019
First, for the people who said that enchiladas aren't made with flour tortillas, this isn't an enchilada recipe. It is a casserole that uses flour tortillas. If you would rather use corn tortillas, then do that. Don't rate a recipe badly just because your opinion of right and wrong has been challenged. I have been making this recipe since it came out in the magazine in June 1999. I love it as is. Sometimes I use pinto beans instead of black beans. I probably use twice as much cheese because...well, it's cheese! I love the flavor of the rotel/soup mixture. I agree with others that the loose meat is a little challenging, but we deal with it.
Jun 21, 2019
This is a good week night recipe. Quick and easy. I must admit I dumped a pkg of taco seasoning into the ground beef instead of the seasonings listed above. Otherwise I followed it as written. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 10, 2019
I used Joseph P's idea for enchilada sauce on bottom and layers. Also, used corn tortillas instead of flour. Added chopped red bell pepper to ground beef/onion mix. Served with chopped tomatoes, lettuce and cilantro. Very good.
Feb 2, 2019
Best recipe ever for what I would call Mexican casserole, easy and have made it twice.
Jul 12, 2018
I used corn tortillas on bottom and top. Also used enchilada sauce on bottom tortilla layer,then poured the meat mixture in and spread evenly. I then poured enchilada sauce over meat, layered this with corn tortillas, added last of enchilada sauce and finished with application of cheese.
Jun 22, 2018
A lot of people use flour tortillas even though I prefer corn but I followed this just for something different. I am sorry, this was sad and disappointing for me and my family. Not enough tortillas and it was soggy at that. The flavor was nothing like the title but I knew that reading the ingredients to I added my own touch but it just was not okay for us.