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Firecracker Casserole


  • 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


  • 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 13x9-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.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 363 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 941mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Ava
    Feb 2, 2019
    Best recipe ever for what I would call Mexican casserole, easy and have made it twice.
  • Joseph P.
    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.
  • Maryann
    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.

  • asnunez
    Jun 17, 2018

    Enchiladas ARE NOT made with flour tortillas! You use corn. Burritos are made with flour tortillas. The top on this was a gooey slick mess and the bottom dry and boring. It would take a lot to even try to make this likable. We will NOT be making this again.

  • Cecelia114
    Jun 17, 2018

    Flour tortillas are not used in enchiladas. Cream of mushroom soup for a sauce Yuk!

  • Whitewolf1
    Apr 24, 2018

    Not one of my favorites.

  • robbiejackson
    Jan 20, 2018

    Yum! So good! I used one pound of hamburger and halved the spices and tortillas but left everything else the same. Used a 9" square pan. The amount of sauce was good. Great flavor! Hubby really enjoyed this too.

  • JGa2595176
    Nov 12, 2017

    Made for our family of 4- one son loved it and another was thrown off by the loose meat when using his fork. Next time would use the sour cream trick to congeal the meat mixture. Great flavor though and enjoyed.

  • Appy_Girl
    Dec 31, 1969

    Craving Mexican or Tacos. This tasty recipe covers it all. Very kid friendly and super easy to make. Family style or pared down to feed just 2. We each had our own little bowl of this full flavored recipe. I did make a few adjustments. I did not use the soup as I don't buy canned creamed soups. I did add a small can of mushrooms to the meat mixture along with some chopped green pepper. After placing the mixture into the prepared small casserole dishes I made a roux with the pan drippings, added some milk and cooked till thick. And instead of using fresh tortillas I fried mine and chopped them up. To the completed and plated recipe I topped it off with some chopped Romaine lettuce and added some additional cheese and a dollop of sour cream. I did season several times during the cooking process. Next time I will serve it family style as this one is too good not to share.

    Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor.

  • Debglass11
    Oct 5, 2017

    This is really good!! I used corn tortillas instead of flour and I did add a bit more cheese......sprinkled on top of the beef mixture and then again on top. And after reading some of the reviews, I blended some cream cheese into the beef mixture to help bind it together. Served it with shredded lettuce and sour cream on top. It was delicious. Will definitely make again!

    Volunteer Field Editor

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