Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
Makes2 casseroles (6 servings each)
I really enjoyed this. It satisfied my lasagna crazing but with more protein from the beans and less cheese. It makes a very large batch which can be enjoyed for leftovers for weeks. I froze half and ate half over the few days after I made it It can easily be doctored for those who like it spicier etc.
Flavorless. Bland. Made the casserole as written except halved the recipe. Even hot sauce could not infuse flavor into this dish. Surprising such a tasteless southwest casserole comes out of Texas.
I would add whole kernel corn to the recipe.
I recently made three weeks worth of freezer meals for my rotator cuff surgery so that my husband could have some help with the cooking since I would not be able to cook for eight weeks. I recommend that you put this into a ziplock container and the cheese into another baggie. (You can use the reusable ones) for space. Freeze flat like a book once cooled. We added Rotel tomatoes as it’s more chili with Noodles and cheese on top. And we found it needed more flavor. If you have little kids the flavor is perfect. Our family runs on more spices. We added cream cheese to make creamier.
This is a good, easy recipe and another way to use ground beef. But I served it with a salad and side of crusty bread and my husband ate what was supposed to be four servings. What are other people serving with it? I would have liked to get at least an additional lunch out that first serving.
This was very good, not fantastic but good. I used Ro-tel rather than diced tomatoes and green chilies. I also added beef broth to the pot and cooked the dry macaroni with everything else--a quick one-pot meal!
My family keeps requesting this one so I thought I’d better let the creator of this recipe know that it was also a hit in my home! Thank you! I love a great casserole recipe!
Very good go-to recipe especially for Winter nights. I make a large batch to share with my Mom who also loves it. I made a couple of minor adjustments to accommodate our diets/tastes. I omit the meat or use plant-based meat, gluten free pasta and swap out white cheese for cheddar. EXCELLENT recipe that is vegetarian versatile!
My husband and I really enjoy this recipe. I change it a bit by skipping on the cumin and the garlic, I use salsa instead of the diced tomatoes and add crushed corn chips to the top of the casserole about five minutes before it's done. Sometimes we add Franks red hot after it's done if one of use wants to kick it up a notch.
Shoot, I just wasn't thrilled with this recipe. It was kind of dry and didn't have much zip. I cut it in half and was glad I did because we just didn't care for it all that much. It helped adding hot sauce though and was better the next day.