Spicy ground beef casserole - it is sort of an enchilada in a bowl without the tortillas! To vary the amount of spiciness, add mild, medium, or hot salsa.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook and stir ground beef until browned. Drain off excess fat.

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  • Stir in salsa and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain.

  • Stir in green pepper and onions, and continue simmering until veggies are crisp/tender. Stir in noodles and sour cream. Sprinkle grated cheese on top, and cover pan until the cheese melts. Sprinkle chopped tomatoes on the top, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

732 calories; protein 33.8g; carbohydrates 52.1g; fat 43.7g; cholesterol 171mg; sodium 591.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2003
This is a good recipe. I didn't have noodles or green onions so I used elbow macaroni and a medium chopped onion instead. I sauteed the pepper and onion in 1T of vegetable oil for a few minutes. Then I added the ground beef and a packet of Taco seasoning mix. I used an entire jar of salsa, a heaping half cup of reduced fat sour cream and I didn't measure the shredded cheese. I just added as much as I liked on the top of the dish. I used a mexican blend of shredded cheese. This made more than four servings as I believe the macaroni made more than the noodles would have. Plus I used a large pepper. This was very tasty. Everyone liked it. I will definitely make this again and again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Was a little bland for me. I like the idea of adding a package of taco seasoning mix. Read More
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185 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 70
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2003
This is a good recipe. I didn't have noodles or green onions so I used elbow macaroni and a medium chopped onion instead. I sauteed the pepper and onion in 1T of vegetable oil for a few minutes. Then I added the ground beef and a packet of Taco seasoning mix. I used an entire jar of salsa, a heaping half cup of reduced fat sour cream and I didn't measure the shredded cheese. I just added as much as I liked on the top of the dish. I used a mexican blend of shredded cheese. This made more than four servings as I believe the macaroni made more than the noodles would have. Plus I used a large pepper. This was very tasty. Everyone liked it. I will definitely make this again and again. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2008
This was extremely good! I did make a lot of changes to suit my taste. I added 1 very large clove of garlic (minced), to the ground beef, when I browned it. I used 90% lean meat. I also added 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 Tbls. chili powder and 1/2 tsp. ground cumin. I also added 1 small can of mild chopped green chilies. I didn't drain the meat after browning and I omitted the water. I served it over egg noodles with sour cream and shredded muenster cheese. If you love beef stroganoff and if you love chili...you'll love this dish, because it tastes like chili stroganoff! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Was a little bland for me. I like the idea of adding a package of taco seasoning mix. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2007
This recipe was not as great as I thought it was going to be.1st of all it was alot more work than it looked.Chopping the onion gr.pepper boiling the noodles browning the meat wow...that's alot of time for a weekday supper which is when I made this. The noodles/mexican combo didn't really work for me either. Nobody in my family was raving over it. I have leftovers in my fridge as I write this.Sorry just too much work for a so/so meal. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2002
My husband and I thought this a bit bland. I doubled the sour cream and added 1/2 cup more salsa with cilantro as well as chili powder. I also tossed in a can of drained niblet corn and mixed in the cheese. I added the green peppers and onions right after cooking the meat as they needed longer to cook as well as for the flavors to be absorbed. Definately a quick and easy recipe. Will make again on a busy day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2007
This was awesome!! When I served it to my husband he took a couple of bites and said "This would be better with crunched up Doritos on top!" We tried and both agreed. Thanks for the recipe...it will stay in our recipe rotation! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2010
Yummy! Changed it up slightly. First sautéed fresh yellow onion and garlic. Added the beef and cooked it with paprika and red pepper flakes. Next threw in the bell pepper and green onion. Added the salsa and instead of water used beef broth. As I only had macaroni on hand that is what I used. Very tasty and quick. Thank you! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2006
Really great recipe. I followed the recs on more salsa and the taco seasoning. I also added a lot of corn. I think this dish would be great with chicken or as a vegetarian dish as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2008
This is a great recipe! It taste even better the next day! My husband and I don't eat white pasta so I added some penne whole grain Healthy Harvest noodles. We both like spicy foods so we used a very spicy salsa. I have also made it at our family night dinner and everyone loved it. Read More
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