On a snowy evening, craving an easy dinner, I came up with a simple and delicious Mexican beef casserole. It's made with ground beef, refried beans, onions, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Guacamole:
Beef Casserole:

Directions

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  • Chop avocado flesh and mash in a bowl. Add tomatoes, onion, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and salt. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate guacamole until ready to serve.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Add water and taco seasoning; stir until combined. Simmer until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Spread refried beans into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan. Top with black beans. Spread ground beef mixture on top of beans. Drizzle tomato sauce over the whole mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle Mexican cheese blend on top. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 1 minute more.

  • Top each serving with guacamole, sour cream, and scallions.

Cook's Notes:

Adding 2 jalapeno chiles to the guacamole will give it more of a bite.

Try basil in place of cilantro, if you like.

Nutrition Facts

467 calories; protein 21g; carbohydrates 33.4g; fat 28.9g; cholesterol 59.9mg; sodium 1118.6mg. Full Nutrition
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