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Delight Your Family with Texas Beef Taco Casserole

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Looking for a new and creative way to dress up your ground beef? This is not your ordinary “hamburger helper”. Texans love foods that scream “taco”, so try something quick and easy that also looks great — Texas Beef Taco Casserole. This delicious casserole adds the spicy flavor of red enchilada sauce to ground beef and mixed Southwestern vegetables with Mexican cheese and sour cream. This is a meal that will win your family’s approval and keep them coming back for more. The casserole takes approximately 40 minutes to cook but looks like you spent hours preparing it, and it’s great as a leftover on those days you don’t feel like cooking. Enjoy your summer with a delicious taco casserole.

Texas Beef Taco Casserole

beef taco noodle casserole

INGREDIENTS:

PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

6 ounces of dry extra wide noodles, uncooked

1 pound ground beef (80% lean)

2 cups frozen Southwestern mixed vegetables (corn, black beans, and red peppers)

10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained

10 ounce can red enchilada sauce

1 ¼ cups water

1 ¼ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

¼ cup thinly sliced green onions

Sour Cream (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 13×9 inch glass baking dish with PAM. In large skillet, brown ground beef. Drain. Add vegetables, undrained tomatoes, enchilada sauce and water to skillet, stir. Bring to boil. Pour mixture over noodles. Cover dish tightly with foil, bake for 15 minutes.  Stir, sprinkle with cheese and cover with foil and bake 10 more minutes or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with green onions.  Serve with sour cream if desired.

Recipe from Allrecipes.com

Makes 6 servings