Firecracker casserole

This firecracker casserole is a family favorite and one of my most go to casseroles of all time. It’s easy to put together especially when you are in a pinch for dinner. Which is basically all the time with me and a busy little two year old running around the house.

If you like really spicy foods then just add a little more chili powder and jalapeno to the dish. I cut it down a little just so the whole family could enjoy this casserole. Another thing I like about this recipe is you can freeze for later use. Going back to being in a pinch, just make this ahead of time and freeze for later use.

Firecracker casserole

I know a lot of families out there would love to be eating this for dinner especially new moms.  This Tex-Mex casserole is also along the same lines of this firecracker casserole.  Both are perfect for a nice dinner at home.

 

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Firecracker casserole

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Firecracker Casserole

Yield: 6+ servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. salt
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 Tablespoons chopped jalapeno
1 can ranch style beans, undrained
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes
1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 corn tortillas (broken up into 6 pieces each)
6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In medium skillet, brown the beef and then drain
Add onions, salt, chili powder, cumin, and jalapeno to the beef and stir
Spray a 13x9 casserole dish
Add meat; start to make layers by adding the ranch style beans, tomatoes, mushroom soup, tortillas, and then shredded cheese
Repeat layers and bake for 50 minutes.

Firecracker Casserole

5 comments

  1. We loved it. It was simple, delicious, and terrific even as leftovers We had to double the beans, tomatoes and soup to stretch for a 13/9 pan. We still had about a lb. of ground beef that wouldn’t fit (which we turned into tacos for our fussy guy). I’d say a 9×9 pan would work for us with only 1 lb. of ground beef.

  2. What are Ranch style beans? Pinto beans? Kidney Beans?

  3. What could I sub for the cream of mushroom soup? I really want to make this but my family doesn’t like mushrooms at all! Thanks!

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