This hearty casserole features ground beef, beans, and pasta baked in a flavorful Mexican-inspired sauce and topped with cheese and sour cream. Kids will love it!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to hot saucepan; set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook meat and garlic until meat is brown, stirring to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat.

  • Stir the cooked meat into pasta in saucepan. Stir in beans, undrained tomatoes, picante sauce, oregano, cumin, and chili powder. Transfer mixture to a 1-1/2- to 2-quart casserole or baking dish.

  • Bake, covered with foil, about 30 minutes or until heated through. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 3 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

  • In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, 2 tablespoons of the green onions, the cilantro, and lime peel. To serve, top each serving with a spoonful of the sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining green onions.

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 22.6g 45% DV; carbohydrates 29.4g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 6.5g 26% DV; sugars 4g; fat 9.6g 15% DV; saturated fat 4.1g 21% DV; cholesterol 45.1mg 15% DV; vitamin a iu 1573.1IU 32% DV; vitamin c 11.2mg 19% DV; folate 10.3mcg 3% DV; calcium 145.7mg 15% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 14.8mg 5% DV; potassium 469.5mg 13% DV; sodium 520.4mg 21% DV.

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11/26/2019
My mom and I loved this! I used greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. Read More