Mexican Manicotti My Way

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 51 Ratings
Serves: 6
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake


1 lb lean ground beef
2 c mexican blend shredded cheese
1 can(s) refried black beans (bush's)
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
1 jar(s) 16 oz. picante sauce
2 c sour cream
2 green onions, sliced
1 small can(s) sliced black olives
2 c water, warm
1 box manicotti shells

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Laura Yoder Recipe
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Brunswick, GA (pop. 15,383)
Member Since Dec 2010
Laura's notes for this recipe:
I was undecided on what to fix for supper. I was teetering between mexican and italian so I decided to experiment and this is what I came up with. I must say....I did good!
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OHHHH MY GOODNESS!! This dish is fabulous! Laura was right when she said she did good!!!

The meat and bean mixture inside the pasta was perfect, and the creamy cheese and sour cream was the ideal touch on top. (If you don't like black olives and green onions you could easily leave that off.)

I served this with corn but as an afterthought, though Spanish rice would also be great with this. It smells great, looks great and makes a lot, too - perfect for a large get-together!


Mix raw ground beef with taco seasoning, 1 cup of cheese and 1 can refried black beans. Using the uncooked manicotti shells, stuff the meat mixture into the shells and place in a large baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Pour the jar of picante over the stuffed shells then pour on the 2 cups of warm water. Cover with foil and bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hr to 1 1/2 hrs. When shells are done and dish is bubbly top with sour cream, reserved cheese and olives. Put back in oven for 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with green onions.

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user Kristin Miller Kk723 - Jun 16, 2011
Do you cook the meat before you stuff in the shells? I assume you do but just want to make sure. This sounds pretty tastey!
user Laura Yoder lkyoder34 - Jun 16, 2011
NO, do not cook the meat prior to stuffing the shells. Mix it raw with the cheese, taco seasoning and black beans. It turned out SO yummy! I hope you like it.
user Kristin Miller Kk723 - Jun 16, 2011
Ah ok thanks for the quick response. I will give these a whirl some night!
user Laura Yoder lkyoder34 - Jun 17, 2011
We warmed up left overs for lunch today. mmmmm......just as good if not better the second day.
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Sep 23, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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