Mexican Manocotti Bake

Cathy Hurkmans Tolman

By
@cmt49829

this is quite easy & super tasty. you can use mild, medium or hot picante depending on your taste. I just use a blend of cheddar & other cheeses or you can use Mexican blend shredded cheese.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
5 to 7
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

0ne lb
lean ground beef
one can(s)
refried beans
one 16oz jar(s)
picante sauce
2 1/2 c
mexican blend shredded cheese or other blend of choice
2 c
sour cream, fat-free
2 c
water
one pkg
dry taco seasoning
one pkg
manacotti noodles
1/2 tsp
cumin
1/2 c
sliced black olives (optional)

Step-By-Step

11. Mix raw ground beef with taco seasoning, cumin, 1 cup of cheese and can refried beans. Mix well.
22. 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.
33. Pour the jar of picante over the stuffed shells then pour on the 2 cups of warm water.
44. Cover with foil and bake in 350* oven for 1 to 1 1/4 hrs.
55. When shells are done and dish is bubbly, frost top with sour cream, reserved one cup cheese and olives. Put back in oven for 5-10 minutes, uncovered.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids