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mexican manicotti my way

(58 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Laura Yoder
Brunswick, GA

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Laura was right when she said she did good and this Mexican Manicotti is a delicious reason why we love home cooking. It mashes up a Mexican and Italian dish for one yummy dinner. The ground beef and black bean mixture pipe into the manicotti shells are perfect. Spreading sour cream and shredded cheese on the top and then placing the casserole back in the oven for a few minutes, creates a gooey cheesy layer on top. This meal smells great, looks great, and makes a lot, too - perfect for a large get-together!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(58 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mexican manicotti my way

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2 c
    Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 can
    refried black beans (Bush's, 16 oz)
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 jar
    picante sauce (16 oz)
  • 2 c
    sour cream
  • 2
    green onions, sliced
  • 1 can
    sliced black olives (2.25 oz)
  • 2 c
    water, warm
  • 1 box
    manicotti shells

How To Make mexican manicotti my way

  • Ground beef, taco seasoning, cheese, and refried black beans in a bowl.
    Mix raw ground beef with taco seasoning, 1 cup of cheese, and refried black beans.
  • Stuffing manicotti shells with ground beef mixture.
    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.
  • Shells in a baking dish with picante sauce and hot water.
    Pour the jar of picante over the stuffed shells. Then pour in the 2 cups of warm water.
  • Dish covered in foil and baking in the oven.
    Cover with foil and bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hr to 1 1/2 hrs.
  • Sour cream, cheese, and olives added to the casserole and back into the oven.
    When the shells are done and the dish is bubbly, top it with sour cream, reserved cheese, and olives. Put back in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
  • Green onions sprinkled on top of the Mexican Manicotti.
    Remove from oven and top with green onions.