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beef and sausage green chili casserole

a recipe by
Jeanne Benavidez
Odessa, TX

This is such an easy recipe and very delicious. Great served with tortilla chips and fresh hot sauce or Pico de Gallo. The mixture is great to use for stuffing bell peppers or making jalapeno poppers. A big hit with family and friends

serves 6 - 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For beef and sausage green chili casserole

  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 lb
    ground sausage (breakfast or italian)
  • 1 md
    onion, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    ground oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 can
    (28 oz) whole green chilies, drained (i use @ 12-15 fresh, roasted/peeled hatch green chilies)
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz) cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 lb
    mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • chopped cilantro
  • sliced black olives
  • choppedg green onion
  • sour cream

How To Make beef and sausage green chili casserole

  • 1
    Brown the beef, sausage, onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Drain if necessary and set aside.
  • 3
    Drain the whole green chilies and pat dry with paper towels (as well as you can).
  • 4
    Line the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan with peppers. Save a couple of peppers to chop and mix with the cream cheese.
  • 5
    In a separate bowl, combine chopped green chilies, softened cream cheese and 1 cup shredded cheese and mix well.
  • 6
    Combine meat mixture and cheese mixture and mix well.
  • 7
    Spread half of the meat and cheese mixture over the layer of whole peppers. Sprinkle some of the shredded cheese over the peppers and repeat with another layer of peppers, meat and the remaining cheese.
  • 8
    Bake at 400F for about 20 - 25 minutes, until light brown and bubbly.