mexican manocotti bake

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Cathy Hurkmans Tolman
from Escanaba, MI

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.

serves 5 to 7
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mexican manocotti bake

  • 0ne lb
    lean ground beef
  • one can
    refried beans
  • one 16oz jar
    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)
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How To Make mexican manocotti bake

  • 1
    1. Mix raw ground beef with taco seasoning, cumin, 1 cup of cheese and can refried beans. Mix well.
  • 2
    2. 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.
  • 3
    3. Pour the jar of picante over the stuffed shells then pour on the 2 cups of warm water.
  • 4
    4. Cover with foil and bake in 350* oven for 1 to 1 1/4 hrs.
  • 5
    5. 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.
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