I’m always looking for great recipes using ground beef. We usually order a quarter or side of beef, so much of that is turned into ground meat. While we love hamburgers, tacos, and chili, there’s only so many times you want to serve that each month, so new ground beef recipes are always welcome in my kitchen. Finding one that everyone likes is another story though.
When I first saw this recipe over at my friend Mags’ blog, The Other Side of Fifty, I knew I wanted to try it. It just really looked good and I loved everything on the ingredient list. Getting my family to try new things can sometimes be like pulling teeth, so I knew I was in for the “what’s that” type questions. I try to be very generic in my answers, the less details the better. So I called this “southwest casserole” which is quite generic and doesn’t reveal anything in the ingredient agenda.
The reviews from the fam were marvelous! However, I used a quick cooking pasta, which I don’t recommend. Use regular pasta as indicated in the recipe. The quick cooking type cooks too long in this dish and tends to get a bit mushy.