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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 228.6
  • Total Fat: 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.7 mg
  • Sodium: 378.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 13.0 g

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April and David's Mexican Redneck Casserole

Submitted by: APRILDAWN678

Introduction

One day I just started mixing stuff together that was in the cabinet, and this is what I came up with. I wrote it down as soon as I tasted it... yum! One day I just started mixing stuff together that was in the cabinet, and this is what I came up with. I wrote it down as soon as I tasted it... yum!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1/2 box. macaroni, cooked (1 box = 1 lb.)
    1 lb. lean ground beef
    1 package taco seasoning
    2/3 c. water
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 green pepper, diced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 can sweet corn
    1 cup lowfat sour cream
    1 package dry onion soup mix
    1 can Cream of Celery soup (98% fat free)
    1 can Cheddar soup
    8 oz. mild cheddar cheese (lowfat), shredded

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Directions

Brown ground beef. Add taco seasoning and water, and simmer for 5 minutes. Saute onion, green pepper and garlic in butter-flavored cooking spray until tender. Mix sour cream, onion soup mix, cheddar cheese, Cream of Celery and Cheese Soup in 9x13 baking dish. Stir in corn, sauted vegetables, and ground beef. Gently stir in cooked macaroni. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Makes 12 1-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user APRILDAWN678.






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  • Good
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    One time saver...cook onion, pepper and garlic with the beef all in one skillet. Also, no need for all the soups. Leave out dry onion soup mix and cheese soup. I added Velveeta light mixed with some skim milk to make it creamier...less sodium that way. - 10/20/08

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  • Good
    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I think this recipe uses too much prepared soups and soup mix. They are too high in sodium and other chemicals. Why not make two cups of white sauce and add cheese? I do that whenever a recipe calls for cream of whatever soup and cheese; if it doesn't call for cheese, then I spice my white sauce. - 10/17/08

    Reply from APRILDAWN678 (10/17/08)
    That's a good idea! That could be going on the stove while the ground beef is in the skillet. I agree about the sodium. My bf is on a low sodium diet now, so I make a lot of substitutions now to this recipe.


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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    this was delicious!! My family loved it! I substituted the ground beef for 97% lean ground turkey and the corn for black beans. i will definitely make it again! - 10/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I added the macaroni uncooked, added one cup of water, covered and simmered on stove for 20 minutes. Came out great. I left out the onion soup mix and added a cup of salsa in place of peppers and onions. It's a winner w/my family - 9/2/08

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used chicken instead of the beef to make it less like hamburger helper. We thought it was good. The only thing we thought it needed more of was spice but that's easily fixed by putting red pepper flakes or jalapenos in this. - 9/25/08

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was a little too salty for my taste, but the flavors blended wonderfully otherwise. I will probably make it again but will work out different seasoning to reduce the saltiness. Thanks so much for sharing! - 10/1/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe for my family last night. It was another hit from the Sparkpeople recipe box. I made it just as it was written, but I can see there is a lot of room for tweaking it with whatever is available in your pantry at the time. Thanks for another good recipe. I highly recommend it!!! - 8/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I really enjoy this dish. We use turkey instead of beef, and we use whole wheat pasta, but only use a quarter that it asks for. We are actually making this for dinner tonight! - 10/6/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My family enjoyed this! I subbed whole wheat pasta for extra fiber and black beans rinsed and warmed on the top. Makes a great higher fiber recipe that way! Loved it both ways!
    - 9/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My kids LOVED this (with ground turkey), and it reminded me of good old comfort food from my Mamaw in Texas. Thanks for sharing - 9/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    LOVED IT!! Very cheesy, perfect comfort food! I too used ground turkey instead and mexicorn instead of chopping a pepper! It was delicious a definite keeper! - 8/25/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and filling! A different casserole recipe to add to my collection. I am now curious to try the variation of leaving out the cheese soup and adding a can of tomatoes. This compares to Hamburger Helper but more reasonable on the nutrition counts. Thanks! - 8/13/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this dish- using ground turkey and it was great. my husband liked it too-and he's a picky eater. Next time I'll try adding green chilli's. It is a good recipe toplay around with. - 8/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow, didn't expect it to be as good as everyone made it out to be, but it was! I used corkscrew pasta in mine to give it a fun texture. I will make this again soon! Fun to experiment with different ingredients and veggies too! - 8/13/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This casserole was yummy! Used turkey meat, and used only 4 oz of cheese in casserole and sprinkled the remaining on top. Used cream of chicken soup instead of cheese soup. Sauteed the peppers, onion and garlic with the meat. didn't add the water to meat just used some of the juice from cooking. - 8/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family and I love this dish and make it for company. Plenty of leftovers which is the best! Will add to my rotating list of recipes! - 2/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this and it was AWESOME! it tasted even better after freezing and having it as leftover! I will make this again, Thanks! - 2/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I love this! I usually leave out the Cheddar Cheese soup, and I've started adding diced jalapeno's to give it a little more kick. I do agree that it's a bit salty, so I'm going to start looking for ways to cut down on the sodium. - 1/12/09

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'd actually give it 2 1/2 stars. I agree with the comment that said it was a lot of work for hamburger helper. Plus, it felt like the corn it was a hidden way to sneak them into a dish for someone who doesn't like veggies. It was fine, but we probably won't make it again. - 12/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! I didn't have the cheese soup, so added a can of verde salsa. We really liked it! - 10/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I used half the amount of pasta and there was still pleanty of pasta to go around, I also added red and yellow bell pepper - will definately make this agian! - 9/26/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I fixed this tonight. We'll have plenty for tomorrow's dinner too. Liked it. It's my kind of recipe with not a lot of seasonings to have to buy and never use again, easy to fix. She didn't say what to do with the shredded cheese, so I put it on top; also whether to cover the casserole or not. - 9/18/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm a "Power Cooker" and this is a great recipe and tastes very good. I made a bunch up and then put servings in the freezer to reheat.

    I didn't even bake this, I just did it all in one big pot. It's good without baking, and makes it easier! Also used ground turkey and whole wheat macaroni. - 9/14/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was very yummy and my "Hamburger Helper" loving husband loved it as well. This was great because I get to control the ingredients so it was 10x healthier than that other stuff. This took a minute to put together but I will definitely make again. - 9/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipe. My family and I loved it. I used ground turkey and multigrain pasta. Will cook again. - 8/22/08

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