Mexican ManicottiSubmitted by: MDEAL72
Ground Beef 93% Lean (1 lb.)
Refried Beans (16 oz. can)
Chili powder (2.5 tsp)
dried oregano (1.5 tsp)
Whole Wheat Manicotti Shells (8 oz.)
Picante Sauce (16 oz.)
Sour Cream, reduced fat (16 oz.)
Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese (8 oz.)
Green Onions, optional (0.25 cups)
Black Olives, optional
Combine uncooked beef, beans, chili powder and oregano. Spoon into uncooked manicotti shells and place in a greased 9 X 13 pan. Pour picante sauce over shells. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Uncover and spoon sour cream on top. Sprinkle cheese, onion and olives on top of that. Bake for 5-10 more minutes to melt cheese. Serves 8.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MDEAL72.
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I personally did not enjoy this at all and I cooked everything to the "T". Maybe cooking the nnodles and meat before stuffing them would be better...and some extra flavor as I found this to be very flavorless with bad texture. Who knows, maybe I did do something wrong. - 11/18/09
Reply from MDEAL72 (11/23/09)
Thank you for this feedback. When I make this, I usually pre-make everything and refrigerate it overnight, then bake it the next day. I think that makes a difference in the flavors soaking in and the noodles softening up. So I've updated the recipe to reflect that. Maybe that will help.
Thanks so much for updating! - 11/2/09
Reply from MDEAL72 (11/2/09)
Hey there...thanks for catching my mistake...I updated the recipe to reflect that the picante gets poured on top of the shells before you put it in the oven.