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Ground Beef Casserole

Ground Beef Casserole made with an aromatic blend of spices, beef, tomatoes and some good old cheese. A great meal that the whole family will rave about. Cheesy, meaty goodness that is super easy to make!
Course Main
Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 -6
Calories 665kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked Fusilli or Macaroni (see notes)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon jalapenos pepper minced seeded
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes see notes 4
  • 1 
 cup evaporated milk
  • 4 ounce or more mozzarella cheese grated
  • 4 ounce or more sharp cheddar cheese
 grated
  • Salt Creole preferably(adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 - 1 
 teaspoon white pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Be sure to salt water before cooking.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, sauté the garlic, thyme, Jalapeno pepper, smoked paprika for about 1 minute in 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Then add onions and continue cooking for about a minute more.
  • Add beef salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until the meat is no longer pink or red.
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour over the beef mixture and cook for a minute or two.
  • Add in the tomatoes and continue to cook for about 2-3 minutes. Throw in pasta and milk. Cook for another 1 or two until the ingredients have been fully incorporated. Adjust seasonings salt pepper
  • Stir in more than half of the cheese (leave the rest to sprinkle on top)
  • Transfer to a greased 2-quart baking dish or 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° F for about 20 -30 minutes or until casserole is heated through. And top is slightly brown.
  • Remove then let it rest for a few minutes and serve when it is still piping hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 416mg | Iron: 3.5mg