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!
Servings 5 -6
- 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
cup evaporated milk
- 4 ounce or more mozzarella cheese grated
- 4 ounce or more sharp cheddar cheese
- Salt Creole preferably(adjust to taste)
- 1/2 - 1
teaspoon white pepper (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
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.
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