August 19, 2004

Mexican Manicotti

Here is my submission to the first ever Carnival of Recipes. It's very yummy, and always a crowd pleaser.

Mexican Manicotti


1lb of ground beef
1 can of refried beans (not the large can)
1 package of taco meat seasoning
1 box of Manicotti noodles
1 16oz jar of salsa - what ever level of hotness you prefer.
1 package of shreaded cheese (I prefer the mexican cheese blend)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a bowl mix raw ground beef, refried beans and taco seasoning. Remove manicotti noodles DO NOT PRECOOK and stuff with ground beef mixture. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER STUFF AS NOODLES WILL BREAK.

Place stuffed manicotti in a 9 x 13 baking dish. (I prefer glass, but either works)

When pan is full, pour jar of salsa over stuffed noodles. Fill empty jar 3/4 full with water and pour that over also. This should cover the noodles.

Sprinkle cheese over salsa. Be generous. :) (Everything is better with melted cheese!)

Cover with aluminum foil and place in preheated over. Bake for 1 hour (some ovens cook a little slower so just start checking it after an hour).

I serve with sour cream on the side.


Posted by Tammi at August 19, 2004 09:30 AM | TrackBack

Sounds great! I'll give it a try. Thanks.

Posted by: Barry Boardman at August 21, 2004 07:58 AM

Can't wait to try this - thanks!

Posted by: rockynoggin at August 21, 2004 09:53 AM

Thanks I will give it a try...Ben

Posted by: Ben at February 22, 2005 08:34 PM