Spicy Beef Casserole

By Cindy Riley

Spicy beef casserole with vegetables and cheese.

  • Cooking Spray, olive oil, 1/3 sec spray

  • 1 small russet potato (about 4 ozs)

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 lb Beef, sirloin, ground, extra lean, raw

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, medium, minced

  • 14 1/2 oz canned unsalted diced tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp chili powder, or to taste

  • 2 cup Cabbage, fresh, chopped

  • 1 pinch table salt (optional)

  • 1 pinch black pepper, freshly ground (to taste)

  • 2 tbsp Sauce, taco (to taste)

  • 6 cup Chile Peppers, jalapeno, sliced (optional) ca

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a 2-quart casserole with cooking spray.

  2. Peel and grate the potato into a bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup of the mozzarella. Spread evenly over the bottom of the prepared casserole. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until potato is browned and crispy.

  3. Meanwhile, brown ground sirloin, onion, and garlic in a large nonstick skillet, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon as it browns. Remove any excess fat. Add the tomatoes with their juice, chili powder, and the cabbage. Season with pepper to taste. Sauté and stir for about a minute.

  4. If mixture seems too dry, add another 1 tablespoon of the bottled taco sauce, adding up to 2 tablespoons more, if needed.

  5. When potatoes are done, spoon beef mixture on top of potatoes. Top with remaining cheese and jalapeño slices (if using). Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until casserole is hot and bubbly. Serve at once.

  6. Additional Information

  7. Garnish with fresh lettuce, tomato, salsa, and fat-free cheddar cheese.

Nutritional Facts

Calories 197.8
Total Carbs 12.2g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3.8g
Total Fat 7.6g
Saturated Fat 3.7g
Unsaturated Fat 3.9g
Protein 21.8g
Sodium 229.1mg
Dietary Exchanges
Fat 1/4
Meat 2 1/4
Starch 1/4
Vegetable 1

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9 replies

Laura592013 2013-05-18 00:38:43 -0500 Report

Oh i really think this is a keeper! i know it says 6 servings and ill figure it out for how much in a serving but why doesn't anyone do that to their recipes so its allot easier on the ones just using them? I guess thats a grip i have on most of these recipes but other than that i love em!!!! and enjoy the replies and get to know you all im new but ill get there eventually i want to add my recipes too! Im not sure how yet but ill do er! with the serving size! Lol! Thank-you for a wonderful recipe!!!

carice 2010-10-06 08:07:45 -0500 Report

Sounds great, but I do believe there is a typo on the amount of jalapenos/chili peppers - 6 cups - LOL!!

kyladee 2008-11-10 11:26:16 -0600 Report

Like so many other recipe's on here, this one will be a great one to make. There are some truly yummy recipes on here.

GabbyPA 2008-07-26 12:58:04 -0500 Report

This was tonight's dinner and most of us enjoyed it. If you have a non-cabbage lover in the family (and we do), this is not one to try. I thought I could hide it in the flavors and such, but it was discovered. Too bad, because I liked it.
I do belive there is a typo on the Jalapeno quantity. And you all know me by now I have to change them a bit. I added 1/2 t of Cinnamon and 1/2 t Corriander. I didn't use it tonight, but I bet Asiago Cheese would be great for the topper too.