This casserole is very hearty and delicious. I'm a big fan of Mexican food, this hit the spot perfectly. It makes a ton so be prepared for leftovers. Even with big eaters we had leftovers. Perfect for freezing and eating later.
1/2 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
8 ounces egg noodles or macaroni noodles
1 (15 ounce) can chili w/ beans
1 large diced tomato
1/2 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/4 cup salsa
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 -2 cups shredded mexican blend or cheddar cheese.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the ground beef, onion, pepper, and celery and saute for 10 minutes, or until the meat is browned and the onion is tender. Drain the fat and set aside. In a separate saucepan, cook noodles according to package directions. When cooked, drain the water and stir in the meat mixture, chili, tomatoes, corn, salsa and taco seasoning mix. Mix well and place entire mixture into a 9X13 baking dish. Top with shredded cheese.
Bake at 250 degrees for30 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.
We served this with salad and some tortilla chips. Enjoy!!!