MEXICAN NOODLE BAKE

I found this recipe Sour Cream Noodle Bake that I wanted to try and then realized with the big move coming that I didn’t have the exact ingredients.  I took quite a few liberties with this recipe and hubby loves it!  So, I don’t think we’ll ever get around to trying her original recipe.

I’ll give you both recipes – her original recipe will be in all black and my changes will be in red.

SOUR CREAM NOODLE/MEXICAN NOODLE BAKE
1 1/4 pound ground chuck – 1 pound ground sirloin
1 can 15 oz. tomato sauce – 1 can 8 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt – sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
freshly ground pepper
8 ounces weight egg noodles – 2 cups farfalle , elbows and shells
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cup small curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup sliced green onions – 1 large bunch green onions, sliced
1 cup grated sharp cheddar – 2 cups chef’s combo (4 cheddar cheeses)
10 oz. can Rotel original drained
15 oz. can Black beans, drained rinsed
Salsa
Sour Cream

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 11×9 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Prepare pasta according to package directions to al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • While pasta is boiling brown ground sirloin and half of green onions, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste as browning.  Drain fat.
  • While meat is browning and pasta is boiling mix together the sour cream and cottage cheese in a medium bowl. Add in pasta and remaining green onions. Set aside.
  • Add tomato sauce, drained Rotel as well as the  drained and rinsed black beans to the meat and stir to blend well.
  • Assemble starting with the noodle mixture followed by the meat mixture and half the cheese and repeat.
  • Bake 20-30 minutes until cheese is melted and heated all the way through.
  • Top with a dollop of sour cream and salsa.
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