Enchilada Elbow Bake

The other night, I was craving me a good ole casserole.  My very, very, very favorite meal is a casserole, salad and bread.  This one is sure to please your entire family…it’s cheesy, it tastes like an enchilada and it’s baked to gooey perfection.
I’m telling you…crowd pleaser right here.  And don’t forget, it’s also a One Pound Meal meaning you can use ground turkey or ground chicken instead of beef too!
This recipe serves about four to six.

Shopping List
1 pound of elbow shaped pasta (I used a whole wheat)
1 pound of ground beef
1 (1 oz) package of taco seasoning
about 10 green onions, chopped and divided
1 (19 oz) can of enchilada sauce
1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
1 (15 oz) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup of sour cream, plus a little more for garnish
1Ā½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease (I use Pam) a 9×13 baking dish.  Set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat.  Once boiling, drop your pasta and cook to al dente (about five minutes).  Drain water and reserve pasta.  
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown your ground beef.  Once browned and crumbly, stir in your taco seasoning, most of your  green onions (reserve a few for garnish), enchilada sauce, tomato paste, black beans and sour cream.  Reduce heat to low and simmer together about five minutes.
Next, combine the cooked elbow pasta with the ground beef mixture.  Once combined, pour everything into prepared baking dish and top casserole with shredded cheddar.  Pop casserole in oven and bake about 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly on top.
Remove from oven and serve.  Garnish each serving with a little more sour cream and a few more chopped green onions.
Yes. Yes. Yes.  Make this tonight!

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  • Narci January 21, 2016 at 11:18 am

    An enchilada in a casserole?? Does it get an better than this? Looks delicious!!

  • Shannon January 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    This sounds delicious!! Thanks for always helping me come up with dinners and desserts šŸ˜‰

  • Tonya January 21, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    I need this as a crockpot meal, pretty please. Then it would be absolutely perfect!!
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  • KRISTIN TATE February 4, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I made this for my family and everyone loved it. Thanks for the simple but delicious recipes!

  • Edwina February 9, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    This was really delicious! I used gluten free elbows!

  • Shayna February 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Hello! I'm wanting to make this for our Valentine's Day dinner party. Instead of using 4-9×13's can I use 2 industrial size foil pans? If so, how long would I bake those? Thanks! šŸ™‚

  • Erica Hedman April 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Does this freeze easily and still taste just as good?

  • Sharon Walker August 13, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    This sounds SO good! I’m making this tomorrow–yum, yum!

  • Mellie September 15, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Wow! Lots of flavor here. This was delicious and very easy to prepare, especially for a work/school night! Can’t wait to make it again soon. Thank you for sharing your recipe!