Easy Ground Beef Casserole

Ground Beef Casserole - it is beefy, cheesy, saucy, and so easy to make! It's a great easy and budget-friendly way to feed a crowd.

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– 2 cups elbow macaroni uncooked – 2 lb ground beef – 1 large onion chopped – 3 cloves garlic minced or finely chopped – 2 cans diced tomatoes undrained, 14.5 ounces each – 1 can kidney beans rinsed and drained, 16 ounces – 2 tablespoons tomato paste – 1 can green chili drained, 4 ounces – 1 teaspoon chili powder – 1 tablespoon steak spice – sea salt & pepper to taste – 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese grated – 2 tablespoons chives chopped

Step 1

Cook pasta according to the package. In a skillet, add ground beef and onion, and cook until no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes, crumbling meat with a spoon.

Step 2

Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring few times. Drain the liquid. Next add diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato paste, chopped green chili, chili powder, steak spice, sea salt & pepper to taste. Stir and bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring few times.

Step 3

Add cooked pasta and stir into the mixture.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease baking dish with butter or oil. Into the baking dish add pasta and beef mixture and sprinkle cheese over the top. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, uncover and bake for 10 more minutes. Garnish with chives and enjoy!

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