How to Make a Southwest Beef Casserole

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Casseroles are such a go-to meal because of the different and fun ways they can be made. Plus, casseroles are no doubt a great comfort food for families to really enjoy. shares with us this tasty and savory southwest beef casserole recipe that will satisfy every family member’s expectation of good food.



  • 1 tbsp. olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp. clarified butter
  • 1 cup red onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange peppers, chopped
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper (about 1/3 cup), seeded, ribs removed, and chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 1/2 lbs. (750 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. taco seasoning 
  • 1 tsp. ground rosemary
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt, or to taste
  • ground Himalayan Sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (I always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1 can (12 oz.) corn kernels, drained
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 oz.) cream of tomato soup 
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 12 ounces (340 g) extra broad egg noodles, cooked al dente
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped or more to taste


Prepare all the needed ingredients.

Pre-heat the oven to 400F.

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Grease a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish and set it aside.

Place a large, deep skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp of olive oil. When the oil and pan get hot, add 1 cup of chopped red onions and 1/2 cup each of chopped red and orange peppers. Sauté for about 2 mins.  Add 1 large, chopped jalapeño pepper and sauté for another 2 minutes. Then add in 3 large cloves of pressed garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Next, add 1 1/2 lbs. of lean ground beef and cook until no longer pink, breaking the beef up into small pieces.

Halfway through cooking, season the beef with 1 tbsp. chili powder, 1 tbsp. taco seasoning, 1 tsp. ground rosemary, 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tsp. garlic salt. Combine all the ingredients together and cook until the beef is done.

When done, season the beef mixture with ground Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper before adding 12 oz of corn kernels. Stir everything until it’s well combined. Add 28 ounces of crushed tomatoes, 10 ounces of cream of tomato soup, and 4 ounces of diced green chilies. Then, add in 1 tbsp of brown sugar, stir, and cook for 2 minutes. Add in ½ cup sharp Cheddar cheese and ½ cup Monterey Jack. Blend all the cheese with the ingredients.

When the cheeses are well incorporated, add in 12 oz of cooked al dente egg noodles, stir, and carefully transfer the beef mixture into the prepared baking dish.

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Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the beef mixture and transfer the pan to the preheated oven to bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is creamy melted.

Lastly, carefully remove the dish from the oven and garnish it with 1 1/2 tbsp of finely chopped fresh parsley.

How To Make A Southwest Beef Casserole

How to Make a Southwest Beef Casserole

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