I have Cody's Favorite Enchilada Casserole, which is fantastic. Just ask Cody :) But this is different. No toppings, and such, just a few mixed up ingredients, that work beautifully together. I loved this so much more than I thought I would, which is SO exciting. You parents ,or grandparents with busy kids, needing kind of a quick, make ahead, freeze ahead, dish, need to check this one out for sure. It is easy, you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry and it takes as long as it does to cook spaghetti and melt some cheese. You can't go wrong.
Here is what you will need:
1 lb spaghetti, cooked and drained
1 lb ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can chili with NO beans
1 10oz. can of Ro-Tel
2 cups tomato sauce
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Cook and drain pasta, put back into the pot, then set aside. Preheat oven to 350. In a deep skillet, brown hamburger. When it is halfway done, add taco seasoning. If you need to drain off grease, do that when the hamburger is all browned up. Add in chili, ro-tel, and tomato sauce. Mix until all combined. Add it to the pot of already cooked pasta and mix completely. Pour into a casserole dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and then sprinkle the top LIBERALLY with cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and it is heated all the way through!
Add a salad and some tortilla chips and call it dinner! Didn't I tell you this was easy?!
Your "does this qualify as fusion cooking" Chefwannabe