Rachel Rays Southwestern Chili Con Carne Casserole


Yes, I’m addicted. Who among us isn’t! LoL.

Well, when I find recipes like this, I’m very thankful for all the countless hours I spend on that crazy website.

I’m always on the lookout for recipes with ground hamburger. A pasta and beef recipe is right up my alley.

This is from Rachel Ray. It is good. I mean GOOD!  

Whoda thunk mixing pasta and chili con queso baked up together would be soooo fabulouso?!?! Well, I guess Rachel did.

Recipe Notes:

This recipe is a bit time consuming but absolutely worth the investment in time.

It makes a very hearty casserole that is sure to please both pasta lovers and meat lovers alike.  All the components are delicious and all of them are made from scratch.

You essentially make a quick chili con carne and concurrently make a white sauce with added cheese.  Because of the white sauce, I expected the casserole to have a creamier sauce than it ultimately did.

Don’t get me wrong, the sauce was off the charts delicious, and I really, really LOVED the finished dish.

It just wasn’t a cream sauce.  The spice combination was absolutely wonderful.

Source: Rachel Ray Via Living Light