Sunday, May 15, 2011


Good evening fellow bloggers! I'm going to start out by stating that today has been a horrible day. Completely drab. When you think of horrible days, I'm sure you start thinking of how everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. That is my story today. So, to combat the stress of what today brought, I'm fighting back with fire. A little spice to kick away the harshness that the day brought. We are making a casserole today. It's chock full of 'kick in the mouth' flavor. It's sure to take your mind off of any troubles you may have as well! So, grab your skillet and let's go!

Firecracker Casserole

You will need:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Mean while, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook and stir the ground beef with the onion in the hot skillet until it's completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes and drain any excess fat.
  5. Stir the black beans, chili powder, cumin, and salt into the beef mixture.
  6. Cook and stir until hot, about 5 minutes.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  8. Arrange the tortillas atop the beef mixture.
  9. Mix the tomatoes with green chile peppers and cream of mushroom soup together in a bowl and spread over the tortillas.
  10. Top with the Cheddar cheese.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and the cheese is melted completely, 25 to 30 minutes.
  12. Serve!

I hope you are ready to take that glass of milk and forget about your problems. I sure am! Enjoy this dish and I will see you all tomorrow. Good night!