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Mexican Manicotti


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 2 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 package manicotti shells
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  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 jar picante sauce (16oz)
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • sliced ripe black olives, opt.


In a bowl, combine the uncooked beef, beans, chili powder and oregano. Spoon into uncooked manicotti shells, arrange in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Combine water and picante sauce, pour over shells. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Uncover, spoon sour cream over the top. Sprinkle with the cheese, onions, and olives if desired. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 27, 20070 found this helpful

This is a great recipe! I've made it before and I put separate bowls on the table filled with the toppings (shredded lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, olives and hot peppers). That way everyone can choose their own favorite toppings.


Thanks for reminding me of this great recipe.

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