Easy Chili Casserole Recipe

This Chili con Carne casserole is easy to put together and the perfect meal for any chili loving family. Full of flavor with all the beans, chilies and seasonings and plenty of beef and rice to fill you up, this delicious casserole is a crowd pleaser. It’s quick and easy to throw together, perfect for busy week nights and fun-filled Saturdays. Give it a try. It’ll quickly become a favorite in your house… it already has in mine.

Chili Con Carne Casserole

Recipe Type: Casserole
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Hillbilly Housewife
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Serves: 6
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 can (26 oz) kidney or pinto beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 can (4 oz) green chilies, drained and diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a large casserole dish.
  2. Arrange the onions evenly into the casserole, then add the rice and water, and smooth out evenly into the casserole.
  3. In a separate big bowl, place the black beans, beef, chilies, salt, cumin, and chili powder, and mix with a fork until beef is broken up and mixture is blended.
  4. Spoon evenly into casserole dish, then cover with zucchini, and finally the diced tomatoes.
  5. Cover casserole and bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until beef is cooked thoroughly and chili is bubbly hot.


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