Mexican Squash and Ground Beef Casserole

Mexican Squash and Ground Beef Casserole

This Mexican Squash and Ground Beef Casserole is really good and really easy. I love the blend of flavors. Very yummy and simple! Comes together quickly.

A simple combination of yellow squash, ground beef, and Mexican spices.

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Mexican Squash and Ground Beef Casserole
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 medium yellow squash sliced
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in the skillet over medium heat. Mix in the squash, onion and garlic and sauté until tender.
  3. Add the ground beef and tomatoes (and water if fresh tomatoes are used) into the skillet. Season with chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. Turn mixture into an ovenproof casserole dish. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake in 400°F oven for 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Recipe based on one by KelBel
Photo by *Parsley*