Simple Southwestern Casserole

Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC™ Kitchen 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence

Simple Southwestern Casserole

Zesty, meaty casserole with a biscuit surprise — you will be amazed at how extraordinarily tasty this simple combination is. This recipe has become so popular in the Clegg family.

This recipe is from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Kitchen 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence.


Makes 9 (1-cup) servings

  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (8-10 count) can reduced-fat refrigerator biscuits
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions


  1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 13x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In large nonstick skillet, cook meat and onion until meat is done; drain excess fat.
  3. Add enchilada sauce, tomato sauce, black beans and corn, stirring well.
  4. Cut biscuits into fourths and stir into meat mixture.
  5. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese and green onions.
  7. Return to oven and bake 5-7 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • Calories 257
  • Calories from Fat 28%
  • Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 36mg
  • Sodium 815mg
  • Carbohydrates 27g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Total Sugars 5g
  • Protein 20g
  • Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat

Terrific Tip: Use kitchen scissors to make cutting biscuits easy. If you have trouble finding enchilada sauce, you can substitute salsa.