Southwestern Hamburger Skillet

This southwestern style stovetop recipe from the Frugal Mom Menu is a quick and easy way to use up leftovers and canned ingredients that you have on hand.

Southwestern Hamburger SkilletIf your family likes spicier flavors, substitute enchilada sauce for the tomato soup and add a can of green chilies or tomatoes with green chilies. Other additions that work well are corn and black olives. Although the recipe calls for kidney beans, black beans or red beans can be substituted. This is a good opportunity to use what you have on hand. Don’t limit yourself to egg noodles – elbow macaroni or spirals will work just as well. Substitute cooked chicken or leftover beef for the ground beef, or make it vegetarian by omitting the meat and adding more beans and some diced peppers and onions.

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Southwestern Hamburger Skillet

Southwestern Hamburger Skillet


  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Description

Southwestern Hamburger Skillet is one of those great “use what you have” recipes. Feel free to use leftovers and canned ingredients that you have on hand. If your family likes spicier flavors, substitute enchilada sauce for the tomato soup and add a can of green chilies or tomatoes with green chilies. Other additions that work well are corn and black olives. Although the recipe calls for kidney beans, black beans or red beans can be substituted. This is a good opportunity to use what you have on hand. Don’t limit yourself to egg noodles – elbow macaroni or spirals will work just as well. Substitute cooked chicken or leftover beef for the ground beef, or make it vegetarian by omitting the meat and adding more beans and some diced peppers and onions.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • 1 (10 oz) can condensed tomato soup or enchilada sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans
  • Shredded cheddar cheese for garnish
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • 3 green onions, sliced, for garnish

Instructions

Prepare egg noodles according to package directions and drain. In a large skillet, brown ground beef and drain off any fat. Add tomato soup and beans to ground beef, season to taste. Add noodles and stir gently to combine. Top with cheese, sour cream and green onions if desired before serving.

  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Keywords: quick & easy, stovetop, ground beef, tex-mex, use what you have

Southwestern Hamburger Skillet

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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