Mexican Manicotti My Way

Mexican Manicotti My Way


1 lb lean ground beef

2 c mexican blend shredded cheese

1 can(s) refried black beans (bush’s)

1 pkg taco seasoning mix

1 jar(s) 16 oz. picante sauce

2 c sour cream

2 green onions, sliced

1 small can(s) sliced black olives

2 c water, warm

1 box manicotti shells


  1. Mix raw ground beef with taco seasoning, 1 cup of cheese and 1 can refried black beans.
  2. Using the uncooked manicotti shells, stuff the meat mixture into the shells and place in a large baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Pour the jar of picante over the stuffed shells. Then pour in the 2 cups of warm water.
  4. Cover with foil and bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hr to 1 1/2 hrs.
  5. When shells are done and dish is bubbly top with sour cream, reserved cheese and olives.
  6. Put back in oven for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and top with green onions.