This is a delicious and simple recipe that is very family friendly. It is a fabulous combination of really flavourful beans, ground beef, cheese and spaghett, baked in the oven until the flavours meld into something quite wonderful. I have never met anyone yet that doesn't fall in love with it.
You can make the beans ahead of time to save time on the day that you actually want to put it together. The mixture needs to simmer for about an hour and so I find it actually works better for me to do that the night before I want to use them. Just take them out of the refrigerator on the day you want to use them and bring them to room temperature before proceeding.
It is a really flavourful combination of beans and spices and is the secret ingredient to this delicious casserole.
Other than the beans all you need to do is to brown some ground beef (I like to use extra lean) and then stir it all together with some cooked spaghetti, tomato soup (Yes I do use tinned soup sometimes. I am not a tinned soup snob. It has its uses,and hasn't killed me yet.)
This is hearty and filling and quite, quite delicious. I served it to a couple of really hungry missionaries who loved it! It makes me really happy when that happens. ☺
*Beefy, Bean and Spaghetti Casserole*Serves 6 to 8
salt and black pepper to taste