South Of The Border Casserole


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup diced sweet green pepper
  • 2 seeded - fresh jalapeno peppers - minced (use rubber gloves)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups nonfat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon clover honey
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces uncooked penne or macaroni pasta


Add the olive oil to a 5 quart nonstick saucepan and place over medium-high heat.

Add the ground beef, breaking it up with the edge of a spatula, until it has lost its pink color.

Drain any fat from the pan.

Add the onions and green pepper, cooking until softened. Stir in the jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, sour cream, honey, chili powder and salt.

Add the pasta. Stir, cover, lower the heat and gently simmer until the pasta is tender, about 25 minutes.

Stir every five minutes, to keep the pasta from sticking to the saucepan bottom.

Recipe Health Review:

How Healthy is the South Of The Border Casserole Recipe?

Recipe makes: 6 servings.

Healthy eating information for 1 serving(s):

Watchful Nutrition
Calories: 373
Carbohydrates: 42
Total Fat: 5
Saturated Fat:
Cholesterol: 52
Sodium: 845
Good for You
Fiber: 2
Protein: 25
Weight Watchers
Points: 7