Why This Recipe Works
This casserole—consisting of ground beef, canned chopped green chiles, and diced tomatoes sitting atop egg noodles and combined with sour cream and lots of cheese—originated in Mississippi. For our version, we created a flavorful meaty layer combining ground beef, onion, garlic, and spicy canned Ro-tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies. To prevent the noodle layer from overcooking, we parcooked the noodles for 3 minutes instead of fully cooking them. For a creamy, saucy texture, we turned to Colby Jack cheese and sour cream, and we mixed in some cream cheese and cornstarch to prevent the sour cream from breaking.