Refried Bean Cannelloni

    45 minutes

    This is a great take on cannelloni with a Mexican theme from tasty refried beans and salsa. It's also very easy to make since it's done in the microwave.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g beef mince
    • 500g tinned refried beans
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 250g cannelloni shells, uncooked
    • 1 1/4 cups (285ml) water
    • 500g picante salsa
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
    • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions for garnish

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Grease a microwave-safe 20x30cm baking dish and set aside.
    2. Heat a frypan over medium-high heat and cook and stir the beef until crumbly, evenly browned and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.
    3. Mix together the cooked beef mince, refried beans, oregano and cumin in a bowl. Spoon the mixture into uncooked cannelloni shells and place the filled shells into the baking dish. Combine the water and salsa in a bowl and pour over the shells.
    4. Cover the dish with microwave-safe cling wrap, cut a few holes in the wrap with a knife to vent and microwave on High power for 10 minutes. Carefully pull back the cling wrap to avoid steam and turn the shells over with tongs. Replace the plastic and microwave an additional 15 to 20 minutes on Medium power until the shells are cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
    5. Pull off the cling wrap and spoon sour cream over the shells. Sprinkle with cheese and chopped spring onions for garnish.

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    I did this is in the oven instead of the microwave method. We didn't use sour cream and I added a couple of tablespoons of taco seasoning to the meat when cooking it. Turned out great.  -  24 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have been making this for years to raves from my guests! My sister got the recipe out of the newspaper and thought it was good enough to send to me. She was right! I cook it in the oven as I prefer not to use the microwave.  -  20 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I grew up on this recipes, it is one of my favorites. The only thing I do differently is I mix the sour cream and green onions together with a can of sliced black olives (drained) and spoon on top after shells are done cooking then I sprinkle the Monterey jack cheese on top and microwave for another 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.  -  21 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)