1 pound lean ground beef
1 can (16 oz) refried beans
2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1 package manicotti shells 8 oz
2 1/2 cups water
1 jar (16 oz) picante sauce
2 cups (16 oz) sour cream
1 cup (4 oz) shredded Monterrey Jack or Mexican style cheese
In a bowl combine the UNCOOKED beef, beans, chili powder, & oregano. Spoon into UNCOOKED manicotti shells, arrange in a greased 13"X9"X2" baking dish. Combine water & picante sauce, pour over shells.
If freezing: Cover & freeze.
If making this meal to eat without freezing: Assemble, cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Thaw completely in refrigerator before baking. Cover & bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hour. Uncover, spoon sour cream over the top and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted