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Easy Mexican Casserole

Mexican Casserole

Easy Mexican Casserole is an easy, delicious and adaptable casserole your family is sure to love! This easy dinner recipe will become a family favorite.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword casserole, main dish, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 15 ounce can ranch-style beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom or chicken soup
  • 12 ounce package corn tortillas
  • 4 cups shredded cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 bag Tortilla Chips on the side if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain excess fat if desired.
  3. After beef is browned, add taco seasoning, beans, diced tomatoes/green chilies, and soup. Mix well and heat.
  4. In a 13x9 baking dish, cover bottom of the dish with about a cup of meat mixture.
  5. Top this mixture with a single layer of corn tortillas.
  6. Put 1/2 of the remaining meat mixture on top of the tortilla layer and then cover with cheese.
  7. Repeat a layer of corn tortillas.
  8. Place remaining meat mixture on top and finish off with the remaining cheese.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes, uncovered.

  10. Serve with tortilla chips if desired.

Recipe Notes

There are several ways to adapt this recipe for taste or for what you have on hand. I have used both cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup in this recipe. I think it tastes great both ways! I will sometimes add an extra can of beans or rotel to bring even more nutrition to the dish. You can add more heat to the casserole by using Hot Rotel or adding some cayenne pepper to the meat mixture. I have also used fajita seasoning when I was out of taco seasoning! The only thing that I would NOT recommend is using flour tortillas....I tried it and they were too mushy.