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Mexican Casserole Recipes

If Mexican food always sounds like a good idea in your house the way it does in ours, then this ultimate Mexican Casserole is a must for your meal plan this week! It combines pantry staples with fresh ingredients for that rich, cheesy Southwest sensation that we never seem to stop craving.

Thanks to the main ingredients that are often on hand at home – brown rice, canned beans and tomatoes, and cheese – this recipe is the pinnacle of easy and healthy comfort food. This Mexican casserole with rice is a good Mexican dish because it relies on classic Mexican flavors, but with a healthy spin.

 

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

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain excess fat if desired.
After beef is browned, add taco seasoning, beans, diced tomatoes/green chilies, and soup. Mix well and heat.

In a 13×9 baking dish, cover bottom of the dish with about a cup of meat mixture.

Top this mixture with a single layer of corn tortillas.
Put 1/2 of the remaining meat mixture on top of the tortilla layer and then cover with cheese.
Repeat a layer of corn tortillas.
Place remaining meat mixture on top and finish off with the remaining cheese.
Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes, uncovered.
Serve with tortilla chips if desired.

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