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Easy Throw Together Mexican Casserole

Today, I’m thrilled to share my twist on a beloved classic: Mexican Casserole. This dish holds a special place in my heart, as it’s the recipe my mother made for us while I was growing up.

Let’s Dig Into This Hearty, Homemade Mexican Casserole!

If Mexican food is a family favorite, as it is in our home, you won’t want to miss this ultimate Mexican Casserole on your weekly menu!

This casserole perfectly blends pantry staples with fresh ingredients, creating a mouthwatering, cheesy dish that’s simply irresistible. So, why wait? Let’s get cooking and enjoy this Mexican masterpiece tonight! 🌮🧀

Mexican Casserole

To Make The Easiest Mexican Casserole You Will Need:

(Full measurements listed below)

  • Meat: Ground beef
  • Veggies: White onion, Poblano pepper, garlic
  • Canned  goods: Cream of chicken soup, tomato sauce
  • Seasoning: Taco Bell seasoning, salt and pepper
  • Others: Tortillas and Cheddar cheese

How To Make Mexican Casserole, Step-By-Step:

Step 1: In a skillet, cook 1 pound of ground beef. Add half of a white onion, poblano pepper, and 2-3 cloves of garlic. Cook until the meat is done and drain it.

Step 2: In the skillet with cooked meat, add cream of chicken soup and tomato sauce. Mix in Taco Bell seasoning until well combined.

Step 3: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 4: Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Line the bottom with 3 torn tortillas. Add half of the meat mixture and a bit of cheddar cheese.

Step 4: Repeat with 3 more tortillas. Add the remaining meat mixture and more cheese.

Step 5: Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes then enjoy your freshly made Mexican Casserole.

Estimate Nutritional Information:

Serving: 1 serving

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1708mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 1245IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Mexican Casserole Cooking Tips:

Customize Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the level of spiciness by using mild or hot taco seasoning. You can also add extra chili powder or jalapeños for more heat.

Tortilla Types: While the recipe mentions torn tortillas, you can also use tortilla chips or strips for added texture.

Vegetarian Option: If you prefer a meatless version, substitute the ground beef with black beans, lentils, or your favorite meat alternative.

Fresh vs. Canned Ingredients: You can use fresh tomatoes instead of canned tomato sauce, and make homemade cream of chicken soup if you prefer.

Topping Variations: Before baking, consider adding toppings like sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, or green onions for extra flavor and color.

Preventing Sogginess: To prevent a soggy casserole, drain the meat well after cooking and avoid adding excess sauce. Patting the tortillas dry can also help.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can I prepare this casserole in advance?

Yes, you can assemble the casserole a day ahead and refrigerate it. When you’re ready to bake, allow for a little extra cooking time since it will be cold from the fridge.

2. Can I freeze Mexican Casserole?

Absolutely. To freeze, assemble the casserole, but don’t bake it. Cover tightly with foil and freeze. When you’re ready to enjoy it, bake from frozen, adding extra time until it’s heated through.

3. What are some good side dishes to serve with this casserole?

Mexican rice, a side salad, or simple guacamole make excellent companions to this casserole.

4. How can I make it healthier?

You can opt for lean ground beef, use whole-grain tortillas, and reduce the cheese quantity to make this dish a bit healthier.

5. Can I use different types of meat?

Yes, ground chicken or turkey can be used as alternatives to ground beef for a lighter option.

6. Is there a substitute for Taco Bell seasoning?

You can make your own seasoning blend using a mix of chili powder, cumin, paprika, and other spices if you don’t have Taco Bell seasoning on hand.

Roll Up Your Sleeves And Let’s Make This Delicious Mexican Casserole!

And there you have it, the scrumptious Mexican Casserole recipe that’s bound to be a hit at your dinner table. If you give it a try, don’t forget to snap a photo and share it on Pinterest and Facebook.

Keep exploring new flavors, and remember to follow us for more delicious recipes in the future. Until next time, happy cooking! 🌮🧀😄

Easy Throw Toghether Mexican Casserole

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: calories fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • ½ cup white onion
  • 1 Poblano pepper
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can tomato sauce:
  • 1 packet of Taco Bell seasoning
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 1-2 cup Cheddar cheese

Instructions

Step 1: In a skillet, cook 1 pound of ground beef. Add half of a white onion, poblano pepper, and 2-3 cloves of garlic. Cook until the meat is done and drain it.

Step 2: In the skillet with cooked meat, add cream of chicken soup and tomato sauce. Mix in Taco Bell seasoning until well combined.

Step 3: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 4: Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Line the bottom with 3 torn tortillas. Add half of the meat mixture and a bit of cheddar cheese.

Step 4: Repeat with 3 more tortillas. Add the remaining meat mixture and more cheese.

Step 5: Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes then enjoy your freshly made Mexican Casserole.

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