Beef & Black Eyed Pea Burrito Casserole

Beef & Black-Eyed Pea Burrito Casserole – easy Mexican lasagna casserole. This is a cross between king ranch casserole and enchiladas. Super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Taco meat, Rotel tomatoes, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, enchilada sauce, black-eyed peas, corn tortillas, and cheese. One of the best Mexican casseroles we’ve ever eaten! Serve with some Mexican rice or a salad. Great for New Year’s Day and Taco Tuesday!

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New Year’s is coming up. I don’t know about you, but I always eat black-eyed peas for luck in the new year! This year we are having this Beef & Black-Eyed Pea Burrito Casserole. Taco meat, Rotel tomatoes, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, enchilada sauce, black-eyed peas, tortillas, and cheese. This is a cross between king ranch casserole and enchiladas, and is one of the best Mexican casseroles we’ve ever eaten! You must give this a try!

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How to Make Beef & Black Eyed Pea Burrito Casserole

This casserole is very easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Start by cooking ground beef in a skillet. Add taco seasoning and water and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Mix in Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, enchilada sauce, a dash of hot sauce, and black eyed peas. Layer ground beef mixture, corn tortillas, and cheese alternately in a baking dish. Bake until bubbly.

  • You can substitute ground turkey for beef.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • You can use any condensed soup that you prefer. Cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery all work great.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-cream-of-chicken-soup/
  • I used corn tortillas. Feel free to use flour tortillas if you prefer.
  • Is Burrito Casserole spicy? We did not think this was spicy. If you are worried about the heat, use MILD Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles.
  • For a gluten-free casserole, use gluten-free soup and enchilada sauce.
  • Can Burrito Casserole be made in advance? Yes. You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake.
  • Can Burrito Casserole be frozen? Yes. You can assemble the casserole and let it cool completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
    • You can also freeze the baked casserole and reheat it in the oven or microwave.
slice of burrito casserole with black eyed peas

What to Serve with Mexican Casserole

This casserole has quickly become a favorite at our house. We’ve made it several times and always enjoy it. Top the casserole with our favorite taco toppings – lettuce, tomato, sour cream, jalapeños, and salsa. We like to serve this with a salad or some Mexican rice. Either way, it is delicious! Add this to your menu ASAP!

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Beef & Black Eyed Pea Burrito Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Beef & Black-Eyed Pea Burrito Casserole – a cross between king ranch casserole and enchiladas. Super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Taco meat, Rotel tomatoes, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, enchilada sauce, black-eyed peas, corn tortillas, and cheese. One of the best Mexican casseroles we've ever eaten! Serve with some Mexican rice or a salad. Great for New Year's Day and Taco Tuesday!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain fat. Add taco seasoning and water. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in Rotel tomatoes, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, enchilada sauce, hot sauce, and black eyed peas.
  • Spread ½ to ¾ cup of the meat mixture in the bottom of the baking dish. Top with ⅓ of the tortillas, ⅓ of the remaining meat mixture, and 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers 2 more times.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until bubbly.

Notes:

  • You can substitute ground turkey for beef.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • You can use any condensed soup that you prefer. Cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery all work great.
  • I suggest using Unsalted Cream of Chicken & Mushroom Soups in this dish to control the sodium.
  • I used corn tortillas. Feel free to use flour tortillas if you prefer.
  • Is Burrito Casserole spicy? We did not think this was spicy. If you are worried about the heat, use MILD Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles.
  • For a gluten-free casserole, use gluten-free soup and enchilada sauce.
  • Can Burrito Casserole be made in advance? Yes. You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake.
  • Can Burrito Casserole be frozen? Yes. You can assemble the casserole and let it cool completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
    • You can also freeze the baked casserole and reheat it in the oven or microwave.

Steph

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  1. This was really good. I wasn’t sure how the black eyed peas would turn out, but you can’t taste them at all. Very very good meal. Leftovers tasted even better!

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