Mexican Casserole

Easy 30-Minute Mexican Casserole – tortilla chips, taco meat, beans, tomatoes, and cheese – top with your favorite taco toppings! Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great kid-friendly Mexican recipe!!

Easy 30-Minute Mexican Casserole - tortilla chips, taco meat, beans, tomatoes and cheese - top with your favorite taco toppings! Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great kid-friendly mexican recipe!!

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I am always on the lookout for a great Mexican dish to make at home.  I usually make enchiladas, so I was interested in making this casserole to change up our usual Mexican night.

This casserole reminded me a lot of King Ranch Chicken but with ground beef.  This was quick and easy to put together.  I cooked my ground beef the night before and just mixed everything up when I got home from work.  This is a very hearty and filling dish.  It is also great reheated the next day.  I think this would be a great dish to serve at a potluck dinner or even a tailgate party.

Easy 30-Minute Mexican Casserole - tortilla chips, taco meat, beans, tomatoes and cheese - top with your favorite taco toppings! Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great kid-friendly mexican recipe!!

Easy Mexican Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Easy 30-Minute Mexican Casserole – tortilla chips, taco meat, beans, tomatoes, and cheese – top with your favorite taco toppings! Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great kid-friendly Mexican recipe!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (15-oz) can Ranch Style beans
  • 1 (10-12 oz) bag tortilla chips, crushed (I didn't use the whole bag)
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes & green chiles, undrained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup water
  • sour cream and salsa for serving

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large skillet, brown meat and drain off fat. Stir in beans, tomatoes, onion, taco seasoning, soup and water. Simmer over medium-low heat until everything is well combined and heated through.
  • Grease a 9×13 casserole dish. Put down a layer of crushed tortilla chips, followed by a layer of the meat/bean mixture, then half of the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers. Cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with sour cream and salsa.

Notes:

Can substitute ground turkey for ground beef.

Steph

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Comments

  1. We really like this recipe!!! Enjoyed tonight by my husband who says he doesn't like Mexican (but had 3 helpings!!!)

  2. Delicious! I just made this and added corn and used homemade taco seasoning. Also substituted half of the ground beef with ground turkey. So quick and easy! Thanks!

  3. I make this casserole all the time, been years, I have used crushed tortilla chips, but I like using corn torilla's in mine. Either way its quick, easy and delicious!

  4. I made this last night. Like you, I only used about 6-8oz of crushed tortilla chips. I couldn't find ranch-style beans in my town, so used The Homesick Texan's recipe for them; nor could I find Ro-tel tomatoes, so subbed a can of diced and added a small can of chopped green chiles. Used my own homemade taco seasoning and an organic cream soup (no HFCS or other scary ingredients). We both liked this and DH was especially doing a happy dance. ☺ Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Made this for dinner last night, another hit from Stephanie, Thanks! Cooking your sausage cheese grits this week on a all-girls trip to the beach, can't wait for that!!

  6. I have a question about this recipe, my mom will not eat anything that has anything to do with "chicken". So I'm wondering if there is another soup that you think could be substituted for the cream of chicken soup?

  7. It might be a little messy (as casseroles tend to be) but dang this looks good, Steph! I love ranch style beans.

    I might steal this one and do it in cupcake tins to make individual sized servings.

  8. I made this last night for dinner. It looked exactly like the picture, was super easy to make and tasted great. TKS for the recipe.

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