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!!
1poundlean 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 chilies,undrained
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.
Remove foil and place under the broiler just until the cheese starts to brown.
Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with sour cream and salsa.
Can substitute ground turkey for ground beef.Can skip putting the casserole under the broiler, if desired. I used Ranch Style Beans in this recipe. If you can't find them, you can substitute a can of chili beans.