Easy Mexican recipes like this Layered Mexican Casserole are lifesavers when you need a good last-minute dinner idea.
You can always count on ground beef casserole recipes to stretch the meat budget and you can count on this easy, affordable family dinner recipe to make everyone at the dinner table happy, too.
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You can easily substitute ground turkey or chicken in this recipe or even leave the meat out entirely and increase the beans for a satisfying meatless meal.
Using some or all of the suggested garnishes eliminates the need for a side dish or salad and they are terrific accompaniments for this tasty casserole.
Baked Spaghetti and Chili Con Carne are two more easy dinner recipes that make the most of your grocery dollar with affordable ingredients that can feed several people.
Makes 8 servings
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish
Layered Mexican Casserole Recipe Ingredients
- 1 pound ground round (or ground turkey or chicken)
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 Cups chunky-style salsa
- 2 Tablespoons Italian salad dressing
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste (optional)
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 Tablespoons dry taco seasoning
- 8 corn tortillas (6-inch)
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- 8 ounces Cheddar or Mexican-style cheese, shredded
Layered Mexican Casserole Recipe Preparation
Garnishes: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, chopped green onions, cilantro, sliced black olives
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Saute beef with onions until beef is browned and onions are tender. Drain fat. Stir salsa, dressing, hot sauce, beans and seasoning into beef.
Spread 1/2 Cup sauce evenly in bottom of prepared dish. Cover with 4 tortillas. Top with half the meat mixture, sour cream and cheese. Repeat one more time. Cover dish tightly with foil.
Bake 30 minutes on middle rack of a 400 degree oven, then remove foil. Continue baking about 10 more minutes or until cheese melts and casserole is heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
Cut into squares and serve with garnishes, if desired.