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Mexican Casserole is an easy weeknight dinner that will curb any craving for Mexican food. Simple ingredients are layered together to make a delicious casserole that the whole family will love.
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Mexican Casserole - Layered Tacos!
  2. Why We Love This Mexican Casserole Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Mexican Casserole
  7. Storage Tips
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Other Easy Casserole Recipes
  10. Mexican Casserole Recipe

The Ultimate Mexican Casserole is an easy weeknight dinner that will curb any craving for Mexican food. Simple ingredients, like Tortilla chips, ground beef, corn, taco seasoning are layered together and topped with cheese to make a delicious casserole that the whole family will love.

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Easy Mexican Casserole – Layered Tacos!

Mexican Casserole is an easy weeknight dish that curbs the craving for Mexican-style cuisine. If your family is like mine, you crave Mexican food on a regular basis. This is the perfect casserole that can be put together quickly any night of the week.

This layered dish is made with all of the go-to taco ingredients such as corn chips, ground beef, salsa, and cheese. Finished off with your favorite taco toppings. It truly hits the spot every time, and couldn’t be easier to throw together!

Why We Love This Mexican Casserole Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make -ready in 45 minutes.
  • Combination of pantry staples and fresh ingredients.
  • Delicious Mexican flavors in a layered casserole.
  • Great for a weeknight dinner.

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Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Ground beef
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Garlic salt
  • Taco seasoning -your favorite taco seasoning package
  • Green chilies
  • Black beans
  • Corn -frozen
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa – one jar of your favorite style
  • Tortilla chips 
  • Cheddar cheese 
  • Toppings for garnish – optional

Substitutions and Additions

  • GROUND BEEF: Feel free to use ground chicken or ground turkey as a substitute for ground beef. 
  • CHEESE: You can use any type of shredded cheese that you like. Sometimes I like to combine pepper jack and cheddar cheeses for this recipe!
  • FRITOS: I like to use Fritos as a substitute for the tortilla corn chips, they have such a great flavor and add a little something extra to this recipe.
  • TOPPINGS: Optional toppings could be olives, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, green onions, additional sour cream and corn chips
  • Baking dish
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How to Make Mexican Casserole

This recipe comes together quickly in just 15 minutes of prep. It’s so easy to gather the ingredients and layer them in a casserole. Then, simply pop in the oven to bake!

  1. Brown the ground beef with the chopped onions and garlic. Add garlic salt and taco seasoning to the meat and stir. Stir in the beans, corn, and chilies. Stir until heated through.
  2. Fill the bottom of a prepared pan with corn chips. Spoon the meat mixture over the chips.
  3. Drop the sour cream by spoonfuls over the meat mixture, spread around. Pour salsa over the sour cream.
  4. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: Leftovers can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight freezer safe container. Be sure to let the casserole thaw in the fridge before reheating.
  • To Reheat: You can reheat leftovers in a baking dish in the oven at 350, or simply pop the leftovers in the microwave!
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to serve with Mexican casserole?

I love to serve this casserole with a side of Spanish rice. It just adds a little something extra. It’s even delicious to mix the rice into the casserole. You can go wrong serving it with chips and salsa, such as our corn salsa, and guacamole. Another delicious side is homemade Mexican street corn salsa. Yum!

Can I make Mexican casserole ahead of time?

I wouldn’t recommend making this entire casserole ahead of time, but if you’re looking to cut down the prep time, you can most definitely prepare the ingredients ahead of time. Cut up the onions and cook your ground beef. That way when you are ready, all you have to do is assemble the casserole and cook!

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Other Easy Casserole Recipes

5 from 18 votes
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Mexican Casserole

Serves — 10
Mexican Casserole is an easy weeknight dinner that will curb any craving for Mexican food. Simple ingredients are layered together to make a delicious casserole that the whole family will love.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning (or your favorite taco seasoning package)
  • 4 ounce can green chilies
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn frozen
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 24 oz jar of salsa your favorite style
  • 9.25 oz bag corn chips (reserve out ½ cup for topping if desired)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • Optional serving toppings: Olives, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, green onions, additional sour cream, crushed corn chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet brown the ground beef with the chopped onions and garlic. Drain off any extra grease.
  • Add the garlic salt and taco seasoning to the meat and stir to mix.
  • Stir in the beans, corn and green chilies and stir until heated through. Set aside.
  • Spray the bottom of a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.
  • Fill the bottom of the pan with corn chips.
  • Spoon the ground beef mixture over the chips.
  • Drop the sour cream by spoonfuls over the meat mixture and spread around.
  • Pour the salsa over the sour cream.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: Leftovers can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight freezer safe container. Be sure to let the casserole thaw in the fridge before reheating.
  • To Reheat: You can reheat leftovers in a baking dish in the oven at 350, or simply pop the leftovers in the microwave!

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 929IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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