Food Recipes

Mexican Tortilla Casserole

  1. Prepare the Pan:
    • Preheat your oven to 350ยฐF (175ยฐC).
    • Grease a springform pan, round cake pan, or casserole dish with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. Cook the Beef and Onions:
    • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and diced onion until the beef is fully cooked and onions are soft. Drain any excess fat.
    • Add the taco seasoning mix to the skillet and cook according to package directions, ensuring the beef is well-seasoned.
  3. Assemble the Casserole:First Layer:
    • Place one flour tortilla at the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
    • Spread 1/3 of the warmed refried beans over the tortilla, followed by 1/3 of the seasoned ground beef mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
    Second Layer:
    • Add another tortilla, then spread half of the prepared rice over it.
    • Layer with half of the salsa, half of the drained corn, and a portion of shredded cheese.
    Third Layer:
    • Place another tortilla on top, spread 1/3 of the refried beans, followed by 1/3 of the ground beef mixture, and sprinkle with cheese.
    Fourth Layer:
    • Add the final tortilla, then layer with the remaining beans, the rest of the ground beef mixture, the remaining corn, rice, salsa, and a final sprinkle of shredded cheese.
  4. Bake the Casserole:
    • Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes.
    • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Let It Rest:
    • Allow the casserole to rest for about 5 minutes before cutting. This helps it set and makes slicing easier.
  6. Serve and Garnish:
    • Serve the casserole hot, optionally topped with sour cream, diced onion, and shredded lettuce for added flavor and texture.

Tips and Variations:

  • Vegetarian Option: Substitute ground beef with a plant-based ground meat alternative or extra beans.
  • Spice Level: Adjust by choosing mild, medium, or hot salsa. Add sliced jalapeรฑos for an extra kick if desired.
  • Cheese Variety: Mix in Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese blend for different flavor profiles.

Conclusion:

Mexican Tortilla Casserole is a versatile dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Layers of seasoned beef, beans, rice, corn, and cheese come together to create a hearty and satisfying meal. Whether it’s a family dinner or a casual gathering with friends, this casserole is sure to please. Enjoy the rich flavors of this Mexican-inspired dish and customize it to suit your preferences!

๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ž๐ง ๐๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐๐š๐ ๐ž...

Previous page 1 2

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button