Beef Tortilla Casserole Recipe
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Beef Tortilla Casserole Recipe

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The mild taco flavor of this microwaved main dish is complemented by sour cream and two kinds of cheese. —Patty Burchett, Louisville, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) taco sauce
  • 6 corn tortillas (6 inches), halved and cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 439 calories, 27 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Directions

  1. Crumble beef into a large microwave-safe dish. Stir in onion. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 6-7 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring and draining every 2 minutes. Stir in taco sauce and tortillas.
  2. In a greased 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish, layer half of the beef mixture, sour cream and cheeses. Repeat layers. Cover and cook at 70% power for 7-9 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 2-4 minutes before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Beef Tortilla Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 439 calories, 27 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Reviews for Beef Tortilla Casserole

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

Our family loved this recipe. I made some modifications though. First I used only 1 pound of ground beef and browned it in a cast iron skillet with onions. Then I used 8 oz of tomato sauce plus taco seasoning. When I went to layer the ingredients, I added a can of corn to make it more filling without the extra beef. I also cut 1 inch strips of corn tortillas and browned them in a little bit of olive oil for the top. Then I heated the casserole in the oven at 350 F for 15-20 minutes to keep the corn tortillas crunchy. I will be making this again! :)

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

I think something is wrong with the reciped. 2 pounds of ground beef seems like way too much meat. I made this last night and could bearly fit it into ta 2.8 liter dish. 2.8 liters is bigger than th 2.5 quart the recipe calls for. Also, 8 ounces of Taco Sauce was not enough. I added at least double that. I wonder if it should be 1 pound of ground beef. Can someone comment on this? After my husband added some hot sauce to it, he said it wasn't bad. I will attempt to make it again but with half the meet. Also, when done, it looks like it would serve 10 - 12 people.

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

This recipe is wonderful, but i have made a version with refried beans layerd in this also, and much more delious. yvonne minnesota

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

When serving, I top this with extra sour cream and homegrown tomatoes. Even my kids, who are picky eater, gobble this down! :)

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

This was awesome! I tweaked it a little and my whole family loved it! I browned the ground beef with onion in a skillet and then I was out of taco sauce and used a can of enchilda sauce. I fried the tortillas till browned. Layered it with the other ingredients and served with lettuce and tomatoes! It was never soggy. This is a quick and easy supper idea that your whole family will love!

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