This casserole tastes like a taco salad and is a breeze to assemble. I crush tortilla chips to form a bottom layer, then spread on refried beans, a spicy meat mixture and cheese. —Rhonda McKee, Greensburg, Kansas
“I love to cook and eat all types of food,” writes Barbara Willmitch from Younstown, Ohio. “But this tasty dish is a real hit with my daughter and her friends. It has a mildly Mexican-style flavor that both young and old can enjoy.”
I came up with this kid-friendly Southwestern recipe one afternoon when I was using up leftover spaghetti and ground beef. When I'm lucky enough to have extra time, I make two batches and freeze one. —Johanna Van Ness, Wichita, KS
"Our family lives and works on a ranch," remarks Ronna Lewis from Plains, Kansas. "I like to fix this nicely seasoned casserole ahead of time and freeze it for later use. It's good with a tossed salad or nacho chips and dip."
Crushed corn chips offer a lively crunch to this yummy main dish from Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington. "Cut into neat wedges, this pie is a fun, fuss-free way of serving tacos without the mess," she notes.
My two teenagers enjoy the taco taste of this hearty main dish, and I appreciate the fact that there's no mess. We like to eat it on cool fall days or snowy winter nights.—Janice Steimer, Rochester, New York
It’s easy to satisfy a large group when you serve this main dish, because it makes three colorful casseroles. It’s hearty with ground beef and beans and mildly spiced to please most any palate.—Alison Gilmore, Portland, Oregon
Jimmy Dean® turns this simple dish into a dinnertime favorite! This delicious Mexican casserole layered with tortilla chips, Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage, tomatoes and kidney beans will spice up any dinner. Recipe provided by Jimmy Dean®