Mexican Casserole Recipe
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Mexican Casserole Recipe

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Born out of a need to rid the fridge of extras, this recipe is flexible. Add more corn to make it sweeter, if you like. You can also spice it up as hot or mild as you want.—David Mills, Indianapolis, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 6 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced ripe olives and sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 546 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 1368mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, combine beans and salsa. Cover and microwave for 1-2 minutes or until spreadable.
  3. Place three tortillas in a greased round 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Layer with half of the beef, bean mixture, corn and cheese; repeat layers.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, olives and sour cream if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Casserole in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p16

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chefheidi18 User ID: 8210724 250526
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

"I would have rather had tacos."

bahaokie User ID: 2608373 224393
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"Better with corn tortillas!"

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 216451
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"Very good. I did add green chiles and sliced black olives. It was quite spicy for me, but my husband really liked it. I will be making this again. Thanks for a good recipe!"

MzMillie User ID: 6806142 91637
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014


Grace1018 User ID: 7559734 160757
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"My husband said that this was his favorite Mexican dish. I added black beans because I love them. It was delicious!"

kerrizims User ID: 2706618 73402
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"Loved this recipe! I made it with ground chicken and it was great! I also used fresh medium salsa and it was great flavor."

Bajaspeed User ID: 6369857 91636
Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"My entire family loved it. Even my daughter who doesn't like things mixed together."

redmonc1 User ID: 3906907 114112
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"It was good, but a little dry to me. Maybe I did something wrong. My husband and son loved it."

kathyss User ID: 3794793 160160
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"We loved it ! We just used a whole pkg ( 2 1/4 lbs) of ground chuck. That seemed to work ok for us. Delicious !"

bulbsmore4 User ID: 7134751 92925
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"Loved how easy this was. Hubby likes it which is always a plus. I made it healthy by substituting fat free refried bean, low fat mozzarella. I used spicy taco seasoning."

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