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Tahoe Casserole

While vacationing at Lake Tahoe, I needed something to fix for a large group but didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. A neighbor told me to try this recipe. It was a hit.—Mrs. Don Love, Cameron Park, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn
  • 1 can (6 ounces) ripe olives, drained and chopped, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (7 ounces) corn tortillas


  • In a skillet, cook beef, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, corn, tomatoes, half of the olives and the chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of the meat mixture, cheese and tortillas. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with remaining olives. cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through.

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  • brodie123
    Mar 30, 2012

    As I stated before you put corn tortillas down in greased pan ,then meat, then cheese and repeat with the extra olives on top. I baked it uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes and it came out hot and moist. We topped it with dollops of sour cream which we felt it really needed.

  • brodie123
    Jan 12, 2012

    You need to clarify tomatoes, but also layering in the order you give would put tortillas on top which would dry them out during baking. I imagine you should layer tortillas, meat and then cheese and repeat with cheese ending up on top.

  • grapevine60
    Sep 3, 2010

    I was looking for a recipe that I could make ahead of time, and reheat later. This was very easy, and every time I have made it whether for a church potluck or family function, I always get positive comments on it.

  • Toshies
    Jan 13, 2009

    This says to "add....tomatoes" It doesn't show additional tomatoes in the list ingredients other than the tomato sauce. Any clarification?