Mexican Tortilla Casserole

Mexican tortilla casserole is a great recipe to make on the weekend, and have leftovers during the week. I changed this recipe to remove the rice, which my family doesn't care for and added Monterrey Jack cheese to the refried beans to make them creamy and inviting.

Photo by Louise H.
Adapted from howtocookguide.com
Easy to make and yummy stacked Mexican tortilla casserole.

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Adapted from howtocookguide.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound ground beef

  • 1/2

    cup onion, diced

  • 1

    pack taco seasoning mix

  • 2

    cups cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 4

    ounces Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded

  • 1

    can refried beans (they spread easier if you warm them in microwave)

  • 1/2

    (8-ounce) package Monterrey Jack cheese, grated or cut in chunks to mix into the preheated refried beans (makes them creamy and flavorful)

  • 1

    can Mexican blend corn, drained, optional

  • 4 to 5

    large flour tortillas

  • 8

    ounces thick chunky salsa (your choice mild or hot)

Directions

Place a can of refried beans and 1/2 Monterrey Jack cheese chunks into a medium bowl and stir until cheese has melted and incorporated into the beans. Set aside. Spray a spring form, round cake pan or casserole with cooking spray Brown ground beef, and onion and drain. Add taco seasonings and cook according to package direction. Lay 1 tortilla in bottom of baking dish and spread 1/3 of bean and cheese mixture, top with 1/3 of the meat and sprinkle on some cheese. 2nd layer tortilla, 1/2 salsa, 1/2 the corn and cheese mix. 3rd layer tortilla, 1/3 beans and cheese mixture, 1/3 meat, the yellow cheese mix. 4th layer tortilla, beans with the jack cheese in them, meat, corn, salsa and cheese mix Bake covered with foil at 350°F for about 40 minutes, uncover and bake 10 to 15 minutes longer, let sit 5 minutes before cutting. After baking top with sour cream, diced onion and shredded lettuce if desired.

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