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Mexican Tortilla Casserole


Mexican Tortilla Casserole

Mexican Tortilla Casserole is an easy-to-prepare, vegetarian meal that’s perfect for weeknight meals or a gathering of friends.

You can easily add meat for a heartier dish! This tortilla casserole recipe is an easy make-ahead meal; not only does it freeze and reheat well, but it’s especially great for guests.

You can prepare the entire thing in advance and then bake 20 minutes before dinner.

Ingredients:

1lb. ground beef

1/2 cup diced onion

1 pack taco seasoning mix

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

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

1 cup prepared rice (I used Minute Rice)

1 can Mexican blend corn (DRAINED)will only use about 1/2 can

4-5 large flour tortillas

8 oz of thick chunky salsa (your choice mild or hot)

Instructions:

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 on it, top with 1/3 of the meat, and sprinkle on some cheese.

2nd layer tortilla, 1/2 the rice, 1/2 salsa, 1/2 the corn and cheese

3rd layer tortilla, 1/3 beans,1/3meat, cheese

4 layer tortilla. beans, meat, corn, rice, salsa, and cheese

Bake covered with foil at 350 for about 40 minutes uncover and bake 10-15 minutes longer. let sit 5 minutes before cutting.

After baking top with sour cream, diced onion, and shredded lettuce if desired.

Enjoy...!

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