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.
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)
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.
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