Pressed for time but craving something delicious for dinner? This Easy Mexican Casserole is a perfect choice, combining lean ground beef, flavorful ranch-style beans, and crunchy tortilla chips, all topped with melted cheese, creamy chicken, and a dollop of sour cream.
I’ve always had a penchant for homemade Mexican cuisine, often opting for enchiladas. However, I decided to mix things up with this casserole—it’s a delightful twist on our typical Mexican dinner nights.
You’ll need these ingredients:
1 pound of lean ground beef
1 can of Ranch Style beans
1 bag (10-12 ounces) of tortilla chips, crushed
1 can of Ro-tel tomatoes
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, split into halves
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup of water
Sour cream and salsa, for garnish
Here’s how to whip up the Easy Mexican Casserole:
Start by heating your oven to 325°F.
Use a sizable skillet to brown the ground beef, then drain any excess fat. Combine the beans, Ro-tel tomatoes, chopped onion, taco seasoning, chicken soup, and water with the meat. Let this mixture simmer on medium-low heat until it’s thoroughly combined and warmed.
Take a 9×13-inch casserole dish and lightly grease it. Create a base layer with the crushed tortilla chips. Over the chips, spread a layer of the beef and bean mixture, then sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese. Repeat these layers once more. Cover the dish with foil and place it in the oven. Let it bake for 20-30 minutes, or until it’s hot and bubbly.
After removing the casserole from the oven, let it rest for 5-10 minutes. This is the perfect time to gather everyone at the table. Serve the casserole topped with a spoonful of sour cream and a generous scoop of salsa.
Enjoy this comforting and quick twist on a Mexican classic that’s sure to become a new favorite!