Mexican Tortilla Casserole

Mexican Tortilla Casserole is a flavorful and satisfying dish that layers tortillas with a variety of ingredients such as seasoned ground beef or chicken, beans, cheese, salsa, and vegetables. Here’s a description of this delicious casserole:

To make Mexican Tortilla Casserole, start by preparing a savory filling. This typically involves browning ground beef or chicken with onions, garlic, and Mexican spices such as cumin, chili powder, and paprika. You can also add diced bell peppers, corn, and black beans for extra flavor and texture.

Once the filling is cooked, it’s time to assemble the casserole. Begin by layering corn tortillas on the bottom of a baking dish to form the base. Spread a portion of the meat mixture over the tortillas, followed by a layer of salsa and a generous sprinkling of shredded cheese. Repeat the layers until you’ve used up all the ingredients, finishing with a layer of cheese on top.

Bake the casserole in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the tortillas are golden brown around the edges. Once baked, let the casserole cool slightly before serving.

Mexican Tortilla Casserole is a versatile dish that can be customized to suit your taste preferences. You can add additional toppings such as sliced jalapeños, diced tomatoes, olives, or green onions for extra flavor and color. Serve the casserole with your favorite toppings such as sour cream, guacamole, or chopped cilantro for a delicious and satisfying meal that’s sure to please the whole family.


  • 1lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onion…
  • 1 pack taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can refried beans (they 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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