Mexican Beef Casserole Recipe

Recipe Category: Casserole


Mexican Beef Casserole Recipe


  • 1 1/2 pounda lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoona vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes or 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup chile sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly-ground pepper, to taste
  • 12 corn tortillas, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup red taco sauce
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.


  1. In a large skillet brown the beef
  2. Pour off any fat and remove beef; set aside
  3. Add oil to skillet and saute onion until limp and golden
  4. Return beef to skillet and add tomatoes, chili sauce, salt and pepper
  5. Dip tortilla quarters in taco sauce, covering both sides
  6. Cover bottom of a buttered 3-quart casserole with half the tortilla pieces, slightly overlapping
  7. Spread beef mixture over tortillas
  8. Sprinkle beef with 1 1/2 cups of the cheese
  9. Layer remaining tortilla pieces on top and spread with sour cream
  10. Sprinkle on the spinach and top with remaining cheese
  11. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes, uncovering for the last 15 minutes
  12. If re-heating, have the casserole at room temperature and bake at 375 degrees F, uncovered, until hot and bubbly

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