Mexican Casserole

This enticing dish layers flavors and textures reminiscent of the vibrant cuisine of Mexico into a comforting and hearty casserole. Each bite offers a tantalizing fusion of ingredients, carefully assembled to create a harmonious balance of spice, richness, and comforting warmth.

At its heart lies a savory mixture of seasoned ground beef, cooked to perfection with aromatic spices such as cumin, chili powder, and paprika. This flavorful base provides a robust foundation for the layers that follow, infusing the entire casserole with a depth of flavor that satisfies the senses.

Nestled among the seasoned beef are tender black beans, their creamy texture and earthy flavor adding substance and richness to the dish. These legumes contribute not only protein but also a satisfying heartiness that ensures each bite is as fulfilling as it is delicious.

Next comes a layer of sweet corn, its kernels bursting with freshness and sweetness that provide a delightful contrast to the savory elements of the casserole. The corn adds a pop of color and flavor, infusing the dish with a touch of brightness that evokes the sunny spirit of Mexican cuisine.

Blanketing the layers below is a generous portion of melted cheese, its gooey richness enveloping the entire casserole in a blanket of irresistible decadence. Whether it’s sharp cheddar, creamy Monterey Jack, or a blend of both, the cheese adds a lusciousness that ties the disparate elements together, creating a cohesive and indulgent dish.

Finally, the casserole is baked to golden perfection, the aroma of melted cheese and spices filling the kitchen with anticipation. As it emerges from the oven, bubbling and fragrant, each spoonful reveals a symphony of flavors that transports diners to the bustling markets and sun-drenched streets of Mexico.

Whether served as a comforting family meal or presented as a crowd-pleasing dish at gatherings and potlucks, this Mexican Casserole is sure to delight palates and warm hearts with its comforting embrace of bold flavors and satisfying textures.


1 pound lean ground beef
1 small chopped onion
1 can Ranch Style beans
10-12 oz tortilla chips, crushed
1 can Rotel tomatoes
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup water
Optional: add some 1/4 cup corn and 1/4 cup diced bell peppers


1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease 9×13 casserole dish.

2. Cook and brown ground beef in a skillet. Drain excess fat.

3. Add chopped onions, beans, tomatoes, water, soup, and taco seasoning. Simmer over medium-low heat until everything is heated through.

4. Layer in half of crushed chips followed by the meat mixture and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Repeat layer. (If desired, can also top with more crushed tips if you want.)

5. Cover and bake for 25 minutes, or until bubbly.

Cool slightly before serving.

Mexican Casserole is a crowd-pleasing dish that brings the flavors of Mexico to your table. Whether served as a main course or as part of a Mexican-inspired feast, it is sure to delight your family and guests. Enjoy!

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