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Mexican Casserole with Ground Beef and Corn Tortillas

Easy and satisfying this Mexican Casserole with Ground Beef is a popular recipe around our house.

Course Casserole
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Casserole, ground beef, Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed. You can use 1 can, drained. I prefer 1 cup frozen corn.
  • 1-15 ounce black beans canned, drained and rinsed
  • 2-3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 - 1 cup water start with 1/2 cup. See note below.
  • 12 yellow corn tortillas
  • 2-15 ounce chopped tomatoes canned, drained
  • 8 green chile peppers Hatch, Poblano, or Pueblo, roasted, chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers, chopped tomatoes and chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large fry pan, brown ground beef. When the pink is starting to fade, add onions and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, chiles and taco seasoning and water. Mix well and simmer for 10 minutes.

  3. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. Place 1 cup of ground beef mixture on the bottom of the pan. Place half of the tortillas on top of the ground beef, overlapping and placing them so they come about 1/2 inch up the side of the casserole dish.

  5. Spoon half of the remaining beef mixture on top of the torttillas and spread the sour cream over the beef. Layer the rest of the corn tortillas and then the rest of the beef mixture. Top with the grated cheese.

  6. Place in heated 350 degree F. oven and bake for 25 minutes. Garnish with sliced jalapenos, chopped fresh tomatoes and chopped cilantro. Let stand for 5 minutes and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Important Tip: If the mixture is too watery, this will cause the corn tortillas to become soggy during baking. Different taco seasoning mixes may contain different amounts of corn starch (for the thickening agent) This is why I say start with 1/2 cup and add a little more at a time. You want the mixture a little soupy but not watery.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Casserole with Ground Beef and Corn Tortillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 177IU4%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.