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Mexican Ground Beef Casserole

Layers of tortillas, ground beef, chiles, cheese, and corn make our Easy Mexican Ground Beef Casserole a winner any night of the week!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: ground beef casserole recipe, ground beef recipes, mexican ground beef casserole, mexican meals
Servings: 8
Calories: 654kcal

Equipment

  • 9x13-inch baking dish
  • Oven
  • Aluminum foil

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground chuck cooked and drained
  • oz. taco seasoning packet
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels thawed from frozen, or freshly cooked
  • 16 oz. salsa your choice of salsa; we use medium heat
  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas you can also use flour tortillas if preferred
  • 20 oz. hatch chiles five 4 oz. cans of diced chiles
  • 10 oz. enchilada sauce mild
  • 1 lb. Mexican blend cheese shredded
  • chopped green onions and fresh tomatoes for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a skillet with cooking oil and place over medium heat on the stove. When hot, add 2 lbs. ground beef and cook until all beef is broken up and browned.
    Ground beef cooking in skillet
  • Combine ground beef with 1¼ oz. packet taco seasoning, ¾ cup water, and 1 cup chopped green onions. Stir in 16 oz. salsa and 1 cup corn kernels.
    Stirring ground beef with tomatoes and corn
  • Spray 9 by 13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Layer corn tortillas along the bottom.
    Layering corn tortillas in a glass dish
  • Top with ⅓ of the diced hatch chiles, ground beef mixture, Mexican cheese blend, and enchilada sauce.
    Ground beef mixture on top of tortillas with cheese
  • Repeat the layers twice in that order, then top everything off with your remaining cheese.
    Layered Mexican lasagna ready to bake
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Then, remove foil and bake another 10 minutes.
    Taco casserole in a glass dish up close
  • Allow Mexican ground beef casserole to sit loosely covered with foil for 10-15 minutes before serving. Top with green onions and fresh diced tomatoes. Serve and enjoy!
    Forkful of Mexican beef casserole

Notes

To make ahead of time, prepare the ground beef mixture with taco seasoning, water, and green onions as instructed. Store beef mixture for up to 4 days. Do not add the salsa or corn until ready to bake. Then, assemble as instructed, bake, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1829mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1430IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 452mg | Iron: 4.1mg