tortilla casserole

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By Maggie M
from In The Kitchen, OH

It's a casserole that is kind of like a burrito and a tostada and an enchilada all mixed together. It's easy and very tasty. We really like the great flavor of the yellow corn tortillas but those flour tortillas are so nice and soft but then the crispy tostada tortillas add such a great crunch and texture it's hard to decide which we like better. Perhaps we need to try mixing all of them into one next time and we won't have to choose! Feel free to adjust seasonings and amounts of toppings to your own liking.

serves 4
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tortilla casserole

  • 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1/4 c
    chopped onion - more to taste
  • 1 can
    4 oz size diced green chilis
  • 1-1/2 c
    refried beans - canned or home made
  • 1 c
    salsa or enchilada sauce
  • 2 c
    shredded cheese - cheddar, monterey jack, pepper jack or a combo
  • 5
    6" or 8" tortillas - see note
  • 1/3 can
    sliced black olives - more to taste
  • 1/3 c
    chopped fresh tomatoes - more to taste
  • sour cream for garnish
  • sliced green onion for garnish
  • taco or hot sauce for garnish

How To Make tortilla casserole

  • 1
    NOTE: This can be made with flour tortillas, corn tortillas or even crispy tostada tortillas.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 375. Spray an 8" cake pan or pie dish and set aside.
  • 3
    In a saucepan, cook the ground beef and onion until the onion is tender. Drain well then return to pot and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Stir to coat. Add the diced green chilies and stir to combine. Add the refried beans and stir until everything is mixed well. Heat just until warmed through.
  • 4
    Spread a couple Tbsp of salsa or enchilada sauce over the bottom of the prepared dish. Place one tortilla on top of the salsa or enchilada sauce in the bottom then place about 1/3 of the bean mixture over the tortilla and spread evenly. Drizzle with a small amount of salsa or enchilada sauce then sprinkle a small amount of cheese over the salsa. Place another tortilla over the cheese followed by more beans, then salsa or enchilada sauce then cheese. Repeat ending with a plain tortilla on top. On that final tortilla spread with salsa or enchilada sauce then the remainder of the cheese being sure to spread all the way to the sides.
  • 5
    Bake until the cheese is melted - about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and top with chopped tomato, chopped green onion and sliced black olives. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes or so before serving. Slice and serve hot garnished with additional chives, cheese and sour cream as well as taco sauce if desired.

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