Cha-Cha-Cha Casserole

Sheila Devor


When my mother would make this casserole she would always tell us kids it was time to Cha-Cha-Cha so thats what we called it. It has become a tradition for my family now and they love it just like I did when I was a kid!

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20 Min
40 Min


1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 lb
ground beef, turkey, or chicken
1 c
chopped onion
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
chili powder
1 tsp
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 - 14oz. can(s)
diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 - 15oz. can(s)
corn, drained
1 - 16oz. can(s)
refried beans
1 - 4oz. can(s)
diced green chiles, drained
2 c
shredded mexican cheese blend
2 c
crushed tortilla chips
1/2 c
sliced green onions (optional)

How to Make Cha-Cha-Cha Casserole


  • 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat, onion, garlic, chili powder, salt and cumin; cook, stirring to break up meat. Stir in tomatoes, cook about 10 minutes or until liquid evaporates.
  • 3Spoon meat mixture into prepared baking dish, top with corn, beans, and chiles. Sprinkle with cheese and crushed chips. Bake 30 minutes and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with green onions, if desired.

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About Cha-Cha-Cha Casserole

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef, Turkey, Casseroles
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy