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tostada casserole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Debra Smith
Taylorsville, UT

I love this recipe because it is so versatile! If you like it hot and spicy, add jalepeno peppers. This can also be used as a dip! My family loves it and there is never anything left when taking it to a party!

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For tostada casserole

  • one lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lg
    ripe tomatoe, diced, or 14 oz diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 md
    lettuce head, shredded
  • 7 oz can
    green chile peppers (undrained)
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 small pkg
    corn chips, crushed
  • 16 oz can
    refried beans
  • 1 Tbsp
    crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 md
    chopped onion
  • 2 c
    monteray jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 small can
    jalepeno peppers, chopped (undrained)
  • 1 pkg
    optional: 1 package taco seasoning

How To Make tostada casserole

  • 1
    brown ground beef, garlic, onion and salt and pepper until ground beef no longer pink. Drain grease from pan. *optional: Stir in 1 package taco seasoning after grease is drained.
  • 2
    On medium to low heat: In large pot, add beef ingrediants and shredded lettuce and cook until lettuce is wilted. Add can of refried beans, tomatoes, diced green chile peppers and jalepeno peppers. Mix ingrediants thoroughly. Stir in the mayonnaise, ketchup and small package of corn chips and 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese. Cover pot with lid and simmer for an hour or longer to enhance flavor, stirring occasionally. Top with 2nd package crushed corn chips and 1/2 cup cheese just before serving.
  • 3
    This recipe can be adjusted very easily to individual tastes and the ingrediants can be doubled or tripled for a great crowd pleaser! Serve with flour tortillas to make great burritos, or as a dip, serve with corn chips. * This recipe can be made ahead in crockpot. Cook low for 4 hours or longer to enhance flavor, with exceptions of beef, onion and garlic which needs to be cooked ahead and then added to crockpot.