Mamaw's Mexican Casserole
This Mexican ground beef casserole is a fiesta for the whole family.
Not all comfort food is created equal, and this recipe for Mamaw's Mexican Casserole is clearly a cut above the rest. With ooey gooey goodness coming from the Mexican cheese and the cream of chicken soup, plus a whole lot of heartiness from the ground beef, this South-of-the-border-inspired casserole is the kind of dish you'd expect to be served at your mom's house for Sunday night dinner. When you want a ground beef dinner recipe that will fill you up and leave you more than satisfied, turn to this easy Mexican casserole with Doritos that's as comforting as they come!
Cooking Time35 min
Type of DishCasserole
- 1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced finely
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 8 ounces Dorito corn chips, crushed
- 1 (15-ounce) can ranch-style beans or chili beans
- 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel (or other brand tomatoes with chilies), undrained
- 1 (10-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 2 cups Mexican-style shredded cheese
- 1 package tortillas, warmed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
In a large skillet, brown the beef 5 minutes, using a spoon to break up any large clumps. Drain off excess fat and add onion, garlic, and chili powder. Continue to cook and stir 2 minutes. Add the beans to the cooked meat mixture. Combine the tomatoes with the soup in a small bowl, mixing completely.
Place about 3/4 of the crushed chips into the bottom of the casserole. Spoon on half the beef mixture, then half the soup mixture. Then add half of the shredded cheese. Repeat the layers, ending with shredded cheese.
Sprinkle the top of the dish with the remaining crushed Doritos. Bake 30-35 minutes until mixture is bubbling and top is lightly browned. Serve with tortillas on the side.