Easy Southwest Casserole
 
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Easy casserole with flavors of the Southwest like corn, beans, taco meat, manchega and chipotle cheeses, and Enchilada Sauce.
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Southwest
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Ground Beef (I used 80/20.)
  • Southwest Casserole Ingredients
  • 1 package of your favorite Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Can of Green Giant Chipotle Corn or Mexicorn drained
  • 1 Can Jalapeno Ranch Style Beans drained. (Can also use plain Ranch Style beans or black beans for less spice.)
  • 1 Can Red Gold Tomatoes with Green Chiles
  • 1 Jar 505 Southwestern Enchilada Sauce
  • 8 Tortillas
  • Grated or Shedded Cheese for topping. (I used Chipotle Chedder from Boar's Head and Manchega.)
  • Southwest Casserole Cheese
  • Tortilla Chip Strips for Crunch on Top (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Brown ground meat with taco seasoning according to package instructions.
  3. While the meat is browning, grate the cheese. (Unless you are using pre-shredded.)
  4. Drain grease from ground beef from skillet.
  5. When the meat is browned add tomatoes, corn and beans.
  6. Stir to mix and heat for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Southwest Casserole Skillet
  8. While meat and vegetables are heating, grease the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish and line with 4 of the tortillas. You can trim them to fit the casserole dish if desired.
  9. Southwest Casserole tortillas
  10. When the ground meat and vegetables are done, carefully pour mixture into casserole dish.
  11. Spread the mixture evenly over tortillas to line the bottom of the dish.
  12. Spread half the jar of 505 Southwestern Enchilada Sauce over the meat mixture.
  13. Southwest Casserole Sauce
  14. Use the remaining tortillas to top the casserole.
  15. Top the casserole evenly with the shredded cheese and if desired crumble tortilla chips on top for a bit of crunch and color.
  16. Southwest Casserole Ready
  17. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown at the edges.
  18. Southwest Casserole Baking
Recipe by Penney Lane at https://penneylane.com/easy-southwest-casserole-recipe/