Mom's Mexican Casserole

>> Saturday, April 24, 2010

I love how quick and easy this dish is. It is probably miles away from "authentic mexican," but it was a fan favorite of my youth, and now my kids devour it too! Here's what you'll need:

1 pk. corn tortillas
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 onion, diced
salt & pepper
chili powder
1 small can kernel corn
2 small cans tomato sauce
sliced black olives
shredded cheese


Preheat your oven to 325. Brown the ground beef along with the onions. (I like to use frozen hamburger patties. I buy a ton, and they are easily measured out) Then drain the fatty fat fat.


In a large bowl, combine the beef, corn, olives, and tomato sauce, a dash of chili powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir well so that everything gets moistened. (disclaimer: in this pic, I was out of the little cans of corn and used a big can. If you like corn, it works fine. In fact most of this recipe is malleable to what you've got in your pantry)


Now grease a 9x13 pan and layer corn tortillas on the bottom. (I slice them in half to get a straight edge)

Then pour half of the meat mixture onto the tortillas. Top with some shredded cheese, and do another layer of tortillas, meat, then end with cheese.

Throw it into the oven, uncovered for 30 minutes. It is great topped with salsa, sour cream, and maybe even some shredded lettuce. Really, whatever you've got!

With love from craftyashley's kitchen!

2 comments:

Rebecca Hunt April 27, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

Having this for dinner tonight... maybe. I don't have corn tortillas, think they'll work with flour??

craftyashley April 27, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

I think the corn tortillas are important. But you could certainly try!

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