Easy Mexican Casserole

I found this recipe online, and can't remember what it was called. This was the first time I made it. When I cook, I choose recipes that don't have very many ingredients. I just hate to buy ingredients that I might not use again and have to throw them out.

1 pound ground beef
1 can (15 oz) chili beans
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons taco sauce (I used mild Pace Picante sauce)
4 teaspoons chili powder (I didn't even use even 1 full teaspoon, as I can't take it too spicy)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or salt
1 tomato, chopped
2 cups tortilla chips
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sliced green onions with tops
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


Cook beef and drain. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, taco sauce, chili powder and garlic powder. Heat to boiling. Place chips in ungreased 12x8x2-inch baking dish. Top with beef mixture. Spread with sour cream. Sprinkle with onions, tomatoes and cheese. 

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until hot. Arrange additional tortilla chips around edge of casserole. Serve with shredded lettuce, chili peppers, and taco sauce, if desired. (I skipped that step entirely.)

Time: 30 minutes

This is what it looked like out of the oven:

It was very tasty. I had a salad with it. I can eat on this for four days most likely. So I can get going decorating without stopping to fix a meal from scratch!


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  1. Sounds and looks good! I love dishes that can be eaten several days!

  2. That looks so good! Thanks for the recipe.
    I would add black olives. Love them in these dishes.

  3. Love me some Mexican food and this looks so good. I'll have to try it. Now I'm off to see what I missed on your blog yesterday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  4. Don't you love it when you can make a dish and have leftovers? I know I do--It certainly makes it easier at dinner time. ♥

  5. I think my family would love this dish.. It will be the next meal I fix after we finish the spaghetti. It really sounds and looks good.. Thank you for the recipe..
    Charlotte in Va.

  6. So glad to see you cooked something for yourself!! The addition I would add would be some guacamole.
    Can't have tex mex without it!!

  7. That looks really good.

    My family hates casseroles and even more, they hate anything I make. Fortunately, Steve loves to cook. Now that our daughter lives near, she is coming over and cooking wonderful meals too.

  8. Now that is what I call a yummy recipe. it made my mouth water just reading the ingredients. Must try it soon because my kids just love spicy food. Thanks for sharing.
    Rosie xx

  9. gosh, I haven't had this in ages, it looks delish!!

  10. Oh Brenda this looks really good! You have many good recipes! Wish I have the ingrediants and I would fix this tomorrow. Doesnt look like I will be getting out any way soon but when I do, this is on my list! Stay warm!

  11. Yum! This would make a good company dish too, if you needed to feed a crowd. It'd be easy to double the recipe.

  12. Well you are like me..I need to use the MILD sauce in recipes like this! :) I cannot handle the hotter stuff / this looks wonderful! :)

    I remember dating my first husband ( in my late teens ) down in Mon Valley ( where Joe Montana, football star, came from...two years ahead of me in school ) Anyway...over the river and bridge was a place that served ribs.

    This was like a trailer or something...just standing up at a counter.But it was THE PLACE to be! :)

    I could ONLY handle the "Mild Child" and still had tears streaming from my eyes and needed to blow my nose. Too much Fair Skinned Nordic in my Background, I guess....the Italians etc could handle the harder stuff.

    White Wonder Bread and Red Cherokee pop were the sides. For some reason YOUR wonderful post brought back THIS wonderful memory! :)

  13. I love dips...especially Mexican, Yum! :) Thanks for sharing it. I might even have all the ingredients.

  14. This sounds just perfect to me...tasty, easy and few ingredients. I am one of those people who love leftovers, and could eat the same thing all week!

  15. That sounds delicious, Brenda! I like easy and few ingredients- xo Diana

  16. I like the quick and easy route, too, when it comes to cooking. This looks yummy, Mexican is one of my favorites. I would also use the mild sauce.

  17. Yummo! I'm pinning this. It looks like a perfect portion for me and the hubby. He can take leftovers to work too. Have a great day! ~ Jamie

  18. Picture perfect creation! (All my dishes turn out looking so unappealing and taste even worse.)

  19. That looks so good!! I would also be eating on it for four days!! I love easy casseroles like this!

  20. Spicy perfection for these colder days; looks scrumptiously satisfying! Enjoy!!


  21. This is very similar to a casserole my hubby makes for us. Very tasty indeed! Thanks!

  22. Oh my gosh, that sounds yummy! I'm going to have to try it! Love all the decorating you've been doing - especially the suitcase of trees!

  23. Thanks for the recipe. I fixed this a few days ago with some leftover chili, and we really enjoyed it.


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