Tortilla Tex Mex Casserole

Monday, February 24, 2020
Tortilla Tex Mex casserole is one of our family's go-to meals for movie nights, game day and even picnics.


This all in one pan meal is a layered with tortilla, chicken, cheese, and beans, corn, tomatoes, sauces, and when you slice it, the melted cheese is blended all in one delicious bite!


This can be made ahead of time and actually tastes better the next day, and leftovers are great!


It also freezes well for another meal so I often separate it into several containers for the kids for another quick meal.


We usually celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this American Mexican meal and many other Mexican styles recipes.


This makes a big 13 x 9 pan and will feed a large crowd, it's just perfect for a party!


You can even make this all vegetarian and not add any meat at all.


This all in one pan meal is pure comfort food and will satisfy any Tex Mex craving.


I just love how easy the recipe is to make jus scroll down to the printable recipe card and check out this simple to make Tortilla Tex Mex Casserole.





this is a casserole with a Tex Mex filling of beans, cheese and corn layered with tortilla












The Kids Love This Casserole



If you love the flavors of Mexico, this will surely end that craving easily and even the kids rave about this.


All the ingredients are so easy to come by and you can adapt this to be hotter by using any kind of authentic hot peppers you like.


You can add more or less of whatever you like.


This is just a basic recipe of how we love our casserole layered.


My family is more on the less spicy side, so we stay away from the habanero and ghost peppers, but you surely can add them as a garnish.


I will give you several suggestions below.


You can always set up a garnish bar with them on it as well!





This is a mexican american casserole like a lasagna with beans and chicken and cheese







Ingredients You Will Need To Make Mexican Lasagna

Scroll to the printable recipe card for exact measurements


  • canola and olive oil blend
  • diced fresh tomatoes
  • onion, minced fine
  • cloves minced garlic
  • chili powder
  • paprika
  • ground cumin
  • boneless, skinless chicken breast cubed
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste
  • pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • jar salsa verde
  • flour tortilla
  • cooked rice
  • canned corn drained
  • shredded Mexican blended cheese and more for the top if needed
  • red enchilada sauce
  • Optional Garnishes: sour cream, nacho sauce, jalapeno peppers, salsa, taco sauce, sliced black olives, bell peppers, avocado slices, corn, black beans, crumbled tortilla chips







this is a pan of enchilada sauce







Meat Suggestions and More



  • Ground Beef (sauteed instead of chicken)
  • Ground Turkey
  • Slices of Sirloin Steak
  • For Meatless substitute refried beans or add more rice and any kinds of vegetables you prefer
  • Another flavored flour tortilla can be used IE spinach, tomato, and low carb brands






this is a Mexican casserole that is showing the middle of the filling layers








Topping and Garnish Suggestions for Tortilla Tex Mex Casserole

(set up a garnish bar with some of your favorite toppings!)

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Habanero peppers, bells peppers, green chilies, ghost peppers, jalapeno peppers
  • Any kinds of sharp grated cheese fresco or cheddar blends
  • Sour Cream
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Black Olives
  • Guacamole
  • Crushed Tortilla Chips









this is a layered tortilla and meat with refried beans, taco sauce, tomatoes, and melted cheese casserole. Mexican American cuisine with sauce and spices in a square baking dish





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Mexican Lasagna
Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas
Taco Bowl
Taco Soup







Pin for Later Tortilla Tex Mex Casserole

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Classic Tex Mex Foods



We love the warm comforting flavors of these Tex-Mex favorite casserole and hope you enjoy it too.


Mexican Casseroles will have your family waiting at the dinner table and eager to dig in.


These no-fuss recipes make great options for entertaining as I mentioned previously.


Just whip up your favorite guacamole bruschetta and salsa recipes and a big pitcher of strawberry margaritas on the rocks for a fun and festive menu for Cinco De Mayo, or for any time you're party planning.









Tortilla Tex Mex Casserole

Tortilla Tex Mex Casserole

Yield: 10
Author:
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 35 M
This is an all in one pan meal with tortilla, beans, rice, corn with a delicious sauce baked with loads of bubbling Mexican blended cheeses.

ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons canola and  olive oil blend
  • 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes 
  • 1 onion, minced fine
  • 3 cloves minced  garlic
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder 
  • 2 teaspoons paprika 
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin 
  • 1 1 1/2 cups boneless, skinless chicken breast cubed
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 16-ounce jar salsa verde 
  • 12 small flour tortilla, corn tortilla or use 8 large flour tortilla
  • 2 cups cooked rice 
  • 1- 11-ounce canned corn  drained 
  • 16 ounces of  shredded Mexican blended cheese and more for the top if needed
  • 1 1/2 cups red enchilada sauce
  • Optional Garnishes: sour cream, nacho sauce, jalapeno peppers, salsa, taco sauce, sliced black olives, bell peppers, avocado slices, corn, black beans, crumbled tortilla chips

instructions:

How to cook Tortilla Tex Mex Casserole

  1. In a large frypan, add the oil add garlic, onions and saute till it's fragrant but not browned.
  2. Add chicken cubes, until the juices run clear around 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, all seasonings, tomatoes, and water until the sauce thickens around 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Stir in beans (you can also use black beans or any kinds you prefer) and set aside.
  5. In a greased square 13 x 9 casserole pan start the layering process starting with pouring half the Verde sauce on the bottom.
  6. Top with tortilla evenly adds a layer of rice, chicken with bean sauce, corn,  half the cheese, and half the enchilada sauce
  7. Repeat the process with tortilla,  etc ending with, cheese on top of the tortilla, the more the better.
  8. Bake on 350 until cheese is brown and bubbly and tortilla edges look crisp around 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Let sit a few minutes before cutting and serving.
  10. Garnish with sour cream, avocado, black olives, crumbled tortilla chips, and chopped hot peppers, chilies, habanero peppers,  bell peppers, and more shredded cheese.
Calories
296
Fat (grams)
16
Sat. Fat (grams)
9
Carbs (grams)
31
Net carbs
14
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2016. It was edited and re-published in 2020.

3 comments

  1. This tortilla Tex Mex is so good! I loved it and my family loved it! Can't wait to make again!

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  2. Such a delicious recipe! My family devours this every time I make it!

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  3. I can't wait to try your Tortilla Casserole, it looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

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