Easy Mexican Casserole

18 Nov

One of my favorite blogs, Sing For Your Supper posted this recipe a couple of months ago. She says that the recipe is from her mom, so I was immediately interested in it. A while back, I made her mom’s no bake stuffed peppers and they were divine. They went into my special recipe folder of recipes I want to keep forever. I love Mexican food, so I was really looking forward to trying this recipe! Well, her mom didn’t let me down, this recipe was a winner too!

Easy Mexican Casserole

Source: Sing For Your Supper


1 pound ground beef
1 can Ranch Style beans
1 10-12 ounce bag tortilla chips, crushed
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes (I used the hot version)
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 package taco seasoning
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup water
sour cream and salsa for serving

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large skillet, brown meat and drain off fat. Stir in the beans, Rotel, onion, taco seasoning, soup, & water. Simmer over medium-low heat until everything is combined and heated through. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. Put a layer of crushed tortilla chips in pan, followed by a layer of the meat & bean mixture, then half of the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers. Cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until bubbly. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

28 Responses to “Easy Mexican Casserole”

  1. Amy (Sing For Your Supper) November 18, 2010 at 10:57 AM #

    My mom would be so flattered! 🙂 I’m SO happy you enjoyed these recipes- you just can’t beat mom’s cooking! 🙂 Your casserole turned out beautifully!

  2. Kylie April 26, 2011 at 12:38 PM #

    Michelle- I made this last night. It was great! Thanks for the recipes!

    • thecookingnurse April 26, 2011 at 2:13 PM #

      I’m so glad you liked it, thanks for letting me know!

  3. Brenda August 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM #


    I made this the other night. Kylie recommended it was great.

    Love you

  4. Duane Lynnes November 20, 2011 at 7:37 PM #

    LOVED your recipe, added a little more cheese and some diced green chiles, but THANK YOU for the recipe!

    • thecookingnurse November 23, 2011 at 9:51 AM #

      I’m glad you liked it, I think the addition of green chilies sounds great!

  5. Tonya March 17, 2013 at 8:12 AM #

    Made this last night and put jalapeños on top yummy !, it was great.

  6. Mrs.Murrietta June 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM #

    This is a great recipe a lil dry but other wise great!!

  7. Jennifer January 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM #

    Love this recipe!! It’s delicious!

  8. Athena Olivarez February 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM #

    I had a friend share the casserole with me and I had to have the recipe. I am cooking it right now. Anxious to see how it turns out.

  9. David R June 19, 2014 at 8:11 PM #

    added a little more cheese and some diced green chiles,Jal.and some Black olives

  10. Cindy M. July 15, 2014 at 12:33 AM #

    We’ve been making this – a VERY close variation , anyway – for years in my family. We’ve never layered it and I can’t wait to try this !! I like to use the sour cream and salsa in addition to shredded iceberg lettuce , a bit like a taco salad – type dish. IT is a

  11. LaKeisha M. May 29, 2015 at 9:57 PM #

    Awesome recipe! Steps were easy to follow and my casserole turned out well!

  12. Linda R May 26, 2016 at 10:06 PM #

    This sounds delicious The only thing is I don’t know what Ranch Style Beans are Can you explain please

    • thecookingnurse May 27, 2016 at 3:40 PM #

      I had never used them before either. I found them next to all the other canned beans at the grocery store. They were labeled ranch style beans.

  13. Janabeth August 19, 2016 at 8:48 AM #

    Made this last night, really liked it so did my boyfriend I’ll have to write this recipe down for future dinners. Added pickled jalepanos sour cream and hot sauce at end. Great dinner

  14. Kristi October 20, 2016 at 8:37 PM #

    I made this for supper tonight and it was very good! I didn’t have enough tortilla chips so I added some cheddar and sour cream chips and it was good! I would have liked the beans but my husband and son may not have so I left them out. I’ll definitely make this again, thanks for the recipe!

  15. Cindy May 18, 2017 at 3:48 PM #

    What size beans the small can or the large one?

  16. Bev March 17, 2018 at 8:05 PM #

    This was amazing! I didn’t have ranch beans, so used a can of Bush’s Grillen Black bean Fiesta.. used my homemade salsa for topper with the sour cream. Was very, very good. Will recommend to friends.

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