Mexican Casserole (Minus the Tortillas)



I omitted the tortillas and the sour cream to lighten up this dish and make it more “dash friendly”, but you can easily add them back if you use whole wheat tortillas and light sour cream. Even without these, it was delicious and very satisfying!


1 lb. ground beef

1/2 c chopped onions

1 can chopped green chiles (any size you want depending on your preference) – drained

1 can petite cut chopped tomatoes

1 can black beans – rinsed and drained

1 can corn kernels – drained

1 1/4 oz taco seasoning

Fresh chopped cilantro

Shredded Mexican cheese


Preheat the oven to 350.

Brown the onions in some olive oil. Add the ground beef and cook through.

Add the chiles, tomatoes, beans, corn, and seasonings. Cook for a bit to combine the flavors. Add the chopped cilantro.  *

Transfer this to a large casserole dish and smooth it out. Top with the cheese.

Cook until the cheese has melted.

* If you add the tortillas and the sour cream, place the tortillas on the bottom, top with the meat mixture. Add the sour cream. Then repeat ending with the meat mixture before adding your shredded cheese.




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