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Layered Mexican Casserole: A Cheesy and Flavorful Delight

This layered Mexican casserole is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines seasoned ground beef, fresh vegetables, and a creamy cheese sauce. Perfect for a family dinner or a casual get-together, this casserole is sure to become a favorite with its rich flavors and satisfying layers.


  • 12-13 lean flour 6-inch tortillas
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped jalapeño (optional)
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3 cups shredded taco or Mexican cheese
  • 1.5 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Diced green onions, for garnish


  1. Prepare the Vegetable Mix: In a small bowl, combine the diced red onion, green onion, jalapeño (if using), tomatoes, and salt to taste. Set aside.

  2. Cook the Ground Beef: In a skillet, brown the ground beef and drain the fat. Add the taco seasoning and mix well. Set aside.

  3. Make the Cheese Sauce: In a saucepan, combine the heavy whipping cream and butter. Simmer, stirring until well combined. Remove from heat and add 2 cups of shredded cheese, stirring until melted. Add the Cajun seasoning and keep warm.

  4. Assemble the Casserole:

    • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
    • In a 9x13-inch casserole dish, layer 4 tortillas (cut to fit the bottom of the casserole dish).
    • Add a layer of seasoned ground beef, followed by a layer of the vegetable mixture.
    • Pour some of the cheese sauce over the top.
    • Repeat the layers until you have 3 layers, finishing with the cheese sauce on top.
    • Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese over the entire casserole.
  5. Bake: Cover the casserole with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and let the casserole cool slightly.

  6. Serve: Garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of diced green onions.

Enjoy this rich and flavorful layered Mexican casserole that’s perfect for any occasion!