Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Burrito Casserole

Burrito Casserole
Burrito Casserole
     This dish was inspired by one of those nights where you are just craving one thing and decide to turn it into a completely other thing. This "casserole" was fantastic. All the great flavors of a delicious wonderful burrito. The beans, the meat, the corn, onion, and don’t forget the cheese. This is so easy and quick that it makes for a perfect meal during a busy weeknight. Or if you want you can make it before hand and stick it in the fridge to bake when in a pinch. I will definitely be making this dish again sometime soon. Very good. Burrito Casserole.

  • Flour tortilla
  • 12 oz can refried beans
  • 1/2 jar salsa, (your favorite)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • Frozen corn
  • Green onion
  • Cheddar cheese

1. In a large skillet brown the ground beef over medium high heat. Drain off excess fat if needed.

2. Mix in a 1/3 cup water and taco seasoning. Boil and simmer until the liquid has evaporated and all the taco seasoning has been absorbed by the beef. Set aside.

3. Meanwhile in a microwave bowel combine the refried beans and salsa and microwave for about 30-60 minutes just until you are able to mix the two together and able to spread easily.

4.  Dice up your green onion. In a medium greased baking dish layer some flour tortillas. Spread some of the bean salsa mixture on top. Sprinkle some of the beef mixture. Then add some frozen corn and green onion. Repeat layers until you reach the top of the baking dish.

5. Top off with some cheddar cheese and bake covered for 20-30 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for another 10 minutes until the cheese starts to brown.

    Who doesn't love some browned cheese cooked on top?  That's it. A simple and delicious Burrito Casserole. Hope you enjoy.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30-40 minutes
Serves: 4-5


  1. Great twist on both lasagna and burritos! Love the idea of making it ahead and reheating at the last minute.