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Make Ahead Layered Tex-Mex Casserole

Note to self: { hums b flat }

Second note to self: Make this Tex-Mex Casserole again soon.

Always on the lookout for make ahead dinners, this one fit the bill. Easy as can be to put together and it can be done up to 2 days before cooking.

Of course the most important thing about the recipe….it was absolutely delicious. Tastes like a cross between tacos and enchiladas.

Make Ahead Layered Tex-Mex Casserole
Make Ahead Layered Tex-Mex Casserole


2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can black beans,
drained and rinsed
2 (10-ounce) cans enchilada sauce
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
14 (5-inch) corn tortillas
2 (8-ounce) packages shredded Mexican four-cheese blend
Garnish: Mexican crema, chopped tomatoes, pickled jalapeños and minced fresh cilantro


1. In a large skillet, combine ground beef and onion. Cook over medium heat until beef is browned and crumbly; drain. Return beef mixture to skillet. Stir in beans, enchilada sauce, and tomato sauce; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13×9-inch baking dish.

3. Tear tortillas into bite-size pieces. Layer half of pieces in bottom of prepared baking dish. Top with half of beef mixture. Sprinkle 1 package of cheese over beef mixture. Repeat layers, ending with remaining package of cheese.

4. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Garnish with Mexican crema (I used sour cream thinned with some cream), chopped tomatoes, pickled jalapeños and cilantro, if desired.

Note: The casserole can be assembled up to 2 days before baking. Store, covered, in the refrigerator. Increase baking time to 35 to 45 minutes if the casserole is going directly from refrigerator to oven.

Serves 8

Recipe from Cooking With Paula Deen Magazine
Make Ahead Layered Tex-Mex Casserole
Make Ahead Layered Tex-Mex Casserole
Make Ahead Layered Tex-Mex Casserole

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