Cheesy Mexican Casserole is a wonderful meal.  It is loaded with healthy ingredients and a few that might not be too healthy.  So I guess that makes a nice balance.  My boys like this casserole and the best part of all is that they will even make it!  It is wonderful and makes up fast.  That is the way to do it, find something that they like and then teach them to make it.  I am pretty sure that this is the go to recipe when my married son is in charge of making dinner for him and his wife.  I will say “what”s for dinner”?  and he will usually say” Cheesy Mexican Casserole”.    I think that is wonderful.  They have a new baby and with his wife working a few hours a week he gets to take his turn in the kitchen.  Good for him I say.  Take time out today to teach your kids how to make this yummy dish.  I’m pretty sure you will be glad you did.  Don’t forget, this will give you more time to play together.  And there is nothing better than that.  I have to remind myself of the idea of taking time to play; growing up on a farm, we didn’t do too much of that.  There were cows to milk, hay to haul, and all kinds of chores.  Now days, I am usually looking for some work for my kids to do.  Yes there are usually dishes, but for some reason, some of them don’t love doing dishes.  I think I better buy some cows for them to milk!  That way, I am sure they would love washing dishes.  Enjoy.

Cheesy Mexican Casserole


Cheesy Mexican Casserole
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Amy
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Serves: 10 people
  • 1 pound ground beef (browned)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion or 2 Tablespoons dried
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (16 oz.) can refried beans
  • 1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 ( 4 oz. ) can green chilies, chopped
  • 1 (9 3/4 oz.) package Doritos Nacho Cheese Chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar or Colby cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1 (10 oz.) can tomatoes with green chilies
  1. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic in a large skillet; drain well.
  2. Add beans, soup, tomato sauce, and green chilies, stir together and set this aside.
  3. In a 9 ” X 13″ greased pan, cover bottom with one layer of crushed chips.
  4. Add several large spoonfuls of bean and hamburger mixture, then sprinkle with cheese (both kinds).
  5. Continue layering in same way one more time; making two layers.
  6. If desired, top with one can tomatoes with green chilies. spreading to cover.
  7. Top with more cheese.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.


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