Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 45 mins

A great Mexican casserole that I've been making for fifteen plus years--a real family favorite of ours! Originally from a local church cookbook where everyone puts their best recipes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté onions, meat, and garlic until onions are clear.
  2. Drain any fat.
  3. Add tomatoes, spices, salt and pepper and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Add diced chilies.
  5. Cut tortillas into fourths.
  6. In a 13x9x2-inch pan, layer half of tortillas, overlapping to cover the bottom of pan.
  7. Cover with half the meat sauce.
  8. Sprinkle with half the cheese.
  9. Repeat layers, beginning with tortillas and ending with cheese.
  10. Bake at 350°F about 30-45 minutes, or until bubbling and cheese has melted and started to turn golden.
  11. Remove from oven and spread with a layer of sour cream.
  12. This freezes well--do all but add sour cream topping and freeze.
  13. When ready, reheat and top with sour cream.


Most Helpful

Very simple to make dish much like a Mexican lasagna! Like Denise, I only went with half the cheese and found that it was it was enough. I increased the spices in the dish, and to heat the dish, I let each person serve their person with jalapenos, because the flavor of those seemed to go best (habaneros didn't have the right flavor). Thanks for the recipe, this one is a keeper!

Sue Lau May 28, 2003

I made this for dinner the other night and it was absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I did add a little more chili powder. I only had one lb. of Monterey Jack cheese and it still turned out good. I didn't spread the sour cream over the top and just let everyone put on the amount they wanted. Thanks for a great recipe Leslie...will be making again for sure.

Denise in NH February 17, 2003

We topped it with ranch dressing, lettuce and tomato. a tasty dish.

Jesusbeliever63 August 24, 2009

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