Easy Cheesy Mexican Casserole

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This goes together quickly and then bakes for about an hour. This recipe can be taylored to your own tastes quite simply. You can vary the flavors by using different chili powders, beans, cheese blends or Dorito flavors. It's easy to control the heat level by which Ro-tel you use. If you don't like it hot replace the jalapenos with mild green chilies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef and onions; add chili powder, cumin, tomatoes and jalapenos. Heat through.
  2. Meanwhile line bottom and sides of a 13 x 9" pan with tortillas. Line bottom with refried beans.
  3. Add ½ of ground beef mixture. Cover with ½ of the cheese. Top with beans. Add the rest of the ground beef mixture. Top with the rest of the cheese.
  4. Mix Bisquick, milk and egg together; add chilies. Pour over casserole; top with crushed Doritos.
  5. Bake in 350° oven for 50 - 60 minutes until top is browned and toothpick inserted in crust comes out dry. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
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I love casseroles like this that go together quickly and easily with very little effort. I made this as written using chipotle powder and chili beans. Also, I added a little extra cumin and some salt and pepper, too. I thought this had a great little "zing", but most of my family (being big wimps), thought it was very good but a little too hot. Next time, I'll probably use mild green chiles in place of the jalapenos to please everyone :) Oh well. Thank you for sharing this quick, easy, and flavorful casserole. *Made for 2009 Spring PAC*