Fiesta Casserole

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Donna M.

A very good Mexican casserole. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

Top Review by Merlot

This is delicious! A quick meal when you need a mexican fix. I made it exactly as you stated using both green and black turned out so good. (I love olives). Thank you Donna, for sharing this great dish. :-)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans chili con carne, with beans
  • 2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cans tamales (cut in bite-sized pieces)
  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (drain one can)
  • 1 can whole pitted olive, drained
  • 1 can diced green chili, undrained
  • 1 12 cups shredded cheese (American, cheddar, co-jack, or whatever you prefer)


  1. Brown beef with chopped onion, drain.
  2. Combine with remaining ingredients, except the cheese.
  3. Place in large casserole.
  4. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes at 325 degrees.
  5. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  6. *Cornand olive juice may be added if mixture seems too dry towards the end of cooking time.
  7. I have made this with stuffed green olives, and with ripe black olives.
  8. You could even do half and half.

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