Ruby's Surprise by Kathy Stovall

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This came from a cookbook entitled Texas Longhorn Cookbook. It is easy, makes alot, freezes well, travels well..all of the above. It is not overly spicy.....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown two pounds ground beef with chopped onion.
  2. Add one packet taco seasoning, and lightly dust with chili powder.
  3. Drain.
  4. In a deep pyrex dish (I use a 13x9 pan) layer from the bottom in order: ground beef mixture, the can of ranch style beans, the tortillas, the can of rotel, the mozzarella cheese, the cheddar cheese, and the mushroom soup.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins.


Most Helpful

This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written other then I used diced tomatoes instead of rotel. I also used a bit more cheese. I used a cup of the each of the cheeses as we like a lot of cheese. I made this for freezer tag. I made the casserole as directed but after step 4, I froze it. The day I was making, I pulled from the freezer and let thaw in the fridge. I then baked as directed.

bmcnichol May 06, 2008

Nice combination of ingredients - like you described - not overly spicy which is a plus for family meals. I think I'll stir the Rotel and mushroom soup together and put them both under the cheese (next to the tortillas) so the soup will incorporate into the other ingredients. In the past year we had discovered the Ranch Style Beans and use them in a lot of dishes. They are great and lend a lot to this casserole. Thanks for something new and delicious.

Acerast January 13, 2007

Tasty comfort dish! I just used 1 pound of meat since I didn't need quite so many servings. I used chicken soup, rather than mushroom, and put the cheese (Mexican blend) on top instead of under the soup. The reheated leftovers were fantastic! Thank you, Peggy Lynn!!

GaylaJ October 08, 2005

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