Simply the Best Tex Mex Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Ready, Set, Cook! Special Edition Contest Entry: An easy week night casserole. Take only 15 minutes to put together. Has plenty of flavor and spice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. TO COOK THE FILLING: Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil - twice around the pan.
  4. Add chicken and season with chili powder, cumin, red pepper and red onion.
  5. Brown the meat, 5 minutes.
  6. Add taco sauce or stewed or fire roasted tomatoes.
  7. Add black beans and corn.
  8. Heat the mixture through, 2 to 3 minutes then season with salt, to your taste.
  9. In a separate frying pan cook hash browns according to direction on package. This can be done while you are frying up the meat.
  10. Assemble Casserole: Spray a 9x13 pan with non stick stray.
  11. Layer half the cooked hash browns in the pan.
  12. Build casserole in layers of filling, ½ cheese and the rest of the hash browns, then cheese.
  13. Bake casserole 15 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly.
  14. Top with the scallions.
  15. *NOTE* You can serve with salsa, sour cream and sliced avocado on the side as additional toppings.