South of the Border Casserole

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by PanNan

An easy and family pleasing casserole that's on the table in less than 45 minutes. I serve this with a guacamole salad, or a green salad with slices of avocado.

Top Review by chia2160

i have made this recipe twice and we just love it for a quick dinner when everyone is on a different schedule, the flavors get stronger as it sits. i made it as written the first time, and used chili i had made the second time, both times it was great, this is easily adaptable and delicious family fare

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 and grease 1 1/2 qrt casserole dish.
  2. Brown meat and drain.
  3. Add onion and jalapeno (if using) and cook with meat until tender.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce and seasonings.
  5. Layer one-third of meat mixture, cheese and one half of tortillas in casserole dish; repeat layers, ending with cheese.
  6. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes.
  7. Note: Corn tortillas will soften and absorb the sauce.
  8. These are recommended.
  9. Flour tortillas will expand and the casserole will be too doughy-therefore flour tortillas are not recommended.

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