Recipe by aunt maimes
I have made many versions of Mexican Casseroles and this is one I've adapted from several recipes. Shepherd's Pie was one of the few things that I didn't like as a child, so I decided to tweak the old standby into something a bit more festive. This version, I love!
- 4 poblano chiles
- 1 lb ground beef
- taco seasoning
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
- 1 cup salsa
- 2 cups Mexican blend cheese, divided
- 1 (15 ounce) can hominy (corn will also work)
- 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
- 1 (4 ounce) can black olives
- 2 green onions, sliced
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Roast Poblanos under broiler skin side up until skins are black. Seal in a paper bag, let sit 10 minutes.
- Brown ground beef, strain and rinse. Add taco seasoning and 3 tablespoons of water and simmer until thickened.
- Warm refried beans, add 1 cup salsa and 1 cup cheese stirring until melted.
- Spray 9x9 baking pan with cooking spray. Peel skins from Poblanos and arrange in bottom of pan.
- Drain hominy well and pour on top of peppers.
- Sprinkle crushed tortillas on top of hominy.
- Spread refried bean mixture on top of chips.
- Cover refried beans with remaining cheese.
- Sprinkle black olives and sliced onions over top of cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Turn on broiler for last couple of minutes to brown the cheese.
- Serve with sour cream and chopped tomatoes.