Southwest Chili Casserole

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 33 mins

Tasty and quick this is great with a side of sliced tomatoes and chopped green onions. From Readers Digest Quick and Delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Lightly grease 1 1/2 qt round casserole dish.
  3. In large skillet, brown beef and onion 6-7 minutes.
  4. drain fat.
  5. Stir in chili powder and cook 1 more minute.
  6. Add tomatoes, chilies and corn, bringing to a boil.
  7. Remove pan from heat.
  8. Line bottom of casserole with 1 tortilla.
  9. Spoon 1/4 of the meat over it, then 1/4 of the cheese over the meat.
  10. Repeat, ending with the meat, reserve the last cheese.
  11. Cover casserole and bake until bubbly and hot 20-25 minutes.
  12. Remove cover and top with remaining cheese.
  13. Continue baking about 2 minutes until cheese is melted.
  14. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired and cut into wedges to serve.


Most Helpful

I was disappointed. The casserole was quite bland. I also found the directions to be unclear and confusing. For example, step 6 tells you to add the drained vegetables and then bring the mixture to a boil, but there was virtually no liquid. Also if I used only 2 tortillas, how could I layer this mixture four times? Sorry, I wish this were a rave review.

windhorse23 December 31, 2005

Quick and simple casserole, so good tasting! Even better the next day for lunch. I doubled this recipe and used a bit of ground turkey with ground round. The green chilies I only used about half the amount and did double the cheese. Also made JanetChristo's Easy Basic Enchilada Sauce Recipe #138711 to serve along with the casserole.

lauralie41 October 05, 2005

I used 99% lean ground turkey, red onion, no salt added corn and diced tomatoes, 3 low fat tortillas and fat free shredded mozzarella cheese. I added cumin, garlic powder, tomato bouillon and cayenne pepper for spice. Thank you for the recipe.

jamb August 27, 2003

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