Tex- Mex Firecracker Enchilada Casserole

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Prepare ahead casserole that is always a hit. Just enough spice to get that Southwest 'flavor'. Man, this is what makes a great Tex-Mex meal. Need to refrigerate overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the ground beef and onion in a large skillet until meat is brown and onion is tender, drain.
  2. Add chili powder, cumin, and salt; stir well.
  3. Cook meat mixture over low heat 10 minutes.
  4. Spoon meat mixture into a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan.
  5. Layer beans, tortillas, and cheese over meat mixture.
  6. Pour tomato liquid over cheese, chop tomatoes and spread tomatoes and chiles over cheese.
  7. Spread soup over top of casserole.
  8. Cover baking pan; refrigerate overnight.
  9. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour.
  10. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

Excellent casserole. I made it in the morning, too and let it refrigerate all day. Stuck it in the oven and getting dinner ready was no big deal. This casserole has lively Tex-Mex flavor that we all enjoyed. Very cheesy too, which is always important to me. Worth doing again. Thanks kcdelong.

ratherbeswimmin' November 02, 2003

Loved this casserole! I made it early in the morning and refrigerated it all day and just popped it in the oven for an instant supper. It was really delicious! I put jalapenos on top and I think next time I make it I may saute some corn in the beef mixture. I'd recommend this to anyone!

wannaB June 19, 2003

I made this last week just as written and it was wonderful. My twins called this morning and said they were bringing home friends for dinner and wanted this casserole again. I have no car and no tortillas but did have a bag of Fritos soooooooo. Worked just fine and had to print out the recipe and send it home with a couple of the boys. Thanks for a kid friendly master piece. Went into the "Keeper" file.......Lydia

Lee from New Mexico August 26, 2007