Mexican Fiesta Casserole

"I adopted this recipe in February 2005. While I'm not much of a casserole person, this one looks to be pretty good."
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  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Cook the ground beef in a large skillet until browned; drain off the excess fat.
  • Season the meat with the salt and pepper; set aside.
  • Mix together the cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and onion; set this mixture aside.
  • Stir the biscuit mix and water together until a soft dough forms.
  • With floured fingers, pat the dough into the bottom of a greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan, pressing the dough about 1/2-inch up the sides of the pan.
  • Layer the browned ground beef, tomato slices, green pepper, and sliced olives over the dough layer.
  • Spoon the sour cream and cheese mixture over the top.
  • Bake, uncovered, until the edges of the dough are light brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Cool 5 minutes and then cut into squares to serve.

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  1. spatchcock
    Tried this earlier in the week and left out the beef (I don't eat red meat at all). Just added black beans in its place and it turned out really well! I really appreciated the tasty (and easy!) Bisquick crust! Thanks for a nice weeknight recipe!
  2. kjh2729
    Very good. Since I'm on a low fat diet I used all reduced or no fat ingredients and it was still very good.
  3. DaniMagoo
    This was great! I substituted the reduced calorie Bisquick mix and it seems to work as well.
  4. justalysn
    The recipe was very easy to make and seemed pretty true to the measurements with the exception of the tomatoes which would have been way to much if used in the amount given, though I believe this is because tomatoes keep getting bigger - mine were bigger than softballs. Neither my husband or I cared for the flavor of the recipe, though. I didn't like the nearly uncooked flavor of the tomatoes and he didn't care for the sour cream/mayonaise mixture. Oh well, every recipe is not for everyone.


  1. Sharon L.
    Chili powder is listed in the ingredients, but is not in the directions. I mixed it with the salt, pepper and cooked ground beef. Otherwise, a good casserole & have made it several times.



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