Mexican Ground Beef Tortilla Layer Casserole

READY IN: 55mins




  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease an 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
  • In a large skillet brown the ground beef with onion, garlic, green bell pepper and jalapeno (if using) until the beef is no longer pink; drain any fat then return to skillet and add in one can of enchilada sauce, black beans, corn and cumin.
  • Bring the ground beef mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally, then season with salt and lots of black pepper.
  • Arrange 3 corn tortillas in the bottom of the baking dish, cutting as needed to cover bottom of the dish.
  • Spread 1/4 cup canned enchilada sauce over the tortillas in the baking dish.
  • Cover the sauce with 1/3 of the cooked ground beef mixture, then about 1/3 of the shredded cheese.
  • Repeat the layers twice but omitting the final cheese layer on top.
  • Drizzle any remaining canned enchilada sauce (from the second can) on top.
  • Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil and sprinkle with more cheese (any amount desired) then return to oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Let stand 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  • Top with sour cream and/or tomatoes, green onions and crushed tortilla chips if desired.
  • Delicious!


“This has all the flavors of enchiladas but this is easier to make as there is no filling and rolling! --- all ingredient amounts can be adjusted to taste and toppings are only optional --- canned enchilada sauce works great or see recipe#168653”