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Mexican Ground Beef Tortilla Layer Casserole

This delicious Mexican inspired casserole is a nice alternative to Taco Tuesday.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix such as Old Elpaso
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 (11 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 3/4 cups salsa
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese
  • 6 (6 inch) flour tortillas, sliced in half


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 13x9x2  (3 quart) baking dish  with cooking spray. 

  2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef, stirring occasionally while breaking up meat until no longer pink. Drain.

  3. Return skillet to heat and add the chopped red and green pepper, taco seasoning mix and water. Simmer 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.

  4. Stir in the salsa and corn. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. Place half of the sliced tortillas in the bottom of the baking dish, overlapping if necessary.

  6. Top tortillas with 1/2 the meat mixture and 3/4 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining tortillas.

  7. Spread remaining meat mixture over the tortillas and spread the rest of the cheese on top.

  8. Spray a piece of foil with non stick cooking spray. Cover casserole dish, foil side down.

  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.