If you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine and love hearty, filling meals, then you’re in for a treat with this Tex-Mex Mexican Cowboy Casserole recipe. This dish is perfect for feeding a crowd and is easy to make, even if you’re not an experienced cook.
In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make this delicious casserole step-by-step, including tips and tricks to make it perfect every time. So, put on your apron and let’s get cooking!
Tips and Tricks
- To save time, you can use pre-cooked ground beef or rotisserie chicken instead of cooking the meat from scratch.
- Customize the recipe to your liking by adding or removing ingredients. You can also adjust the spice level by using more or less taco seasoning mix and green chilies.
- If you prefer a crispier casserole, broil it for the last few minutes of cooking to brown the cheese on top.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this casserole ahead of time?
Yes, you can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake it. Just be sure to add a few extra minutes to the cooking time since the casserole will be cold when you put it in the oven.
Can I use a different type of meat in this recipe?
Yes, you can use ground turkey, chicken, or pork instead of ground beef. You can also use shredded chicken or beef.
Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
Yes, you can omit the meat and add additional beans or vegetables to make it vegetarian.
Can I freeze this casserole?
Yes, this casserole can be frozen for up to 2 months. Let it cool completely before wrapping it tightly in foil or plastic wrap. To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bake in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for 30-40 minutes or until heated through.
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How to Make a Delicious Tex-Mex Mexican Cowboy Casserole for Your Next Family Dinner
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat until fully cooked. Drain the excess grease.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the sour cream and salsa until well combined.
- In a 9x13 inch baking dish, spread a layer of tortilla chips on the bottom.
- Add a layer of the beef and vegetable mixture on top of the chips.
- Pour half of the sour cream and salsa mixture over the beef and vegetable mixture.
- Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese on top of the sour cream and salsa mixture.
- Repeat the layers, starting with the tortilla chips and ending with a layer of shredded cheese on top.
- Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve with additional tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream on top, if desired.
Hi, I’m Julie, the passionate foodie and founder of Juliesfamilykitchen.com. I created this blog out of a drive to prove someone wrong, and then I realized how much I truly enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. In my free time, when I’m not running around after my kids or spending quality time with my partner, you can usually find me in the kitchen experimenting with new dishes.