Mexican casserole recipes, just like any other casserole recipes, are intended as comfort food. In comfort food, carbohydrates such as potatoes, squash and pasta top the list of ingredients. The following dishes are perfect to prepare when planning a Mexican dinner. For your fiesta to be remembered, hang a few paper lanterns, pass out sombreros and serve your guests tequila.
The first recipe is a layered Mexican recipe that can be prepared in less than a half hour. Cooking time is approximately 30 minutes. One batch will serve six or provide generous helpings for two with enough left over for lunch.
Mexican Lasagna Casserole
Ingredients You Will Need:
2 cups chicken, browned and diced
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
9 cooked lasagna noodles
1 can refried beans
1 can black beans
16 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup sliced olives, drained
2 cups tomatoes, diced
Brown the chicken in a skillet with the olive oil. Use kitchen shears to snip the meat into small bites. Season the chicken with flaked red peppers and sea salt. Cook, and then set aside.
Cook the lasagna noodles according to the directions on the box. Spray the bottom of a rectangular cake pan with non-stick vegetable spray. Place three noodles on the bottom of the pan. Meanwhile, heat the refried beans in a skillet. Add the black beans, including the liquid, mashing them as you add them to the skillet. Once the beans have all been smashed, spread them over the noodles. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over this layer, and then add a layer of olives.
Add another layer of noodles over the olives. Spread the chicken out over top of the noodles, and sprinkle another cup of cheese over the chicken before you add the last layer of noodles. Pour the tomatoes over the top.
Add a little salt and pepper to the top of the casserole, and then pop it into an oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the casserole is hot throughout. Let it stand for about five minutes before cutting it into squares and serving it on plates that have been sprinkled with grated cheese and drizzled with hot sauce.
For another quick Mexican casserole that will bring satisfaction, as well comfort, infuse the delicious taste of taco seasoning into a batch of mashed potatoes. Add a little bit of meat and a can of kernel corn, and your taco potato casserole just might end up being a family favorite.
Taco Potato Casserole
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 pound ground hamburger
1 large onion, chopped
1 package taco seasoning
6 slices toast, buttered and cubed
3 cups prepared mashed potatoes
½ teaspoon powdered garlic (optional)
1 cup grated cheese
Crushed red pepper
Fry the meat and onions together. Add the taco seasoning, and cook according to the package directions. Line the bottom of a casserole dish with the meat. Spread the cubed toast over the meat, and set aside. Using an electric mixer, blend the mashed potatoes, garlic and cheese together. Spread this mixture over the toast.
Make six wells in the mashed potatoes and break one egg into each. Sprinkle salt, pepper and a tiny bit of crushed red pepper over the top of the casserole and pop it, uncovered, into an oven that has already been heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the casserole for about 15 minutes, or until the eggs are set, but not hard, and the casserole is heated through.
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