This Mexican casserole tastes just like tacos, but without all the single-serving fuss. Just layer your favorite ingredients between flour tortillas and bake.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Recipe Summary

45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush a 9-inch pie plate with olive oil. Spread a large spoonful of diced tomatoes onto the bottom of pie plate. Arrange four of the tortillas on top of the tomatoes and up the sides of the plate, overlapping as necessary; set aside.

  • In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion, and sweet pepper over medium-high heat until browned; drain off fat. Add chili powder and cinnamon; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in about half of the remaining tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Spoon over tortillas in plate. Cut remaining tortillas into large strips. Layer cheese and tortilla strips over beef mixture. Top with remaining diced tomatoes.

  • Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until tortillas are lightly browned. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve. If desired, top with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; total fat 15g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 56mg; sodium 462mg; potassium 265mg; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 2g; sugar 3g; protein 18g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 1368IU; vitamin c 31mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 17mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 202mg; iron 3mg.

Reviews (10)

55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
This quick and easy casserole turned out to be awesome! Meme
Rating: 4 stars
I love this recipe, very savory and easy to prepare.
Rating: 4 stars
I love this recipe. It is so easy to make! My son loves when I make this and is always bothering me to make it. I think he could eat this every night of the week! We love tacos and this is a great way to have a taco meal without having to do all the cut up prep of making tacos and clean up.
Rating: 3.0 stars
Easy to make. Tried it a couple times, it was good/OK, but we'd rather have actual real crunchy tacos for the effort. But we found it tastier with medium (rather than sharp) cheddar, 2 tsp chili powder instead of 1, and about 1/2 tsp each of salt & pepper.
Rating: 1.0 stars
Please, somebody fix the closed captioning on your videos. It is impossible to understand. In the first few seconds of this video it told me "three think gambling", "feed the crap", "first impression ninety privately", and "the movie's mixture of legislative and made it". As you can see it is not captioning what is said in the video. For those of us who depend on the closed captioning to understand what is being said in the video, this is unacceptable.
Rating: 1 stars
not for me
Rating: Unrated
Can corn tortillas be substituted?
Rating: Unrated
So easy to make, family loved it. Served with cilantro, shredded lettuce, sour cream and guacamole. Will definitely make again.
Rating: Unrated
I made it I added some black olives and I used a can rotel tomatoes and elpaso taco power
Rating: Unrated
This recipe is now one of our favorites! We just put the cheese on one side of the pie to accommodate our different tastes- also served with cilantro and sour cream. So good, i felt like we were at a restaurant :)