Easy Mexican Casserole


This Mexican casserole is easy to make and very tasty. I often substitute with ground turkey and low-fat dairy products, and it's still delicious! Serve this casserole with chips, salsa, and green salad.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 cups salsa

  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, drained

  • 3 cups tortilla chips, crushed

  • 2 cups sour cream

  • 1 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

  • ½ cup chopped green onion

  • ½ cup chopped fresh tomato

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Stir in salsa, reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir in beans; cook until heated through.

  4. Spread crushed tortilla chips over the bottom of the baking dish; spoon beef mixture on top. Spread sour cream over beef, then sprinkle olives, green onion, and tomatoes on top. Cover with Cheddar cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

    close up view of a Mexican casserole in a glass baking dish

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

632 Calories
44g Fat
33g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 632
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 23g 113%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 1308mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 451mg 35%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 926mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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