Mexican Quesadilla Casserole
This is so easy and yummy!
This is so easy and yummy!
Instead of Rotel, I used 15 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes and along w the black beans I used 1.5 cans fat free refried because I used 1.5 lbs ground chuck. Added salt and increased the other seasonings, extra grated cheddar and topped w crushed tortilla chips and sliced black olives since I stuck with the 6 flour tortillas. Baked a little longer as I added the chip topping and olives later. Very good and fast and doesn't dirty up a ton of pans! Next time I may serve atop a bed of shredded lettuce for a healthier one dish meal, tostada style.Read More
Instead of Rotel, I used 15 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes and along w the black beans I used 1.5 cans fat free refried because I used 1.5 lbs ground chuck. Added salt and increased the other seasonings, extra grated cheddar and topped w crushed tortilla chips and sliced black olives since I stuck with the 6 flour tortillas. Baked a little longer as I added the chip topping and olives later. Very good and fast and doesn't dirty up a ton of pans! Next time I may serve atop a bed of shredded lettuce for a healthier one dish meal, tostada style.
So good on a cold night!! Fast to prepare, only bakes for 15 min. Used a combo of jalapeño monterey jack and cheddar, added just a touch of salt, used all the red pepper flakes and my 7 year old really liked it. Had to make the lime juice and cilantro tomatoes out of a pint my own- seemed to work!!
Soooo good! I made this with ground turkey and low carb tortillas for a low fat option. It was sooo delicious. When there was just a tiny bit of leftovers left, I through it in with some spinach and salsa for a taco salad.
This is SO Good! I doubled the recipe using 2 lbs of ground Turkey instead of beef and nobody knew the difference. Had such a good flavor with the turkey. However, I only used one can of the Black Beans and One can of the Corn. I could only find the RoTel w/green chilies, so I chopped fresh cilantro and added the juice of one lime. I used soft yellow corn tortillas so it's Gluten Free. I layered it like this: a generous layer of the Turkey mixture, then shredded Mexican cheese blend, on top of that. Then 6 Tortillas. Layered the rest of the meat mixture . Then another 6 Tortillas. Added Mexican Cheese blend on top of the tortillas. Baked for 20 min. Sprinkled sliced black olives on the top. Served with sour cream. Everyone loved it.
The flavor was really good, but the flour tortillas turned go a gooey nasty mess! I will make this again, just use crisped corn tortillas or tortilla chips.
This was so easy to make and such a tasty dish. I had my doubts about it, but thought I would try it based on the reviews. I omitted the corn because my husband isn't crazy about it, but it was delicious. I love these kind of recipes that taste like you spent a lot of time making it, but are really a quick dinner option. This is going into my recipe box and I have already shared it with others.
I've made this twice now within two weeks and find it a nice improvement over a hamburger helper type meal. Very easy and tasty and enjoyed by all. It's more of a mexican lasagna than quesadialla. We serve it with a salad on the side and it's a wonderful combination.
I made it just as published, as I believe all recipes should be before they are modified. This was truly awesome, I cannot lie. The whole family, from grandparents to toddlers, loved this. A great blending of flavours, and all from things you already have in your pantry! Win, win!
I do like this recipe but feel it needs a few changes. Corn tortillas go well with the other ingredients. I use a whole package (8) and fried them lightly (a needed missing step). My first tortilla layer is on the bottom to make serving easier. I double the chili powder and add chopped olives. I used plain chopped tomatoes but added the juice of a lime and 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro. I used frozen corn but I'm sure canned corn would work as well. This makes a hearty, yummy meal.
My family has been making this since the 1960's without the beans and corn. I have added the corn and also have used corn tortillas. We make it in a deep casserole with large tortillas and only the Rotel tomatoes. We layer a little meat sauce on the bottom then a tortilla, meat sauce, cheese, tortilla, etc. We got this recipe from a friend in 1960 -- long time and long loved. It is a great, quick dinner recipe with a salad. Love it!!
The whole family loved this. I used about 2 lbs of ground beef in the recipe (i have 2 teenage boys that eat a lot) and served it with sour cream and guacamole.
This went great with sour cream!
I omitted the green chilies and used one can of (6oz) tomato sauce(1 can of water from the sauce can and used a 1/2 of taco seasoning with 1/4 the water. (Note, the recipe calls for 2 cans of sauce but I dont like too much red sauce bc of the acidicfactor. I also used frozen corn instead of can. And I used only about 1 1/2 cup cheese (not 2 cups). Lastly, I used about 8 tortillas. It came out flavorful, juicy but not too dry. I used a 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper. I dont like too spicy foods. I made a side of guacamole and low fat sour cream as add ons. It was even better the day after. The dish was scraped clean and everyone enjoyed.
this was delicious!! next time i might try corn tortillas instead of flour, the flour ones got kind of mushy.
I previewed the reviews and used corn tostada rounds. I liked the flavor and it was good for leftovers.
This was super easy and makes wonderful leftovers! I added adobo and lime juice. There was a lot of liquid on the bottom of the pan after baking, definitely from the lime juice but also from the chiles and tomatoes. Be sure to drain everything really well, and use corn tortillas (or stale flour tortillas!) if you have them.
I use low carb wheat tortillas (Cedar's) and it turns out great. I also use ground turkey instead of beef. Always a hit.
I didn't have the onion, green chiles, oregano, and swapped minced garlic for powder garlic and the dish turned out great. We'll be eating this again!
Yes. this definitely looks like McCormick's recipe, BUT McCormick no longer provides this recipe on their website, so I really appreciate it being posted here. I make this casserole all the time and am thankful it is available on Allrecipes!
This was great! We're in the middle of a blizzard and this was the perfect dinner. Warm and spicy and easy! I would add an extra layer of tortillas, but other than that, it was perfect!
This turned out really good, quick to make too. I made a few adjustments to decrease the heat: 1 can diced tomatoes instead of Rotel plus 1/2 can of green chilies, decreased chili powder to 1/2 teaspoon, decreased chili pepper flakes to a few shakes. I also used whole wheat tortillas and skipped the beef. It had great flavor, will make this again for sure.
This came out absolutely delicious! I couldn't find the Rotelli can of diced tomatoes so I just used a plain can instead. I also put about a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a teaspoon of sugar. I didn't have any cilantro but it still came out great. This will be a new staple for me.
Tastes sort of like Mexican chili with tortilla. It was good. I made it with fresh cilantro and lime juice and added Italian tomatoes and chili black beans.
Traded the black beans for a can of chili ready beans ( don't drain) and it was awesome! Brought it to a potluck...everyone loved it!
Have made this several times. Always a favorite with my family. It's a pretty forgiving recipe as long as you don't burn anything. For example, we don't have Rotel tomatoes, but regular canned tomatoes seem to work pretty well.
This is really good and super easy to make. I think start to finish was just under 30 minutes. My son and his family requested the recipe, they liked it so much. Thanks for sharing!
I made this for a get together for a group of 15, I had to make one vegetarian. Used pinto beans for the vegetarian and got many compliments from the vegetarians that it wasn't "lacking" anything. Will make again sometime.
I used corn tortillas and cut them to fit the 9x13 pan. Made 3 layers. Used 4 cups total Mexican cheese. Unbelievably delicious. This is a new family favorite.
Keeper! I did use salsa in place of the canned tomatoes, and used Mexican cheese mixture instead of cheddar cheese and it turned out perfect! My husband raved about it, and when he does you know it's a keeper and he said it was.
This was surprisingly good. Don't shoot me, I did make a change in that I added a can of refried beans into the hamburger mix, oh, and I used kidney beans because I didn't have black beans. I think the recipe would be very good just as written, however. I'll make this one again.
It is to die for
We liked although we thought it should have more then the 6 flour shells. Maybe add scallions next time. Easy dish to put in the oven for a short time. Thanks
topped with chopped green onions when taken out of oven.
Not only was this easy and delicious the first time, but the leftovers were wonderful as well.
family loved it
This was an awesomely easy dish to make and to eat. Everyone in the house loved it - very my VERY picky 13 yr grandson. He said "definitely make this again". I had no problem with what some said were soggy tortillas and I followed the recipe exactly.
Great! Top with a dollop of sour cream and green onions!
This is a winner! Perfect for a cold day! SO good.
Used the corn tortillas, tore them in half to put along the edges of the pan better.
This was so quick and easy to make. I followed the exact recipe omitting the red pepper flakes. Excellent leftovers
I used diced tomatoes with chiles instead of lime and cilantro because I couldn't find it and I forgot a layer of tortillas. Didn't matter because it was delicious!
this was awesome, couldn't stop eating it, will make this over and over
I made this just like the recipe said with two exceptions. I used ground pork instead of ground beef because that is what i had. For the cheese I used a combination of pepper jack and Mexican cheese. I have three teenagers one of which is very picky. She made the comment she didn't even care that it had onions in it. :) We topped it with sour cream and it was delicious!
I made this last night and it was delicious! The only changes I made were adding jalapenos (wanted some heat) and not adding oregano (didn't have any). Served it with sour cream and taco sauce, and a fresh fruit salad on the side. My whole family loved it! I will definitely make this again.
We all enjoyed it, I had to alter it a bit only because I didn't have all the ingredients. I had black eyed peas in place of black beans. And my tortillas were spinach and garlic, it's what I had. It came our very tasty, and I got compliments even from a picky eater.
This is always a huge hit with my family and friends. Sometimes I use ground turkey in place of beef and just adjust the spices for extra flavor. Wonderful recipe - thanks for sharing.
I wished I’d had doubled the meat to compensate for the beans that I did not add. The dish is very tasty! Next time I’ll make the adjustment and maybe add some sour cream in the layers.
Maybe pull back on the red pepper but outside of that it was great and easy to make
It was easy and scrumptious. I did use tortilla chips instead of flour tortillas . I will be making this dish again
Made as written and will definitely make it again. Family really enjoyed this and it was so easy.
The difference between 3 stars and 5 + stars is keeping in both the green chile peppers IN ADDITION to the Ro-Tel AND stepping up the heat w/ the right pinch of red pepper flakes ( crushed or whole--your call on that ).
Didn't make any recipe additions, but I didn't have any corn, chilies or garlic. Made it anyway and wow was I surprised it was so good. Very little left over and will certainly make again and adding the extra ingredients to see how much different it will be.
Used both black beans (rinsed & drained) & prepared chili beans. Doubled the cheese, using both shredded jalapeno cheddar & shredded mexi-blend. YUM!
This was easy to make and both my kids liked it. Will definitely make it again.
It was very good and fast. Just add a green salad.
My husband and I loved this! I followed the recipe for the most part. I only substituted my homemade organic salsa for the green chiles and I put in peppers from my garden who
I made this for the guys at the fire station where I work and it was a hit. Perfect
This is soooooooooooooo good! I've made it for several people and they can't stop raving about it.
Excellent, I replaced the diced tomatoes with regular diced and added the juice of a fresh lime and a handful of fresh cilantro. I also used tex mex cheese.
Very good, even better the next day.
Really so much better without the corn
Great meal idea! I used Mission brand wheat, low-carb tortillas (which did NOT become soggy as others worried about), 1 lb. of ground chuck beef, 1 can of black beans, 1 can of Bush's chili kidney beans, taco seasoning instead of individual herbs, two cans of Rotel (one with lime and cilantro, the other original), and then just a little sprinkling of corn (mostly for color). The cheese used was Colby. Turned out terrific! Top each serving with sour cream, with a side of avocado and grape tomatoes. :) Will be making this again!
I made this exactly as written with one exception, I used high protein tortillas, 3 for the whole dish. It is now a family favourite.
Used moose burger instead of beef. Turned out very good, I will make again......
I have made this twice. The second time I deleted the chilis, but used chopped tomatoes with chilis instead of chopped tomatoes with cilantro, and I added 1 T of lime juice. I have a picky 7 year old and he loved it.
No changes, would make again.
It's was so easy I already had everything I needed and it was so fun to make as a family.
Love this !
very yummy and easy to make! would be fun to play with and mix and match different ingredients. I used a yellow Bell pepper instead of corn since I had no corn. also uses tomato paste vs sauce which worked well!
Originally I made it as it stated. Now I have improved it, corn tortillas, ground chicken, no corn and layer refried beans for one layer. Side toppings were sour cream, guacamole, green onions, black olives and jalapeños. Everyone has asked for the recipe. Love this!!!!
Made this exactly as the recipe states. This is really good. We had sour cream to the top and mmm Definitely a keeper!
I’m one of those “meal planners” that fails to really meal plan. I knew I had ground beef thawed, but until I came across this recipe, I had no idea I’d make it. Great choice! Flavors were wonderful, easy prep, easy clean up. I did have to sub a few things because I didn’t have it, I but I feel that this recipe was so well written, I thoroughly enjoyed my subs. I didn’t have Rotel, so I subbed hone-canned tomatoes, fresh lime juice from one whole lime, and fresh cilantro. I also didn’t have any of the chili’s, so I subbed fresh jalapeños. I was not disappointed!!! I truly enjoyed the freshness of the subs and the added color. Unfortunately, my whole family is sick, so I hope this recipe is even better as leftovers. I am a bit concerned with the tortillas being soggy; no one in this house can stand soggy breads/breadings. Give this recipe a whirl, it’s pretty tasty!
I made this tonight and it was sooo delicious,!!!! Thhsl recipe is a keeper?? I did make a few alterations as my guys are meat free.I used a can of brown lentals, 1 can fire roasted tomatoes. Didn’t use tomato sauce at al . This recipe will be one of my go-to recipes.??
I also used corn and flour tortillas. Will make again.
I added green onions and a can of sliced olives to the top. Didn't change anything else!
In my opinion, this is a 10 star dish. My husband loved it and this will be made many times over the winter. It was really YUMMY!
My wife liked this a ton. She's not a big foodie so when she likes something - we keep the recipe. I omitted the black beans and corn (just because I don't like them) came out great. What's cool about this recipe is that you can make the casserole the night before and pop it in the oven when you get home.
My family and guest loved it. I used fresh tomatoes and chillies because it is the season and we have lots.
Made this for Christmas eve brunch and it was a hit. If anyone you've invited doesn't like spicy food, either use only one ten-ounce can of the tomatoes with lime and cilantro. Or you could just substitute plain diced tomatoes. Leftovers freeze well.
My whole family enjoyed this dish. I made it with ground turkey and taco seasoning before following the rest of the directions; also used fresh cilantro and next time will add more corn. Instead of black beans I used "ranch beans" and only half of the tomato sauce called for (ranch beans are saucy) because I don't care for black beans. I will go heavier on all of the ingredients next time because it only afforded me one layer of tortillas in my pan. Extra cheese for sure. Yum! It is kind of like a Mexican lasagne. Great recipe!
Was delicious. I put 5 corn tortillas on 2 layers overlapping. At about 5 mins left I put broken hard tostitos scoops all over the top. My husband said it was delicious. add sourcream to each serving and hot peppers. Would definately make again. Taste like your eating a dip.
Quick and easy to make. Was a big hit!
I used corn tortillas, but otherwise made the recipe as written. Delicious! I'll make it again.
I would suggest making the beef mixture a day before so that the spices really soak in. I also recommend white corn tortillas because the flour tortillas get gooey leftover.
I’ve tried it with both flour and corn tortillas and personally I think it’s better with flour. The corn tortillas softened too much and you couldn’t taste them. Maybe I needed to double up up the layers or crisp them prior to. The filling is similar to what I use for black bean and corn quesadillas. Use lots of cheese and sour cream. Lettuce is a good add-on as well. Very delicious meal.
It was very simple to make and freezes well (leftovers) would make it again.
This recipe has good flavor and I've made it several times. However, the tortillas tend to get mushy and by the next day (leftovers) they are almost doughy. I think I'll try using tortilla chips instead.
Easy to make and very tasty. Preparation is easy!
Easy and made with ingredients I had at home so just a few changes - no green chilies or full amount of tomato sauce so 2 can of Rotel instead. Served with lettuce and tortilla chips.
First review, and I must say that this dish is outstanding! Even my 21 year old, who flat out refuses to eat anything with corn in it (despite liking corn), ate a plate sized piece! Added 1/2 pound of Chorizo for just a little extra kick, and used corn instead of flour tortillas, but other than that followed the recipe to a "T"
I will definitely make this again. Tasty and a great meal to warm you up on a cold night. Very easy to make!
This is almost identical to a Mc Cormack spice pack called Quesadilla Casserole. Only difference is only green chilis are called for and not Rotel
Delicious and very easy to make. Will definitely make it again.
Added extra enchilada sauce, as I did not have enough cheese and needed something to cover everything with. Also had bigger tortilla, so I used only 4. They covered whole surface well. Overall this made me think of lasagna, and you need to serve and eat it like one.
This is like a TexMex beef casserole! Switched our the flour tortillas for corn tortillas, and I added a roasted and chopped up big fat poblano. Like so many other recipes, it's entirely customizable to anyone's tastes!
This dish had good flavor. I only used one layer of tortillas and one layer of cheese. It turned out well, was easy to make and my husband enjoyed it too. I would make it again - and it was great for leftovers!