Mexican Chorizo and Potato Casserole


I created this potato and chorizo casserole recipe for my son who is diabetic and gluten-free. Easy to prepare, easy on the budget!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • ½ pound Mexican chorizo, casing removed and meat crumbled

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 (2 pound) package hash brown potatoes

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • shredded lettuce

  • 1 cup guacamole


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef, chorizo, and onion until meat is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, coriander, and black pepper. Add black beans, tomatoes, and corn; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart baking dish.

  3. Combine cream cheese and butter in a microwave-safe bowl; heat on high until melted, about 1 minute. Stir cream cheese mixture until smooth; spread over meat mixture. Layer hash browns over cream cheese mixture and top with Cheddar cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and potatoes are lightly brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with shredded lettuce and guacamole.

Cook's Note:

For a more authentic Mexican dish, substitute queso panela for the cream cheese and queso blanco for Cheddar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

527 Calories
38g Fat
40g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 527
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 1125mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 176mg 14%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1217mg 26%

* 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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