This easy Mexican pizza casserole is just amazing! Cheesy layered tortillas with chunky salsa and beef, it’s my family’s favorite comfort food!
This easy Mexican pizza casserole (I like to call it) was created kinda’ by accident. Don’t you love it when you have a few ingredients you need to use or else they will spoil so you throw them together hoping it will come out well and it comes out SO delicious?? Well months ago I created a chicken tortilla bake casserole dish that came out great too and this came to mind when I had tortillas, salsa, and a pound of ground beef that needed to be cooked soon.
Everyone loves Taco Bell’s Mexican pizzas, and those remind me of this dish. Layers of tortillas (I used flour tortillas this time), cheese, beef, and lots of creamy sauce with a kick! You can make it as spicy as you want, or use a milder salsa and then allow those who love a lot of spice to just add it to the top once it is served, either way this has become one of our favorite meals that is really easy to throw together (which I love). (affiliate links present)
This is what you will need:
This picture is what made me think of a Mexican pizza casserole more than a pie but you could go either way really. I found the large burrito style tortillas at the store right along side the small and “regular” sized ones, I used both spicy jack and cheddar cheeses but you could use either or if you prefer. I don’t like a lot of spice but this is perfect for all of us, and packed full of flavor. Here’s the recipe (video shows a version without the cream of mushroom, we preferred with after comparing the two but both are fabulous)
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 c salsa
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 3 large tortillas (burrito style, large 10 inch)
- 2 c cheddar cheese sharp is best
- 1 c spicy jack cheese
- 1/3 onion diced
- 1 small can diced chiles optional
- salsa verde topping
- sour cream topping
Cook your ground beef with your diced onions, drain fat. Put in a bowl.
Add your cream of mushroom soup and salsa in with your ground beef and stir well. Shred your cheeses and mix in another bowl.
Spray non stick spray inside your pie plate and push 1 large tortilla inside. A bit of it will go up on the sides which is good.
Spread 1/3 of your ground beef mixture on the tortilla, followed by 1/3 of your cheeses.
Lay another tortilla down and continue to layer, last tortilla then remaining third of beef mixture and cheese on top.
Put in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes just so everything can meld together.
Cut like a pie and serve topped with more salsa, salsa verde, sour cream, guacamole, avocado or anything else you like!