Easy Burrito Casserole

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Get ready to fall in love with this insanely delicious Burrito Casserole. All the bold, zesty flavors of your favorite burrito, conveniently baked into one incredibly tasty, fuss-free casserole. This surefire crowd-pleaser will have the whole family licking their plates clean!

If you’re craving the flavors of a hearty, stuffed burrito but don’t want to fuss with rolling and assembling, this Burrito Casserole is the answer to your prayers. It packs all that irresistible burrito goodness – savory beef, zesty tomatoes and chilies, creamy beans, melty cheese – into crispy layers of tortillas that bake up golden and delicious. One bite of this spectacular Tex-Mex marvel will transport your tastebuds on a flavor vacation.

Why This Recipe is a Must-Make

  • Incredibly easy to prep ahead or throw together on a busy night
  • Feeds a crowd with easy portioning (or meal prep perfection if just for a couple!)
  • Endlessly customizable with your favorite additions and toppings
  • Reheats beautifully for tasty leftovers you’ll be excited to eat
  • Hello, cheesy, beefy, crave-worthy Tex-Mex indulgence!

Fiesta of Flavors

  • Lean ground beef seasoned with a signature southwest spice blend
  • Vibrant fire-roasted diced tomatoes with a zesty kick of green chilies
  • Creamy, protein-packed black beans simmered in savory seasonings
  • Dollops of cool, tangy sour cream to balance the smoky heat
  • Layers of tender flour tortillas to soak up all the tremendous flavors
  • A mountain of gloriously melty, gooey Mexican cheese blend

Let’s Make It!

  1. Start by browning your lean ground beef with onions until cooked through. Season with zesty taco seasoning, black beans and a touch of water to make a thick, tasty filling.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the luscious tomato-chili sauce with cool sour cream to create a creamy, tangy blend.
  3. Time to layer! Line a baking dish with a tortilla, then spread on half the beef filling, sauce and finally a shower of shredded cheese. Repeat layers ending with a cheesy tortilla topper.
  4. Just bake until hot and bubbling, then dig into the incredible aroma of south-of-the-border spices.

Pro Tips & Tasty Tricks

  • Make it Meat-Free: Use veggie crumbles or fill with sauteed fajita veggies instead of beef
  • Spice It Up: Add pickled jalapeños, diced green chiles or chipotle sauce for extra kick
  • Stay Classic: Swap black beans for refried pinto beans for a traditional spin
  • Meal Prep It: This freezes beautifully for heat-and-eat single servings
  • Crispy Texture: Spray tortillas lightly with cooking spray before layering

Serving Suggestions: Slice into squares and top with your favorite burrito fixings like guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and more sour cream or salsa. Pair it with cilantro lime rice or elote for an authentic Mexican feast!

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Storage Instructions: Leftovers will keep refrigerated for 3-4 days. Reheat portions in the microwave or oven until heated through. For freezing, let baked casserole cool completely then wrap tightly with foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight before reheating.

Let me know if you need any other details for this delectable Burrito Casserole! I’m happy to provide the full, formatted recipe card and nutritional info. With this easy, crowd-pleasing dish in your repertoire, you’ll never crave take-out burritos again.

Burrito Casserole

Burrito Casserole – all the flavors of a burrito in a quick and easy casserole for the whole family. Lots of ways to mix it up, make ahead, or even freeze!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a skillet, brown ground beef and onion until cooked through, 5-6 minutes. Drain excess fat.
  • Add taco seasoning, water, and black beans. Simmer for 2 minutes until thickened.
  • In a bowl, mix together diced tomatoes and sour cream.
  • Spray an 8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Place one tortilla in the bottom.
  • Layer 1/2 the beef mixture, 1/2 the sauce, and 1/3 of the cheese.
  • Repeat layers ending with cheese on top.
  • Cover and bake for 30-40 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  • Remove foil and bake 5 minutes more to lightly brown the cheese.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Top with desired toppings.

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