Bryan's Mexican Casserole

36 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

This is one of my son's favorites and it has everything in it to make a meal by itself, but it's also good served with a salad.

"It was great! We made a couple of changes...some intentional some not:

We used regular long grain rice and not minute rice. We used chunky salsa and not picante. My wife is gluten intollerant so we couldn't use the ranch beans; we used black beans and used the spices listed on the can of ranch beans. Nest time I want to use a little cilantro and some chopped up peppers (jalapeƱo, serrano, etc)."


1 1/2 pound Lean ground meat
1 medium Onion; chopped
4 ounces Picante sauce; We like Pace's medium
1 1/2 cup Minute Rice; cooked by package directions
salt and pepper; to taste
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 12-oz can Ranch Style Beans
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese; Grated

Original recipe makes 8



Brown the meat and onion and drain. Add the other ingredients except the cheese and simmer until slightly thickened. Put half of the meat mixture in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Add half the cheese. Repeat layers ending with cheese. Bake at 300 degrees until the cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbly.

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Made with wild elk meat instead of beef. Great dish for those not lovers of 'gaminess.'

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One of my favorites! Soooo good
amycarmella 1y ago

Awesome! I use Rotel with cilantro and jalapeño and this gives it a little kick. Also, sometimes I add corn salsa.
BettiH 1y ago

I will try again, adding more veggies. I used quinoa instead of the rice.
Bebop2 2y ago

Yummy! Will make again! Substituted the meat with ground turkey & chorizo. Added a small can of mushrooms.
racerpooh 2y ago

Amazing!! I did add my own spices to the meat, but oh did my family love it.. Def making again!!
lotz2bluvd 2y ago

mlesher1 2y ago

family loved it
tabathabakerainsworth 2y ago

Just made it, had to take a test bite......yummy! Will let u know what the family thinks. :) Update....loved it! Very moist & seasoned just right. Thank you.
spaige 3y ago

We used ground turkey and it was good. It is a keeper at our house
tolivieri 3y ago

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