Tex-Mex Casserole

Tex-Mex Casserole

Prep Time:Cook Time:Total Time:Servings:
20 minutes50 minutes70 minutes8

  • Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ cups Xochitl Stone Ground Salsa
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 cups Xochitl tortilla chips
  • 1 large tomato , diced
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño slices
  • 2 green onions , sliced

▢ Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×12-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

▢ Place the beef in a non-stick skillet, season with salt, cumin, chili powder, and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain off any fat. Add the salsa, beans, corn, and half the olives. Stir and continue to cook for 2 minutes or until everything is heated through.h.

▢ Place the chips in a large food storage bag and crush.

▢ Put half the beef mixture in an even layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half the cottage cheese sour cream mixture, then 2 cups of grated cheese, and half the crushed chips. Repeat the layers. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Leave oven on.

▢ Remove the foil, sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of cheese over the top, scatter the rest of the olives, the tomatoes, and the jalapeño slices over the top. Cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the cheese on top is fully melted. Scatter the green onion on top and serve.

“Casseroles are so convenient. They feed several (or 1-2 people a few times), they generally use easy-to-find ingredients, and chances are they are covered with cheese to give you those comfort food vibes. This Gluten-Free Tex-Mex Casserole checks all those boxes and more – you’re going to love this one!”

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