Mexican Casserole Recipe

Casserole with a Mexican Flair

Real Restaurant Casserole Recipe

This Mexican Casserole has great flavor, is hearty and uses ingredients most people have in their cupboards at home. It is well worth trying!

Make this dish when you have left-over rice in the refrigerator or when you need a wonderful dish to take to a pot luck or barbeque. I've learned to take copies of the recipe when I take it to a get together because everyone asks for it.

The restaurant guests have asked for this casserole recipe many times.

I usually serve this casserole with tortilla chips, salsa and a green salad.

Mexican Casserole

Restaurant Casserole Recipe

Preparation time: 30 minutes including cooking the rice. Serves 8


  • 2 pounds of ground chuck
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • One 30-32 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 2 packages of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • One 14 ounce can of whole kernel corn including the liquid
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • 4 slices of bacon, partially cooked (optional, for topping)



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  • Heat a large skillet or soup pot over medium heat and add the meat and chopped onion
  • Cook over medium - high heat, stirring until very little pink remains in the meat
  • Add tomato sauce, corn with the liquid, chili powder, taco seasoning, white pepper and garlic powder and heat until the mixture begins to simmer
  • Stir in the cooked rice and then pour the contents into a 9 X 13 inch baking pan
  • Cover the casserole with the cheese(s) and lay the bacon strips (if using) over all
  • Cover the casserole for the first 15 minutes of baking time and then uncover and bake 15 more minutes or until the cheese is melted and the ingredients are thoroughly heated

Enjoy your Casserole Recipe and the company of those you share it with!


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