Mexican Casserole

Mexican Casserole

Mexican Casserole

Here is a simple Mexican Casserole that my family enjoys.  There is SO MUCH MORE than you can add (ie fresh ingredients) that would be yummy.

I will add, down at the bottom, would I do when food is more readily available.  For now, you do what you have to do to feed the people in your house!

Be safe.  Stay in.  Wash your hands!


2# ground beef


Chili powder

2 cans Rotel tomatoes and chilis

1 can cream of mushroom

1 can cream of chicken



Colby/Jack Cheese

Fritos (chili cheese Fritos would be spectacular in this recipe)


Brown ground beef, onion, garlic, and seasoning.  Once cooked, drain if necessary.  Next, add chili powder.  Then add in soups and tomato/chilis with the liquid.  Stir well.

In greased 13×9 dish, layer crushed up tortilla chips, meat, cheese.  Repeat until all ingredients are used up.  End with cheese.  Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.


Cut up some fresh peppers and saute with onion, garlic, and beef.  You can also add in kidney beans, black beans, corn, cooked rice.  Ooh, or you could add a layer of rice so do chips, meat, rice, cheese.  That’d be good.  You could also a layer of refried beans!  Oh man, add in a can of nacho cheddar cheese soup.  Good grief.  So many options!



Keto-Friendly Enchilada Casserole

Keto-Friendly Enchilada CasseroleKeto-Friendly Enchilada Casserole

This is a recipe that I needed to be able to throw together quickly.  Actually, my #2 kid is making the Keto-Friendly Enchilada Casserole.  Now, she knows how to cook but according to my husband…nothing tastes as good as my food.  #browniepointsforhim

Next time, we will go lighter on the cilantro EO or maybe use fresh.  I’m not a big fan of cilantro but I know that it is supposed to “bring the flavors together.”  Oh, and be a “bright note” on a heavy dish LOL.  Clearly, I’m watching too much Guy’s Grocery Games.


4 cans of chicken, drained (you can use fresh, but I didn’t have any)

1 can chile peppers

Cilantro (I used 4 drops of doTerra essential oil)


Enchilada Sauce

Olive oil


Minced garlic


6 T. chili powder (or to taste start with less and add as your palate can handle)


2 cans tomato sauce

1 c. water


In a pan, bring together the oil, onion, garlic, and seasoning.  Saute till the onion is cooked through.  Add the chili powder, cumin, tomato sauce, and water.  Simmer till it thickens up.

In a bowl, add chicken, sauce, chile peppers, cilantro, cheddar, and the sauce.  Stir well.  Place in 13×9 greased dish.  Add more cheddar on top.  Cook at 350 for 15 minutes.  Serve with cauliflower rice.



Keto-Friendly Cheeseburger Casserole

Keto-Friendly Cheeseburger CasseroleKeto-Friendly Cheeseburger Casserole

Now, this Keto-Friendly Cheeseburger Casserole did not blow my dress up BUT I will make it again with some tweaks.  I will post how I made it and how I will change it up in the future.

Note:  I doubled this, so I made a HUGE pan of it because I have a larger than normal family, please adjust according to your family size!  Also, this will freeze well.  Use a layer of aluminum foil and then that press and seal stuff from Walmart.  Then, for poops and giggles, add another layer of aluminum.  Be sure and label and date.

You can take all the wrapping off and let it sit in the fridge to thaw.  Once thawed, cook normally.  You can also take all the wrapping off, add back a layer of aluminum foil and cook it at 250, covered, for several hours.


4 lbs hamburger (next time, I will use ground beef and sausage)

Bacon bits

4 all-beef hotdogs (I had one random pack in the freezer and it needed to be used)



minced garlic

1 package of frozen riced cauliflower

3 c. cheddar

2 T. mustard (use just 1 next time)

1/2 c. mayo (use a 1/4 c. next time)

1/2 c. ketchup (use a 1/4 c. next time)


Saute onion, garlic, meat, and seasoning.  Drain if necessary.  Add uncooked cauliflower rice and stir in.  Next, add mustard, ketchup, and mayo stirring well.  Then, add in about 2 c. cheddar.

Place in greased 13×9 dish.  Top with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.