Easy Rotel Casserole

I think like most busy mom’s I am in love with anything EASY! After 8-10 hours on my feet at work and a to-do list an arms length long every night I am happy to whip up a quick and delicious meal. Everyone in this family adores Mexican Food.  I love how quick most Mexican dishes come together.  Let me tell you this is a whole lot cheaper and not to mention a ton healthier than running through the Drive Thru at a fast food joint.  Oh and I guess I should mention it is so much tastier! I bet that you have all these ingredients in your pantry and fridge right now, so I would make this for dinner tonight if I were you. It took like 10 min to whip up and 30 min in the oven.  During those 30 min I  started laundry, emptied the dishwasher, and got a few small things done on that forever long to-do list. Then we were able to sit down to a great meal!

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All this meal calls for is ground meat {I used chicken but you can use beef or turkey} tortilla chips, a can of Rotel, re-fried beans,sour cream, cheese and some spices! Super easy and all in your cupboard right now.  You could even leave out one step and just dump the beans in the meat mixture and that will be even Quicker.  Hooray for Fun Mexican Night! I use the original flavor of Rotel but feel free to jazz it up or tone it down with Mild to Hot!  There is a flavor for everyone! We dug into this and loved every bite and it made for a most excellent lunch the next day. There is an explosion of flavors and a great balance between the cheesey goodness and the slight crunch of the crust.  I really really recommend making this tonight or at the very least tomorrow!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground meat of your choice {beef, chicken, turkey}
  • 1 package of Taco Seasoning
  • 16 oz can re-fried beans
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups Tortilla Chips broken up
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes and chile’s {any heat level that you like} drained
  • 1 cup shredded Cheese blend
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Instructions

  • pre heat the oven to 350
  • in a skillet cook your meat til no pink shows. If you use Chicken or Turkey there is no need to drain the grease
  • add the packet of Taco seasoning
  • while the meat is browning in a sauce pan heat the re-fried beans and sour cream {this step can be eliminated and just toss the beans and sour cream in the meat}
  • spray a 9×11 or similar baking dish with non stick spray
  • layer the chips the beans and the meat {if you mixed the beans and meat together just layer the mixture on top of the chips}
  • then spread the Rotel on top
  • sprinkle on the cheese and bake for 30 min
  • serve with extra chips and salsa!
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