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Cinco de Mayo Casserole Recipe

Cinco de Mayo Casserole

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"A simple, satisfying main dish that our family enjoys. You can use reduced-fat cheeses and sour cream, but don't use the fat-free choices. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, sliced black olives, more salsa, and warmed tortillas."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer ground beef to a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Spoon onion mixture over ground beef.
  4. Mix tomatoes with green chile peppers, salsa, corn, sour cream, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, salt, and black pepper into ground beef mixture; top with remaining 2 cups Cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and cheese is melted, about 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 25, 2013

Made for dinner tonight and loved it! Hubby ate it as well. :) I added a can of Bush's Grillin' Beans: Black Bean Fiesta and left out the onions and garlic (didn't have any). A tad bit bland but did have flavor. Will make again! Served with warmed flour tortillas. Leftovers tomorrow will be Nacho style! Makes a lot (serves more than 6)!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 05, 2013

Unfortunately this wasn't a hit in my family. It tasted like it should have been a topping for nachos and not a meal. :(


8 Ratings

Jun 03, 2015

Had Rotel and salsa on hand but just regular corn. I always have frozen onions and peppers for cooking on the fly so I used a cup of that rather than the onion in the recipe. We both enjoyed it. After reading the reviews we just served it in a bowl, not unlike chili or hamburger helper in the consistency. Hubby said it was worth a repeat. May try the black bean idea I saw in one of the reviews. May try a few jalapenos next time. I think this is gonna be on our "comfort food" list.

May 05, 2014

Very good but I added rice and taco sauce because of the other reviews that I had seen saying it wasn't casserole enough. Added 2 cups of slighty undercooked white rice and served it on warm tortillas it was a hit :)

Feb 13, 2014

Great dish!!

Jul 22, 2013

I wasn't crazy about this but I am giving it 4 stars because the rest of the family liked it. I was expecting it to be a casserole that you can cut out of the pan but instead it had to be spooned out. I made it into burrito filling and put it in warmed flour tortillas.

May 06, 2013

We had this for dinner last night and my hunny loved it. We served it as is with cornbread on the side. It had a little heat but not over the top. We really enjoyed it the first time and he enjoyed it as left overs today. I made exactly as state except I added 11 oz of mexican corn instead of 7oz. mostly just because my store didn't carry the smaller cans.


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  • Calories
  • 528 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 123 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 38.6 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 1171 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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