Mexican Chorizo and Potato Casserole Recipe -
Mexican Chorizo and Potato Casserole Recipe

Mexican Chorizo and Potato Casserole

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"Created for my son, who is diabetic and gluten-free. Easy to prepare, easy on the budget!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef, chorizo, and onion until meat is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, coriander, and black pepper. Add black beans, tomatoes, and corn; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. Combine cream cheese and butter in a microwave-safe bowl; heat on high until melted, about 1 minute. Stir cream cheese mixture until smooth; spread over meat mixture. Layer hash browns over cream cheese mixture and top with Cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and potatoes are lightly brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with shredded lettuce and guacamole.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • For a more authentic dish, substitute Queso Panela for the cream cheese and Queso Blanco for the cheddar.

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Apr 19, 2015

I made this recipe last night. I made a few changes because it's what I had at hand. I used all chorizo, which made it a little spicer, added a plobano pepper from my garden, and microwaved a few potatoes and grated them for hash browns. I didn't change anything else. This was an awesome dish. My husband loved it. I will definitely make this again.

Mar 08, 2015

I hate to rate this when I really just used it as a base recipe and made my own modifications to it but I would imagine the actual recipe is pretty good. I'm really just reviewing this for my own notes because I'd like to make it again. Microwaved some potatoes and diced them small - mixed those with diced tomatoes, 1 can of diced chilis, can of black beans, Fiesta chicken sausage, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder. Covered that with a cream cheese and yogurt mixture and then topped with cheese. We really liked this but some of the potatoes didn't cook through - either cover it next time or cook the potatoes further in the microwave.


7 Ratings

Sep 03, 2014

I baked potatoes 2 days prior and then just sliced them on top of meat. I added 3 color bell peppers and garlic. It looked like Shepard's pie with scalloped potatoes. My family loved it!

Mar 24, 2015

Made with jalapeno elk sausage, fresh fried potatoes and added a poblano chili to the meat - fantastic. Will make again!

Jan 20, 2015

I made this recipe couple times. Family enjoys it. I used fresh potatoes. Also I used 2 cans diced tomatoes. Also I cooked the casserole longer. Another change I made was I used chorizo and Italian sausage. Another time used chorizo and chicken. I am sure beef would be fine, but we don't eat a lot of beef. AI also added tablespoon garlic The casserole has some flavor, but yet not to hot for family. I gave this 5 stars. Everyone enjoyed the meal and we have a lot of garden potatoes so I am always looking for ways to cook potatoes and mix it up abit.


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  • Calories
  • 527 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 37.7 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 8.2 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 1125 mg
  • 45%

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

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