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Mexican Casserole for Cinco de Mayo

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This Cinco de Mayo recipe is another, Mexican inspired, family favorite!  But, better than that, Mexican Casserole is a super quick, kid-friendly recipe for busy moms!  Add in some sausage or ground beef and it has all the ingredients necessary for a full course meal that is done is less than 30 minutes!  How’s that for easy?

Cinco de Mayo recipePersonally, I like to use Taco Bell brand salsa, but to each his own!

I have lots of fun Cinco de Mayo happenings on my three sites including:

Cinco de Mayo recipe

Mexican Casserole for Cinco de Mayo

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Mexican Casserole is a super quick, kid-friendly, Cinco de Mayo recipe for busy moms!


  • 1 16 ounce can refried beans
  • 3/4 onion diced
  • 5 10 inch flour tortillas
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar or Colby Jack cheese


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F Spray a 9-inch pie pan with non-stick cooking spray.

    In a saucepan, cook refried beans and onions on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.

    Place one tortilla in the bottom of the greased pan. Spread about 1/3 cup of the bean mixture over it. Layer a few tablespoons of salsa over this. Then, place another tortilla over the salsa, and add more of the bean mixture. Follow the beans with a big handful of cheese, spreading evenly. repeat layers, spreading the ingredients evenly over the tortillas.

    Bake until the cheese is melted, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 583Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 1586mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

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Lisa LaRocco

Monday 10th of June 2013

I love Mexican food. This is a great recipe to have at gatherings just in case someone is vegetarian. It will do double duty because those that aren't will love it also. Thanks for sharing.


Meghan @ The Tasty Fork

Thursday 30th of May 2013

I can eat Mexican food any day of the week! This recipe sounds perfect for a busy night and I need a quick meal.

Susie @Bowdabra

Saturday 18th of May 2013

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Susie @Bowdabra

Friday 17th of May 2013

Thanks for sharing this delish dish in the weekly Bowdabra Crafty Showcase.

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Miz Helen

Saturday 11th of May 2013

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon! Miz Helen

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