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Salsa Chorizo Casserole

I have an addiction to Mexican food. Mexican-American.  Tex-Mex.  Authentic Mexican.  Just about any recipe with that flavor profile is a home run for me.  Is it the big bold flavors?  The passionate use of cheese?  The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love. Did I just say “passionate use of cheese”?

(awkward silence)

Warning…this recipe also includes the wanton use of salsa verde and chorizo.

 Salsa Chorizo Casserole

Salsa Chorizo Casserole is a flavor-packed casserole recipe you will go crazy for!

Chorizo has this magic way of making a normal Mexican meal better.  Take a recipe with a score of 7 on the yum chart…chorizo will bump it to a 10.

 

 

Is it the big bold flavors? The passionate use of cheese? The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

 

 

Whether you use pork or beef chorizo, this spicy rich seasoned meat will provide another layer of flavor to your recipes.

 

Is it the big bold flavors? The passionate use of cheese? The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

 

Using chorizo also takes a lot of the guesswork out of seasoning your meal.  It is really heavily seasoned, and a little on the salty side.  This recipe combination for Salsa Chorizo Casserole required no additional seasoning.

That makes life easier, doesn’t it?

We have been walking on the spicy side lately…check out our Easy Chile Colorado Skillet Recipe.

Monster Chorizo Nachos Recipe

 

Is it the big bold flavors? The passionate use of cheese? The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

 

I love salsa verde.  The bright and tangy flavor is so good with this casserole.

You can use your favorite jarred variety or make your own with fresh roasted tomatillos.  Since I was making this easy dinner recipe on a weeknight, I went for the easy store-bought version.

Definitely use a salsa that is thick and chunky.

See how the chorizo spices have blended with the ground beef and a little bit of water to form a rich red sauce?? Genius ingredient!

 

Is it the big bold flavors? The passionate use of cheese? The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

 

Now the fun part of cooking!! Making it your own. We layered our flour tortillas with the meat mixture, topped with black beans, Mexican corn, more salsa verde, and Monterrey jack cheese.

Shameless use of salsa verde and cheese.

Wanna make this Easy Casserole Recipe your very own?  Try these ingredients:

  • fresh chopped tomatoes or canned drained Rotel
  • jalapenos, fresh or pickled
  • sliced black or green olives
  • Mexican rice

 

Is it the big bold flavors? The passionate use of cheese? The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

 

Repeat the layers: tortillas, chorizo mixture, beans, corn, salsa, cheese. Then into the oven to make it hot and bubbly.

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Is it the big bold flavors? The passionate use of cheese? The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

 

Bake it now and serve immediately. Or, make it and freeze it for later.  This recipe easily doubles to make one for now and one for later.  (Or split this recipe into two smaller pan sizes.)

 

Is it the big bold flavors? The passionate use of cheese? The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

 

Me?  I couldn’t wait for later. Easy and cheesy, bold and full of familiar flavors…but with a little something special with salsa verde and chorizo.

 

Is it the big bold flavors? The passionate use of cheese? The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

 

 

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Salsa Chorizo Casserole

A spicy and savory casserole loaded with your favorite Mexican flavors.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 486 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound chorizo sausage beef or pork
  • 16 ounces jar chunky salsa verde
  • 2 cups shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • 14 ounces black beans rinsed and drained
  • 11 ounce Mexican style corn drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 large flour tortillas or 8 10 inch

Cook That

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x12 casserole dish with non stick spray.
  2. Cook ground beef with the chorizo until browned. Stir in 1 cup of salsa and the water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Cut flour tortillas into halves or quarters and create a layer in the bottom of the baking dish. Evenly spread half of the chorizo mixture. Top with half of the beans, half of the corn, and half of the remaining salsa. Sprinkle with half of the shredded cheese.
  4. Repeat the layer: tortilla, meat mixture, beans, corn, salsa, cheese.
  5. Bake for 30 - 45 minutes until heated through and bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  6. (If heating from frozen, thaw in refrigerator overnight before baking. Adjust baking time as needed to heat through.)
Nutrition Facts
Salsa Chorizo Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1051mg 44%
Potassium 731mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 13.5%
Vitamin C 5.2%
Calcium 24.7%
Iron 20.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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