College Boy Loves Mexican Casserole


Our sweet son, Spencer, is home for the summer! Wow it feels good to have everybody back in the nest. He just loves this Mexican Casserole that I've been making for years. Thought I'd share it with you.

This was passed to me so many years ago that I'm not even sure who gave it to me. It's copied from a book and says Mrs. John Taylor (Sue). So Mrs. Taylor, where ever you are...Thanks!!

Mexican Casserole

1 Tbsp. oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 28 oz. can stewed tomatoes
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 4 oz. can diced green chilies
1 2 1/2 oz. can chopped black olives
15-16 oz. crunched up Nacho Doritos
1/2 lb. mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 pt. sour cream
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in large pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until translucent. Brown the ground beef breaking it up as you go. Blend in tomatoes, taco seasoning, chilies, and olives and simmer about 10 minutes.



Grease 9x13" baking dish. Layer 1/2 of the chips over bottom of dish. Add all of meat mixture then mozzarella and sour cream. Top with remaining chips. Bake until heated through about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and continue baking until cheese melts. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.



Oops, that came out a little blurry. Take my word for it - this is delicious!



Made him smile! Not really, I had to beg him.

Thank you Gollum for hosting this most delicious event.

36 comments

kimmcl said...

Oooooh girl, now that looks yummy! And my crew LOVES Mexican. Thanks for your input on the settee. I'll let ya know what I decide! Have a great weekend Stacey. ~~Kim~~

Keetha said...

Oooooo there really is nothing I like better than a food post replete with mouth watering photos!!!!!

Carrie said...

Yum!!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

this sounds really good!Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great Mother's Day ~ Susan

Domestic Designer said...

Looks yummy!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I can tell by the smile -- this is one great recipe! Thanks for the share.

"Blossom" said...

Yummy for the tummy.

Nancy said...

Stacey, My guys love Mexican too...I will make this for them one day. Thanks so much! It looks like somehting they will love!

Happy Mothers Day to you! Enjoy your weekend! Nancy

Shelia said...

I can tell this is a delicious dish because of your cute son's smile!
Oh, I love to work with graphics and do a lot of things for my church. It's fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I have a recipe very similar; we LOVE it. The two of us can eat almost the entire thing!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

That recipe sounds really good. I will make it really soon. Thanks!

Kathleen Grace said...

Awwww, congratulations on having the nest full again:>) The casserole looks wonderful and I bet he is so glad to get some of mom's cooking again:>)

bj said...

Oh, child...this sounds wonderful. Out here in West Texas, we use corn or flour tortillas..never thought to use chips...Will be trying this one, for sure! Thanks..

imjacobsmom said...

Yum, you know me I love anything mexican. I'm saving this one for sure! ~ Robyn

Carol said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe. We all love Mexican food in our family.

Congratulations to Spencer for completing his 1st year at OSU!

Hugs,
Carol

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Oh, this recipe sounds like the kind of foods we love to eat! Thanks for sharing the recipe. blessings,Kathleen

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Oh, this recipe sounds like the kind of foods we love to eat! Thanks for sharing the recipe. blessings,Kathleen

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Oh, this recipe sounds like the kind of foods we love to eat! Thanks for sharing the recipe. blessings,Kathleen

Gollum said...

I'll be making this next week! Your son is adorable--I know you are thrilled to have him home. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Daphine said...

Yum! Yum! and Yum! I do believe that I will be trying this for my family! Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Mother's Day!

Miss Janice said...

Isn't he cute? I would love some of that yummy Mexican casserole as well!

The Muse said...

Pass the habaneros!
Oh goody~Spicy !

Ms. Tee said...

that looks so good! And I'm happy that your boy is home for the summer -yay! How sweet of you to make his favorite thing. Have a great Mom's day! :)

mbkatc230 said...

This looks delicious! Isn't is fun when they come home and ask for one of mom's special recipes? We will definitely be trying this one, we love mexican food in our house! Kathy

Just a little something from Judy said...

Reading over the ingredients, I know my husband will love this casserole. I cannot wait to try it. Thank you Stacey for sharing it. Have fun with your dear son...lucky you!!

Brenda said...

I've decided I just have to do a bit more cooking, so I shall reference this one. I like casseroles. Usually plenty of leftovers to reheat! Although at your house with males that probably isn't the case!
Brenda

April said...

Enjoy having your boy home! I can definitely understand why he loves that casserole...it sounds DELISH! I'm going to have to give it a whirl, for sure! We LOVE Mexican food!

April said...

Oh, and have a very special Mother's Day on Sunday!

Darlene said...

Mexican food is our favorite so we will definitely try this one! Have fun with your son while he is home.

Happy Mother's Day!♥

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, this sounds delicious. I think my family would like it too. such a good looking young man! laurie

Kristen said...

This looks very tasty! Thanks for sharing.

Go Pokes!

Ramona said...

Hey there Stacey ~ Yum~ola!!!! This dish looks so good...and I bet it makes the house smell devine! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your sweet guy this summer...I miss my boys being home.

Have a great weekend,
Ramona :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That is very similiar to one I do..but I layer it with tortilla shells..YOU have me hungry now....yum. Your son is a cutie pie! So glad you all are back together for the Summer...I don't know what I will do when mine goes off..he is 11 but seems like just yesterday he was 5. I got my jute upholstery ribbon at good ole Walmart...check there notions next time...cherry

Foley said...

Love all these Mexican recipes this past week - this looks easy and good!!

Susie Q said...

It looks so yummy! I just cpied it down to try soon. Your son is such a cutie!!
Love,
Sue

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thanks for this delicious looking recipe! We love Mexican food. Have a very Happy Mother's Day! Twyla