Tex-Mex Beef Casserole is a great way to use planned leftovers from Carne Guisada, a delicious Mexican beef stew. Planned leftovers help me to not only reduce waste but speed up prep time on meals using the leftovers. Because the Carne Guisada is already prepared, creating this dish is just a matter of assembling the layers and baking.
10oz.can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
½cupcrushed tortilla chips
2cupsshredded Mexican blend cheese
pico de gallo and cilantro for garnish
In a 9x12 baking dish, layer the rice, refried beans, tomatoes and green chilis, and carne guisada. Sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips and cheese.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve with fresh cilantro and pico de gallo.
For flavor that packs a powerful punch, try adding cumin and garlic salt to the refried beans before adding to the casserole. You can also substitute yellow rice in place of the white rice for even more flavor.