Mexican Tortilla Casserole!

Hello friends and Happy Wednesday!

Boy, do I have a treat for you!

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Mexican Tortilla Casserole!

So confession: I’m watching Alone right now, which is about these people trying to survive in the arctic winter, and they are doing everything they can to find food in 0 degree F weather, and I’m sitting here blogging about amazing guacamole.

So I’m feeling a little guilty. It’s okay, I’ll get over it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But anywho – one of my absolute favorite things to do is share a meal with my man. ๐Ÿ™‚ Food is absolutely my love language, and so cooking something delicious for he and I to enjoy together is absolutely a joy for me!

And boy, did he enjoy it!

Crunchy tortillas, meaty chicken, gooey cheese, buttery guacamole and cool and tangy sour cream!

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And the best thing about this gluten free meal is the leftovers!

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He was able to take this to work for lunch all week! And it reheats like a dream!

So make it on a Sunday night, and enjoy it for the rest of the entire week! You certainly won’t regret it!

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Here’s What You Need: (Serves 6 hungry people)

1 rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 5 cups)
Two 10 oz cans of diced tomatoes with chiles
1 cup chicken broth
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
One 15.5 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
One 10 oz bag of frozen corn
12 small corn tortillas, cut into quarters
One 8 oz block of Monterey Jack cheese, shredded – about 2 cups
1/2 cup sour cream

1/3 cup minced red onion
Fresh cilantro, chopped

9 x 13 inch casserole dish (I used a disposable one that travels well!)
Large mixing bowl
Good chef’s knife
Measuring cups and spoons
Tin foil

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Brush a 9×13 inch casserole dish with oil. (Or rub with butter)

In a large bowl, stir together the diced tomatoes with chiles, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin and salt. Add the black beans, frozen corn, chicken, tortilla wedges and half of the shredded cheese, and stir to evenly distribute and moisten all of the ingredients. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish and spread into an even layer. Loosely cover with tin foil and bake for 25 minutes.

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Raise the oven temperature to 400 degrees. Remove the tin foil and and sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese. Continue to make until the cheese is melted and just starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Top with dollops of sour cream, guacamole, and sprinkle with red onion and cilantro. Serve hot!

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OK – this was such a hit!! I don’t know about you, but Mexican food is my favorite cuisine. Probably because guacamole is always the star of the show! But wow – there’s something about the warm spices, the fresh cilantro, buttery avocado — I don’t think I will ever tire of it!

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My man absolutely loved this. It was almost like a huge pile of nachos supreme!

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The particularly enjoyable part of this meal was the variety of textures! Something magical happens when you bake this in oven, because the corn tortillas all cook slightly differently! The ones buried in the center take on a very – almost cakey and soft texture, the ones on the edges have a bit of crunchiness with golden brown edges, the ones on the top are smothered in gooey melted cheese, and some have become so crispy they’re like actual tortilla chips!

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And the colors are just absolutely gorgeous! The red, the green the purple, the golden brown, the deep black — they come together to form this beautiful masterpiece. Top it with crisp white sour cream, and it’s beautiful enough for an art gallery!

But the flavors are what take it over the top. That, and how healthy it is! It’s full of protein, fiber, vegetables and calcium. Not bad for a casserole that takes less than 20 minutes to make!

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So make this meal! I promise, your tastebuds, and your time management initiatives will thank you!

Until tomorrow…

xoxo Caralyn

“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5


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51 responses to “Mexican Tortilla Casserole!”

    • Aw good! Iโ€™m so glad it did! Thank you for stopping by!! Happy cooking! Hugs and love xox

  1. I think it’s so amazing that you can say food is your love language. I honestly don’t know much about eating disorders, but I think that’s a sure sign of victory! Keep livin’ for Jesus!

    • Aw thank you Grace! Yes! It definitely is a sign of victory! Food is a gift from God! He made it taste so good with such variety! Hehe Hugs and love xox

    • Oh nice!!! Isn’t it fabulous Madeline!? oooh – that does sounds like a flavorful addition! Hugs and love xox

  2. WoW, Caralyn. This looks sooo delicious, but my bride is allergic to ANY kind of pepper (even bell!) and cannot handle hot spices. So I’ll save this for a “bach meal” someday if she has to go to UK’s campus and leave me on my own for lunch. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • aw thank you so much! oh no! You could make this with just plain diced tomatoes (without the chilis)! Is chili powder okay? If not, she could just omit it, and substitute, perhaps, curry powder? Give it some middle eastern flair? ๐Ÿ™‚ hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs and love xox

      • Sometime I will tell you how we wouldnโ€™t up in a wonderful hospital in D.C. while on vacation because a restaurant did not understand their own menu! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
        ANY thing with chilis, peppers or hot spice is strictly verboten! Also any unevaporated alcohol; I.e. okay to cook with as long as it ALL gets cooked off. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Happy New Year, Miss Caralyn – and thank you so much for always checking in with my podcast (PMINTL) every now and then. I pray you are well and blessed in 2021. ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW, the pictures of this recipe look FANTASTIC! Great job! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Happy New Year! ๐ŸŽ‰ thank you so much! i pray the same for you! and oh my gosh this was amazing! haha Hugs and love xox

    • hahah oh my gosh Sloane, you’re too funny! thank you so much! yeah, this was definitely one of those meals you make room for no matter what! hahah Hugs and love xox

  4. Dear sweet Caralyn,

    Like you, I love Mexican food! As I have gotten older I have lost the taste (literally) for some foods, but Mexican food remains my favorite. When a former pastor jokingly said he thinks Heaven will have Krispy Kreme doughnut trees, I said that it will have tortilla chip bushes and guacamole lakes!

    I will cook my own chicken to limit salt, but I definitely plan to make this!

    • Hi friend! Oh thank you so much! it’s one of my favorites too. Kristy Kreme donut trees!!!!! oh my gosh, and guacamole lakes! i sure hope so! that would be amazing!!!! yes! i hope you enjoy! Hugs and love xox

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