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Introduction: Satisfy your craving for Mexican flavors with this simple and delicious Mexican Casserole. Packed with savory ground beef, beans, corn, and spices, this hearty dish is perfect for busy weeknights or potluck gatherings. Plus, it’s easy to throw together in no time!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 cup mild, chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 3 1/2 cups cooked egg noodles
  • 1 (15.25 oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup taco sauce
  • 1 (1.25 oz) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. In a skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain excess fat.
  3. In a 9×13 inch baking dish, combine the cooked ground beef, sweet corn, salsa, black olives, cooked egg noodles, kidney beans, taco sauce, taco seasoning mix, and tomato sauce.
  4. Mix everything together until well combined.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked and bubbly.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Mexican casserole!

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

  1. Can I substitute ground turkey or chicken for the ground beef?
    • Yes, ground turkey or chicken can be used as a leaner alternative to ground beef.
  2. Can I use a different type of pasta instead of egg noodles?
    • Yes, feel free to use your favorite pasta shape such as penne, rotini, or macaroni.
  3. Is it necessary to drain and rinse the kidney beans?
    • Yes, draining and rinsing the kidney beans helps remove excess sodium and starch.
  4. Can I add additional vegetables like bell peppers or onions?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to customize the casserole with your favorite vegetables for added flavor and nutrition.
  5. Can I make this casserole ahead of time and freeze it?
    • Yes, you can assemble the casserole ahead of time, cover tightly, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking.
  6. Can I top the casserole with cheese before baking?
    • Yes, shredded cheese can be sprinkled on top of the casserole during the last 10 minutes of baking for a cheesy finish.
  7. Is there a spicy version of this recipe?
    • Yes, you can use medium or hot salsa, and add chopped jalapenos or hot sauce to amp up the heat.
  8. Can leftovers be reheated?
    • Yes, leftovers can be reheated in the microwave or oven until heated through.


  1. For added flavor, sauté diced onions and garlic with the ground beef before assembling the casserole.
  2. Customize the level of spiciness by adjusting the amount of taco seasoning and salsa to suit your taste preferences.
  3. Garnish the baked casserole with fresh cilantro, sliced green onions, or avocado slices for a colorful and flavorful touch.
  4. Serve the Mexican casserole with a side of sour cream, guacamole, or a crisp green salad for a complete meal.

Enjoy this throw-together Mexican casserole for a quick and satisfying dinner that’s sure to please the whole family!

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