Easy Mexican Casserole

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Recipe: #22235

December 22, 2015

"This is a recipe that you can change to your liking...add sliced black olives if you like or serve it with picante sauce...add a salad on the side for a nice meal. I like to add some pickled jalapeno's to the re-fried beans for more heat...enjoy."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (152.3 g)
  • Calories 265.1
  • Total Fat - 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 26.3 mg
  • Sodium - 351.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 21.4 g
  • Protein - 12.4 g
  • Calcium - 398.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Spray a square 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 3

Put the burritos in the baking dish and cover with the entire can of re-fried beans.

Step 4

Pour the enchilada sauce over the beans, top with the shredded cheese and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes or until bubbly and hot in the middle.

Step 5

Serve piping hot with a dab of sour cream or yogurt on top.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the burritos, choose the type that suits your taste preferences.
  • When selecting the enchilada sauce, choose the heat level that you prefer.

  • Substitute black beans for the refried beans. This will add more fiber and protein to the dish, making it a healthier option.
  • Substitute vegan cheese for the cheddar cheese. This will make the dish vegan-friendly and reduce the amount of saturated fat in the dish.

Vegetarian Variation Substitute the burritos with 4 vegetarian burritos and leave out the refried beans. Top the burritos with the enchilada sauce and cheese and bake as directed.

Mexican Rice: This side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Casserole. It's flavorful, yet simple to make. It adds a nice texture to the meal and is a great way to round out the flavors.

Refried Beans: Refried beans are a traditional side dish in Mexican cuisine and make a great accompaniment to the Mexican Casserole. They are easy to make, full of flavor, and provide a great source of protein. Plus, they add a nice creamy texture to the meal that complements the Mexican Rice perfectly.


Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?

A: Yes, you can use any type of cheese you like. You can also use more or less cheese, depending on your preference.

Q: Can I add additional ingredients?

A: Yes, you can add additional ingredients to the recipe, such as vegetables, herbs, or spices. Feel free to experiment and make the dish your own.

2 Reviews


We really enjoyed this super simple recipe. It was easy to put together and it was a great week night dinner. Thanks for sharing, Teresa.


review by:
(16 Feb 2018)


This came out really good. I used green enchilada sauce, half the cheese and bean burritos, so added some Mexican chorizo to the refried beans to give it the meatiness that the burritos would have had. The chorizo also doubled to give it more heat, which was great. I topped it with the sour cream, and also some diced tomatoes. Served 4 for us.


review by:
(2 Nov 2017)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: This Mexican casserole dish is believed to have been popularized by the famous Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla, who often incorporated Mexican dishes into her concerts.

Fun Fact 2: This dish is thought to have originated in the 1940s, when Mexican-American women were looking for ways to make meals more quickly and with fewer ingredients.