Quesadilla Casserole

Quesadilla Casserole

Quesadilla Casserole. Remember how I told you in THIS post that occasionally I like to try new products from the grocery store?  This is a new product out by McCormick.  It is a little card with small amounts of different spices needed for 1 recipe.  They print the recipe on the back so that you can grab any other ingredients while you are at the store.

My grammy actually tried this recipe first and called to tell me about it.  She knows I love Mexican food and casseroles.  And let me tell you, this was so fast and easy to whip up, I could have made it for a quick lunch.  And it was REALLY good!!

There is crushed red pepper in here that does give it a kick, but you can leave it out and it is still yummy.  I put it in ours because I like a little spice.
You just need a few extra cans and some ground beef to get this dish started.
Add flour tortillas and a good amount of cheese and you are all set.  (I also tossed in a handful of pepper jack)
Quesadilla Casserole - Joyful Momma's Kitchen
Look at that ooey gooey, bubbly, cheesy yumminess
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Layers of quesadilla
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You all really should add this to your menu next week.  And, if you don’t want to buy the pre-measured spice card, you probably have all the spices you need in your cupboard.

Quesadilla Casserole Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
½ cup chopped onion
2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
16 oz tomato sauce
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (8 ¾ oz) whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can (4 ½ oz) green chilies, undrained
6 flour tortillas (8 inch size)
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

1. Brown beef and onion in a large skillet on medium-high.  Add tomato sauce, beans, corn and green chilies.  Mix well.  Stir in all of the spices except the red pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat low and simmer 5 minutes.  Add red pepper to taste if desired.
2. Spread ½ cup of the beef mixture on bottom of 9X13 pan (sprayed with pam). Top with 3 of the tortillas, overlapping as needed.  Layer with ½ of the remaining beef mixture and ½ of the cheese.  Repeat with remaining tortillas, beef and cheese.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until heated through.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


We put sour cream on ours. Guacamole would be yummy on it too.

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  1. This is in the oven now! It's gonna be gooooooooooddd!!! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  2. made this tonight, was really good. I had to omit the corn because my daughter doesn;t like it, what do you suggest I can use as a substitute?

  3. I love this recipe! I found it in March and make it all the time for my husband and I. I usually use chicken breast that I shred instead of beef and it is excellent!

  4. Looks awesome! I'm going to substitute the black beans for black olives instead 🙂 Going to make tomorrow for dinner I think.

  5. Love the McCormick recipe/spice cards! The Country Herb chicken & Dumplings is sooooooo good! I tape the recipe cards from these to the inside of the cabinet door.

  6. Thanks, Joanna. I don't know what I was thinking. I must not have noticed that you wrote the entire recipe below. Some bloggers only have their recipe with pictures and that makes a lot of editing once you cut and paste.


    Laurel 🙂

  7. @bigeyedchick: This recipe is very easy to cut and paste into a word processor/note pad. 🙂

  8. I would really love it if you could add a print recipe option. I can't take my computer into my kitchen! 🙂


  9. we loved this, although I changed a couple things....only used a small can of tomato sauce and used a can of petite diced tomatoes instead of lg can of sauce....I also like more meat so used 2 pounds of burger....had enough for a 13x9 cass dish
    was great!

    1. I also used two pounds of hamburger, and substituted 2/3 pint jar of homemade salsa with one can of tomato soup, since that is what I had in my cupboard. I didnt put the corn, beans or chiles in it, since I didnt have any. This turned out amazing, and a whole 9x13 was gone in 10 minutes!

  10. I found this recipe through pinterest! I substituted low cal flat-out tortillas and fat free cheese. And I didn't have beans so I doubled the corn. We ate the whole thing! Thanks for giving us a new family favorite.

  11. Made this for dinner last night and everyone LOVED it!! Thank you so much!! I love your blog and we have really liked everything we have tried so far!!

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