Chili Con Carne Tex Mex Casserole

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Chili Con Carne Tex Mex Casserole

If you love chili and Tex Mex style dishes, children and adults alike will love this fresh, homemade chili con carne casserole.

Makes one 8-1/2×11 casserole 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef (preferably 90/10)
  • 1 pound ground lean turkey
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 15-oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 28 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 10-12 TacoMex White Corn Tortillas, cut into ¼ wedges
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 thinly sliced green onions
  • Sour cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, swirling to coat.
  • Add bell pepper and onion, cooking approximately 7-9 minutes until tender and stirring frequently.
  • Add parsley and garlic, cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add ground beef and ground turkey, including the next 4 ingredients through the pepper. Cook for 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to break up and crumble.
  • Add the pinto beans and crushed tomatoes.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover, simmering for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Grease an 8-1/2×11 casserole dish. 
  • Layer 2 cups of the chili mixture in the dish, top with a layer of corn tortillas, followed by ⅔ cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Layer ⅓ of the remaining chili mixture on top of the cheese, adding another layer of tortillas, followed by ⅔ cup of cheddar cheese. Continue this for another 2 layers, ending with cheddar cheese on top. Spray aluminum foil with grease, cover the casserole and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Let cool 10 minutes and top with green onions and sour cream.

This is a guest post written by Anna Gentry:

Anna Gentry is passionate about food, writing and travel. She is the founder of Creative Cow Eats and has spent the last 20 years on a quest to perfect recipes, regularly throwing elaborate dinner parties for friends, family and guests. A Washington State native, Anna spends her time traveling and loves trying adventurous ingredients and foods. You can follow her Instagram for more recipes and inspiration here: @annaelizabethgentry

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