Easy Burrito Casserole

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with our easy-to-make Burrito Casserole recipe. This delicious and family-friendly meal is a perfect blend of savory ground beef (or chicken), rich refried beans, and zesty taco seasoning, all layered between soft flour tortillas. Topped with a generous sprinkle of melted cheese and served with a side of salsa, this casserole is a delightful twist on traditional Mexican cuisine. Ideal for busy weeknights or a cozy weekend dinner, this recipe is not only affordable but also customizable to cater to vegetarian preferences. Discover how simple it is to bring the flavors of your favorite burrito into a hearty and satisfying casserole that’s sure to be a hit at any table!


  • Ground beef or chicken: 1 pound (you can also use a vegetarian substitute)
  • Onion: 1 medium, chopped
  • Taco seasoning: 1 packet
  • Refried beans: 1 can (16 ounces)
  • Green chilies: 1 can (4 ounces), chopped
  • Flour tortillas: 8-10 (8 inches in size)
  • Salsa: 2 cups
  • Shredded cheese: 2-3 cups (cheddar, Mexican blend, or your preference)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Chopped lettuce, tomatoes, olives, green onions (for topping, optional)


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cook the Meat: In a large skillet, cook the ground beef/chicken with the chopped onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Drain any excess fat. Stir in the taco seasoning and cook according to the packet instructions.
  3. Layer the Casserole: In a greased 9×13 inch baking dish, spread a small amount of salsa. Layer half of the tortillas over the salsa, overlapping if necessary. Spread half of the meat mixture over the tortillas, followed by half of the refried beans, a can of green chilies, a layer of salsa, and a generous sprinkle of cheese.
  4. Repeat Layers: Repeat the layers with the remaining tortillas, meat, beans, chilies, salsa, and cheese.
  5. Bake: Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly and heated through.
  6. Serve: Let the casserole sit for a few minutes after removing it from the oven. Serve warm with toppings like sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and green onions if desired.

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