THROW TOGETHER MEXICAN CASSEROLE

Creating a Mexican Casserole that beckons visitors to linger longer is not just about combining ingredients; it’s about weaving a tapestry of flavors, colors, and textures that invites warmth and camaraderie. This recipe is designed not merely as a meal but as an experience, drawing upon the rich traditions of Mexican cuisine to create a dish that’s both comforting and exotic, simple yet sophisticated. Let’s embark on a culinary journey that transforms the humble casserole into a celebration of flavors.

Ingredients:

For the Casserole:

  • 1 lb (450g) ground beef (or substitute with ground turkey for a lighter option)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) corn, drained
  • 1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup salsa, choose your preferred heat level
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional for garnish)
  • 6-8 medium flour tortillas (you can use corn tortillas for a gluten-free option)

For Serving:

  • Sour cream
  • Avocado slices or guacamole
  • Additional fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges

Instructions:

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