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Burrito Casserole

This burrito casserole is made with juicy Tex-Mex seasoned beef, layered with flour tortillas, cheese, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole dish irresistible. The best part is that you can make this easy burrito casserole in less than 20 minutes!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burrito casserole
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 502kcal


  • 1 9x13 casserole dish
  • 1 large skillet


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 10 flour tortillas, cut in half
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Add the olive oil to a large skillet. Add the ground beef and chopped onion to the pan and cook for about 8 minutes. The meat should no longer be pink. Chop up the beef while it is cooking to make small crumbles.
    1 Tablespoon olive oil, 1 pound ground beef, 1 cup chopped white onion
  • Add the refried beans, lime juice, cilantro, and the taco seasoning to the skillet and stir into the beef. Remove the pan from the stovetop.
    1 can refried beans, 2 Tablespoons lime juice, ½ cup chopped cilantro, 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the sour cream and cream of mushroom soup.
    1 cup sour cream, 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • Spread about ½ cup of the sour cream mix across the bottom of the greased casserole dish.
  • Layer 6 tortilla halves in the bottom of the casserole dish, on top of the sour cream. It is okay if they overlap a little bit but you want to try to cover the entire bottom of the casserole dish with the tortillas.
    10 flour tortillas, cut in half
  • Spread about 1 ½ cups of the ground beef mix on top of the tortillas.
  • Sprinkle with 1 cup of shredded cheese.
    3 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • Repeat the layering process, starting with another layer of sour cream mix, then adding another layer of tortillas, a layer of ground beef and sprinkling with cheese. You should repeat this whole process three times, making three layers in the casserole dish, ending with the shredded cheese on top of the casserole dish.
  • Bake the casserole for 20 minutes. The cheese on top should be completely melted and beginning to brown. The sauce will be bubbling around the edges of the pan.
  • Let the casserole sit for 5 minutes then divide between plates.


You can assemble this casserole, cover the entire pan and place it in the fridge for up to 2 days before cooking. This is an easy way to meal prep for later in the week. When you are ready to enjoy the casserole, simply uncover it and pop it in the oven to bake. It may take up to 30 minutes to bake after chilling in the fridge.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1006mg | Potassium: 548mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 623mg | Iron: 3mg