Ok, Ok.  I know.  Here is another one of those recipes that came out of the what’s in the pantry moment, but surprisingly it is really warm and comfy and the kids could not get enough of it, so I thought I would share.

I promise I cook more than these wacky on a whim recipes, but they seem fun to share and I’m not going to share all my best stuff, gotta come to dinner for the really good stuff.  Who knows, someday I may want to write a cookbook.

Ooey Gooey Mexi Casserole

6 servings

  • 2 c.  cooked brown rice
  • 2 T   light ranch dressing
  • 1/4 c   fat free sour cream
  • 1 can   fat free refried beans
  • 1 can  diced green chilies
  • 1/2 lb pork loin roast
  • 3 T   taco seasoning
  • 2/3   cup enchilada sauce
  • 3/4   cup cheddar cheese, shredded

While the rice is cooking, prepare taco meat.   See my taco seasoning recipe for guidance if you need it.

Spread the rice on the bottom of a baking dish.

Mix the ranch dressing and sour cream together and then spread over the rice.   It will be a very thin layer.

The Big Book of Casseroles

This recipe will repeat the spread this out over…  routine several times and sometimes it is easier said than done.  I find that if I spoon out small spoonfuls out across the pan and then squish down or spread as best I can that it works out just fine.  With this dish it simply just doesn’t make much difference how pretty it looks because it isn’t really going to hold its form very well out of the pan anyway.

Spread the refried beans over the rice and sour cream mix.

Sprinkle/spread the green chilies

Spread out the taco meat

Pour the enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake at 375F for 30 minutes or so until heated through. It may bubble around the edges, but also may not, depending on what size of pan you use and how the sauce gets distributed.

Nutritional Information

2 Responses to Ooey Gooey Mexi Casserole

  • Nikole Sogge says:

    Hi there, long time lurker here with my first ever comment! My daughter is getting married to her lovely mexican gentleman soon, and I’m tasked with doing the wedding party! I thought enchiladas would be a nice party snack, so trying to find a good enchilada recipe. What do you think? Any more suggestions?? Anyway, thanks for your hard work as ever… I’ll try to comment a little more on future posts.

  • admin says:

    Hey Nikole, thanks for you comment. Enchiladas are always super yummy. I have chicken enchiladas that are really yummy, but not that traditional. My friend was married to a Mexican woman and he makes something called Tinga that is so so good and great for a party. It is very versatile. You can serve it in tacos or over rice or as tostadas or even on pizza.

    The chicken part of this recipe is somewhat similar. He, of course, takes great pride in having perfected his recipe. It’s not mine to give out though. :)

    Congratulations to your daughter and good luck with the wedding party!

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