This week I have been busy crazy. If it weren’t for the huge pan of Mexican Casserole in my fridge, we might have starved this week! The recipe has multiple variations, and can be made for two – or for ten – people. I love to make this with leftover shredded chicken – but can be made with ground beef, turkey, or meatless.
I apologize that 90% of the recipes I share on this site are Mexican. Actually, I take that back. I’m not apologizing for loving some good ol’ Mexican! Enjoy!
Easy Mexican Casserole
2 cups Shredded Chicken or other Cooked Meat (see how I get my shredded chicken here)
1-2 cans Black Beans
1 can Sweet Corn
8-16 ounces of tomato sauce (or enchilada sauce)
4-8 10″ Tortillas
1 can of Refried Beans
1 Jar Salsa
8 ounces Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Mexican Seasoning: Cumin, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper (or Taco Seasoning)
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a saucepan, heat up the meat, black beans, corn, and Mexican seasoning to taste. This just needs to be warm and seasoned. If you start with uncooked ground beef or turkey, brown the meat before adding the rest of the ingredients.
3. Spray your 13″x9″ pan with Pam, and start lining up all your ingredients! This is a layering act – so be ready!
4. Spread the bottom of the pan with 8 ounces of tomato sauce. Add seasoning if you are not using enchilada sauce. (I just sprinkle seasoning on the sauce in the pan – no need to mix it up ahead of time!)
5. Layer 2-3 tortillas.
6. Spread 1/2 can of refried beans on tortillas.
7. Layer half of the meat and bean mixture.
8. Layer half of the jar of salsa.
9. Layer half of the cheese.
10. Repeat, ending with the cheese.
11. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Deals that are saving my hide lately...
🧒 For your kid - I found these printable activity packs for my toddler that are LIFESAVERS. My daughter literally wants to do these activities for hours every day. They are called the Ultimate Preschool Activity Bundles, and there are activities for every theme. Each activity has dozens of pages that are printable pages that teach number and letter recognition, colors, counting, patterns, and much more. These are my favorites:
- ⭐Under the Sea Pack
- ⭐Color Matching Bundle
- ⭐Do a Dot Numbers
- ⭐Do a Dot Alphabet
- ⭐Do a Dot Bundle
- ⭐Busy Book for Toddlers
- ⭐ Editable Daily Routine Cards
🧹For your cleaning routine - I have started getting my cleaning products on Grove Collaborative - and they literally have changed my cleaning routine. Right now they are running their deal for my favorite Plastic-Free Cleaning Line for free, so make sure you check it out. Here are some tips to get the most out of this deal:
- 🧹If you already have a Grove account, use a new email address to get this deal...and then cancel.
- 🧹Make sure to set a calendar reminder to cancel the Grove VIP trial after a month. No harm no foul.
- 🧹 Choose the Plastic-Free Hand Soap Set ($45 value) and get all everything for free.
- 🧹Fill your cart with $20 worth of products you need anyway...
🌮 For Dinner - I know every mom in the world is talking about Hello Fresh - but I'm here to tell you that EveryPlate is better and cheaper than Hello Fresh. I have used it for years with my own pennies...and it really gives me life.
EveryPlate sends me dinner recipes and ingredients right to my door - but for less than $10/serving. Their meals are the same as other providers but HALF the price. It doesn't matter how many $90 off coupons other providers throw at you - this dinner box is still cheaper.
They use less packaging (yay saving the environment!) so they can charge less. They also offer fewer meals per week with a wider rotation. I have used them for over a year, and we have loved every single meal.
When I use EveryPlate, I can actually forget that I have to cook dinner. The ingredients are already in my fridge.
⭐ Stop meal planning and try EveryPlate this week with a $20 discount. Click here to get you first box at $2.49/serving!