Southwestern Beef Tortilla Casserole
Here's how to transform leftovers into a very different dish. This hearty Mexican casserole with beef, beans, tortillas, and cheese makes a complete meal. Just add a salad.
Why This Recipe Works
Add some beans, tortillas, and cheese to leftover meat and you’re on your way to a Southwestern Beef Tortilla Casserole recipe. Coating the corn tortillas with cooking spray and baking them made them pliable enough to use in our Southwestern Beef Tortilla Casserole. We warmed the pinto beans along with the gravy and meat, and added lime juice and cilantro to change the flavor profile from simple leftovers to Southwestern. In order to keep our casserole’s filling from being squeezed out when we cut it, we let it rest before cutting into it.