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Deconstructed Burrito Casserole

Deconstructed Burrito Casserole is a casserole that will “wow” the family time after time. Delicious shredded chicken breasts seasoned with Taco seasoning, fresh lime juice, smothered in Colby-Jack Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, refried beans, Ro*tel tomatoes,  and salsa Verde all between layers of fresh corn tortillas, and topped with more gooey cheese, diced avocado, tomatoes, black olives, and fresh chopped cilantro.

Deconstructed Burrito Casserole is as easy as 1-2-3 to make compared to when I’ve made my Burrito Recipe and end up spending time constructing the Burritos and all that happy jazz. I don’t know about you; I just run out of time most workdays. I get frustrated if dinner takes too long!

 

Deconstructed Burrito CasseroleAfter seeing a delicious looking ” Mexican Lasagna” on Pinterest almost three years ago, I said… now there’s an idea to be reckoned with, why didn’t I think of that?… I know by now most have all made/seen the “Mexican Lasagna” on Pinterest almost three years ago that went viral,  this is very similar in the sense of utilizing tortillas as a layer.

 

 

Deconstructed Burrito Casserole is a casserole that will "wow" the family time after time. Delicious shredded chicken breasts seasoned with Taco seasoning, fresh lime juice, smothered in Colby-Jack Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, refried beans, Ro*tel tomatoes,  and salsa Verde all between layers of fresh corn tortillas, and topped with more gooey cheese, diced avocado, tomatoes, black olives, and fresh chopped cilantro.Below you will find my simple and easy as 1-2-3 Deconstructed Burrito Casserole that was inspired by Robin Miller’s “Mexican Lasagna” that aired on Food Network and took Pinterest by storm.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients needed 

  • 1-2  tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 – 6-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • One small yellow onion, diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 of a cup of water
  • One package of taco seasoning
  • One package of corn tortillas
  • Two cans of  10 ounces Ro*tel tomatoes with chilies, divided by 3
  • Two cans of 7 ounce Verde Salsa, divided by 3
  • One can of 15 ounce refried beans
  • Eight ounces of freshly shredded Colby-jack cheese, divided by 4
  • Eight ounces freshly shredded cheddar cheese, divided by 4
  • One avocado, diced
  • One tomato, diced
  • One small can of black olives, sliced
  • chopped cilantro, garnish
  • Sour Cream
  • lime wedges, if desired

 

 

 

 

 

Deconstructed Burrito Casserole is a casserole that will "wow" the family time after time. Delicious shredded chicken breasts seasoned with Taco seasoning, fresh lime juice, smothered in Colby-Jack Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, refried beans, Ro*tel tomatoes,  and salsa Verde all between layers of fresh corn tortillas, and topped with more gooey cheese, diced avocado, tomatoes, black olives, and fresh chopped cilantro.

Deconstructed Burrito Casserole

hmccallum
Delicious shredded chicken breasts seasoned with Taco seasoning, fresh lime juice, smothered in Colby-Jack Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, refried beans, Ro*tel tomatoes, and salsa Verde all between layers of fresh corn tortillas.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cool 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3-6 ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ of a cup of water
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 1 package of corn tortillas
  • 2 cans of 10 ounces Ro*tel tomatoes with chilies divided by 3
  • 2 cans of 7 ounce Verde Salsa divided by 3
  • 1 can of 15 ounces refried beans
  • 8 ounces freshly shredded Colby-jack cheese divided by 4
  • 8 ounces freshly shredded cheddar cheese divided by 4
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 tommato diced
  • 1 small can of black olives sliced
  • chopped cilantro to garnish
  • Sour Cream to serve
  • lime wedges if desired

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large metal skillet over medium heat before adding sliced chicken breasts, cook chicken about 5 minutes or so then add diced onion, cook, till chicken is done – about another 7 minutes. Add the juice of 1 lime, 1/4 of a cup of water, and 1 package of taco seasoning. Cook another 4-5 minute on low. Remove from heat, let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once the chicken has cooled place in a large food processor- pulse 3 or 4 times, careful not to purée chicken only shred – divide shredded chicken in 2.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with cooking spray
  • Add a layer of corn tortillas- about 6 tortillas, 1/2 of chicken breast, 1/3 of a can of Ro*tel tomatoes, 1/3 of the Verde Salsa, 1/4 of each cheese- Repeat layer 1 more time.
  • The next layer you will do will be a layer of refried beans on top of the corn tortillas and 1/4 of each cheese, the final 1/3 of Ro*tel tomatoes, final 1/3 of Verde Salsa, top with final layer of corn tortillas, place the final amount of both kinds of cheese on top of casserole, cover with tin foil and cook about 18 minutes covered and 3-5 minutes uncovered.
  • Cool 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving
  • Maybe topped with diced avocado, diced tomatoes, black olives, chopped cilantro, and sour cream if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 520kcal
Keyword Burrito Casserole, Burritos
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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Culinary Flavors
    March 29, 2015 at 2:36 am

    I am a total sucker for Mexican! This burrito casserole made me hungry and it is only 9 in the morning!

  • Reply
    Hollie Black-Ramsey (@MC_Knocked_Up)
    March 28, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Heck yeah! That looks awesome!!

  • Reply
    Joanne/WineladyCooks
    March 28, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I’m a burrito fan and would love your deconstructed burrito casserole. The flavors are so delicious and I love making dinner all in one dish. Delish!

  • Reply
    mmgmom
    March 28, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Can’t wait to make it for my family. Thanks for linking up this week at #HomeMattersParty looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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    mmgmom
    March 28, 2015 at 10:37 am

    This recipe is so yummy. I can’t wait to try it with my family. Thanks for linking up this week at #HomeMattersParty looking forward to seeing what you link up.

  • Reply
    Hadia
    March 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    A mouthwatering Burrito Casserole, Heidy! Thank you for sharing! I have pinned it to make it later!!

  • Reply
    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    March 27, 2015 at 11:34 am

    My family loves our burritos and this is such a fun way to serve them.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      March 27, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      It’s just so much easier as well Peter, thanks for dropping by.

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    culinaryginger
    March 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

    What a fantastic idea and it’s so colorful. Great recipe.

  • Reply
    April J Harris (@apriljharris)
    March 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

    This is making my mouth water! I love how all the delicious layers look – great recipe, Heidy!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      March 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you April, it also stores well and can easily reheated the next day.

  • Reply
    dishofdailylife
    March 27, 2015 at 12:34 am

    I love this recipe! I make something similar…as you know we love our Mexican food around here! Definitely going to try your recipe too, Heidy! And your photos are beautiful by the way! Sharing around!

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