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Are you thinking I love casseroles – you are right I do because they are delicious, easy to prepare and easy to double for the freezer.  Not to mention you can add a salad or some fruit and have a great meal.   Over the years I have started and been involved in several “Caring Casserole Ministries”.  A group of women would cook and freeze casseroles of all sorts and stock them in the church freezer.  We always had a variety from vegetarian, beef, chicken, Mexican to breakfast casseroles. Then when the call came in that someone needed a meal we would deliver a frozen casserole that they could cook on their time schedule. We even added frozen desserts and bread to go with the casseroles.  If they needed several meals we would deliver several casseroles.  It was a way for us to show we cared about them and to spread some joy.  

Recently I posted an enchiladas with sour cream sauce casserole, with no tomatoes in the recipe. This one however is more of a traditional Mexican recipe with refried beans, beef , taco seasonings and tomato sauce.  Make it vegetarian by doubling the beans and no meat.  

It goes together so easy and comes out great every time.  So, spread some joy by having some folks over for dinner or surprise another family that you know are struggling and you will be a blessing to them.  Make it a “Caring Casserole” and it will be “The Best you ever made”!!!

Items for Burrito Supreme Casserole

Items for Burrito Supreme Casserole

Combine tomato juice, seasoning mix, oil, cumin and chili powder

Combine tomato juice, seasoning mix, oil, cumin and chili powder

Mix tomato juice and seasonings well and set aside.

Mix tomato juice and seasonings well and set aside.

Raw Ground Beef in pan ready to brown.

Raw Ground Beef in pan ready to brown.

Ground Beef all cooked and no longer pink.

Ground Beef all cooked and no longer pink.

Stir in beans and 1/2 cup tomato juice mixture.

Stir in beans and 1/2 cup tomato juice mixture.

Cooked ground beef, beans and tomato juice mixture mixed well and heated.

Cooked ground beef, beans and tomato juice mixture mixed well and heated.

Spray 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Spray 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Tidbit Tip:  Use this handy scoop to put the meat mixture on the tortillas.

Tidbit Tip: Use this handy scoop to put the meat mixture on the tortillas.

Lay out all the tortillas and top with meat and cheese before rolling them up. This way you can evenly distribute the meat and cheese.

Lay out all the tortillas and top with meat and cheese before rolling them up. This way you can evenly distribute the meat and cheese.

Step one for rolling them up:  Roll over one side of the tortilla.   With this recipe I like to roll them into little pouches.

Step one for rolling them up: Roll over one side of the tortilla. With this recipe I like to roll them into little pouches.

Step Two:  Fold over the other side.

Step Two: Fold over the other side.

Step 3:  Fold up one end.

Step 3: Fold up one end.

Step 4: Fold up other end, now they are ready to place seam side down in baking dish.

Step 4: Fold up other end, now they are ready to place seam side down in baking dish.

Burritos all folded and place seam down in baking dish.  Ready for sauce.

Burritos all folded and place seam down in baking dish. Ready for sauce.

Pour remaining tomato mixture over Burritos.

Pour remaining tomato mixture over Burritos.

Tomato mixture poured over Burrito ready to be covered for baking.

Tomato mixture poured over Burrito ready to be covered for baking.

Cover with foil before baking.

Cover with foil before baking.

Burritos baked and cover removed and topped with cheese - bake additional 5 minutes

Burritos baked and cover removed and topped with cheese – bake additional 5 minutes

The Best I Ever Made

The Best I Ever Made

Serve with sour cream, tomatoes and avocado. You can also serve with shredded lettuce.    The Best I Ever Made!

Serve with sour cream, tomatoes and avocado. You can also serve with shredded lettuce. The Best I Ever Made!

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I would love to hear what you served with this casserole and how you shared some JOY!!!

Please leave a comment below      Thanks

Burrito Supreme Casserole
Serves 4
Delicious beef and refried bean Mexican Casserole
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Ingredients
  1. 8 - 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
  2. 1 1/2 cup tomato juice
  3. 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  4. 1 tablespoon canola oil
  5. 1/2 pound ground beef ( I used low fat 8%)
  6. 1 16 ounce can refried beans
  7. 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  8. 1 teaspoon cumin
  9. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  10. Optional Garnish: diced tomatoes, chopped avocado, shredded lettuce, sour cream and salsa.
Instructions
  1. Combine tomato juice, seasoning mix, oil, cumin, and chili powder. Stir well, and set aside.
  2. Cook ground beef in a large skillet until browned, stirring to crumble, drain if needed.
  3. Stir in refried beans and 1/2 cup tomato juice mixture. Bring to a boil; simmer 5 minutes or until throughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  4. Evenly place beef mixture down center of each tortilla. Use 1 1/2 cups cheese and top evenly over beef down center of each tortilla.
  5. Roll up tortillas, in small packets, and place seam down in lightly sprayed 13x9x2 inch baking dish.
  6. Pour remaining tomato juice mixture over casserole. Cover and bake, in preheated 350 degrees oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
  8. Sprinkle with lettuce, avocado, diced tomatoes, sour cream and salsa.
Notes
  1. Make ahead and bake later: Do not pour over remaining tomato juice mixture : Cover casserole and refrigerate. Refrigerate remaining tomato juice mixture. When ready to bake pour the tomato juice mixture and follow baking directions above.
  2. To Freeze: Bake casserole in freezer,oven safe dish, do not add cheese. Add cheese when you use at later date. Follow above baking directions for frozen casserole, adding extra time if casserole not thawed.
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