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Individual Mexican Casseroles Recipe for Two

Individual Mexican Casseroles

These easy low-carb Individual Mexican Casseroles have mild flavors of green chiles combined with onions, garlic, ground beef, cheese and Mexican spices making this hot dish delicious and satisfying. The milk, egg, and flour form a quiche-like top layer.

This recipe is moderately low-carb, but not necessarily by Keto extreme low-carb guidelines.

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This recipe for two is very versatile. You can add in your favorite ingredients like tomato or refried beans. It can also be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ever since starting this blog and downsizing recipes to make for the two of us, I have been on the look out for dishes, pans, and gadgets that make cooking for two easy and convenient.

This week I bought new round 20 ounce oven safe soup bowls which are the perfect size for these casseroles.

How to make Individual Mexican Casseroles:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 C).

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Coat two 20 ounce individual oven safe baking dishes with non-stick spray. Click here for 20 ounce oven safe dishes.

Dice the onion.

Pour the olive oil into a medium frying pan over medium heat and cook the ground beef and onion about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess grease from the beef.

Add the garlic, green chiles, cumin, oregano, and chili powder.

ground beef with onion, garlic, green chiles, and seasonings

Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well mixed.

Layer half of the beef mixture on the bottom of each of the dishes.

two round baking dishes filled with ground beef, garlic, green chiles, cumin, oregano, and chili powder

Next layer half of the cheese in each dish.

two round baking dishes with ground beef mixture topped with shredded cheese

In a small bowl combine the egg and milk with a whisk.

Add the flour a little at a time to avoid lumps.

Pour half of the egg mixture over the top layer of cheese in each dish.

Sprinkle green onion, if using, over each dish.

two round baking dishes, cheese is topped with diced green onions

Place the dishes on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes. Click here for a baking sheet.

Garnish with additional green onion if desired.

Individual Mexican Casseroles Recipe

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Individual Mexican Casseroles

Individual Mexican Casseroles

These easy Individual Mexican Casseroles have mild flavors of green chiles combined with onions, garlic, ground beef, cheese and Mexican spices making this hot dish delicious and satisfying. The milk, egg, and flour form a quiche-like top layer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Non-stick spray
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 7 oz can diced green chiles
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 1/8 cup Green onion for garnish (diced)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 C).
  2. Coat two 20 ounce individual oven safe baking dishes with non-stick spray. Click for 20 ounce oven safe baking dishes.
  3. Dice the onion.
  4. Pour the olive oil into a medium frying pan over medium heat and cook the ground beef and onion about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess grease from the beef.
  5. Add the garlic, green chiles, cumin, oregano, and chili powder.
  6. Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well mixed.
  7. Layer half of the beef mixture on the bottom of each of the dishes.
  8. Next layer half of the cheese in each dish.
  9. In a small bowl combine the egg and milk with a whisk.
  10. Add the flour a little at a time to avoid lumps.
  11. Pour half of the egg mixture over the top layer of cheese in each dish.
  12. Sprinkle green onion, if using, over each dish.
  13. Place the dishes on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes. Click for a baking sheet.
  14. Garnish with additional green onion if desired.

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Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 602 Saturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 206mg Sodium: 792mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Protein: 36g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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