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Individual Mexican Casseroles Recipe

December 1, 2017
Individual Mexican Casseroles Recipe - small batch dinner for two

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.

 

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.

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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.

 

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

 

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.

Individual Mexican Casseroles Recipe - brown 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.

Individual Mexican Casseroles Recipe - layer half of the beef mixture in each bowl

 

Next layer half of the cheese in each dish.

Individual Mexican Casseroles Recipe - layer half the cheese in each dish

 

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.

Individual Mexican Casseroles Recipe - top each dish with green onion

 

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.

 

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. 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. #recipesfortwo #dinnerfortwo #lunchfortwo #mexican #casserole #easyrecipes #groundbeef

 

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Individual Mexican Casseroles Recipe - serves 2
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Individual Mexican Casseroles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

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. 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.

Course: Date Night, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 602 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
  • Non-stick spray
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 clove garlic minced (from a jar)
  • 7 oz can diced green chiles mild
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 1/8 cup Green onion for garnish diced (optional)
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.
  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.
  14. Garnish with additional green onion if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Individual Mexican Casseroles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 792mg 33%
Potassium 584mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 26.5%
Vitamin C 43.8%
Calcium 43.4%
Iron 29.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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