Monday, March 16, 2009

Dorito Casserole

Must love cheese...that's almost all there is to say about this one. It is so rich and delicious. I don't make it often; it isn't exactly light and healthy...but I figure every once in a while it's ok, and I always justify those times by saying I'm using healthy options as far as ingredients. You know-low fat cheese, healthy choice soups, lean beef, etc. Ok, ok, as if it matters with this one?? Anyway, I really like it, and look forward to it when it does come around on my weekly menu!

1lb ground beef, browned
1 small onion
1 small can (4.5oz.) of diced green chiles (don't worry about draining them)
2 cans of cream of mushroom (or chicken) soup
1 can (14oz.) of red enchilada sauce
1 bag of nacho cheese Doritos, crushed
1 bag of finely shredded Mexican cheese blend
Brown the ground beef with the chopped onion and green chiles. Drain, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine soup and red sauce. Add the ground beef mixture and stir together. In a 9x13 glass pan, layer Doritos, meat mixture, cheese, Doritos until you've used all your sure to END with Doritos on top (mine is about two layers of each, but a third layer of Doritos on top). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. I cover mine for 20 minutes then take the foil off and bake the last 10 minutes uncovered.

Oh, and my one and ONLY complaint...I never know what to serve with this dish as a side. It obviously needs a veggie. Wait, you DO agree, right? Yeah, the meal is that deleicous! No I don't WANT a veggie, but I have to get one in darn it, or the guilt overtakes me!
It doesn't seem quite "mexicany" enough for beans, and it isn't "american" enough for peas or green beans...get what I'm saying? I do like to get a veggie in, so I don't only consume a large portion of this dish, but rather a small portion of the dish, and a small portion of veggies. Corn seems to be the only happy medium I can find, and I don't really like corn at all. I try to dress it up with some salt, pepper, paprika, and a little cayenne. Let me know your thoughts for a side for this Dorito Casserole!


  1. when you said you had made Dorito Casserole I patiently waited for you to post it in your blog...YUM! My husband is going to love this! : ) Thanks for sharing! For a side dish...spanish rice perhaps? : )

  2. my husband would go nuts over this because he loves Doritos!

  3. Spanish rice might be good-one with alot of tomatoes!!...good way to get that veggie in, and that might even add some freshness to such a loaded casserole, ya know? Its a big gooey cheesey mess-so some form a of a veggie makes me feel better :)

  4. oh, you know what...a side salad would be great too! I didn't even think of that. It wouldn't compete with the casserole or anything and its not something you have to worry about being a certain flavor (mexican, spicy, etc)!

  5. I made it and blogged about it...definitely as delicious as it sounds! : )