Recipe By Diane
Published Mar 21st
Prep 20m Cook 35m Additional 10m Ready In 1h 5m
Servings 8 servings Calories 434.2

This casserole is an old family favorite, easy to prepare and very popular at family gatherings.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon instant minced onion
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chopped black olives
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 (4 ounce) cans diced green chile peppers
  • 6 ounces corn tortilla chips
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
  2. 2 In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain. Stir in instant minced onion, garlic salt, tomato sauce and olives.
  3. 3 In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, ricotta cheese and green chiles.
  4. 4 Reserve a few chips to use as garnish and crush the remainder. Put half of the crushed chips in the prepared casserole dish and cover with half of the meat mixture. Cover the meat mixture with half of the sour cream mixture, then add half of the Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat layers.
  5. 5 Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes. Garnish with reserved whole tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 434.2
  • Carbohydrate 22 g
  • Cholesterol 72.4 mg
  • Fat 30.4 g
  • Fiber 3.1 g
  • Protein 20.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 13.4 g
  • Sodium 1342.3 mg
  • Sugar 4.1 g


  1. My gramma used to make this all the time though with slight changes! Her variation: 1.5 pounds of ground beef use a whole chopped onion instead of the minced and cook with the beef 1 teaspoon garlic powder (not salt) 3 cans of tomato sauce and add a package of taco seasoning to the beef/olive - Read more ...
  2. I gave 4 stars because I have been making this casserole for years..but with a few changes that I think make it a 5 star. I never mix all the ingredients up together!..drizzle tomato paste around the meat, around the sourcream which is combined with cottage cheese. I use fresh diced onions, one finely chopped - Read more ...
  3. I've made this casserole for years and years but we've always made it with cottage cheese instead of the ricotta cheese. Ricotta cheese tends to have a stronger flavor which a lot of people shy away from. Try it with cottage cheese! It's great!
  4. This has always been a family favorite in my house. We have a few variations you can try to kick it up a notch. Use crushed Doritos (Nacho cheese or Fiery Habenero) as your base layer. Substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta. I like my dishes meaty so you can up the amount of beef - Read more ...
  5. The Riccotta Cheese just didn't work with the Mexican ingredients. But I had to give it a try. Sorry...
  6. I thought this dish was average. My husband thought this tasted similar to an enchilada because of the corn taste from the tortilla chips. I wonder if using enchilada sauce instead of tomato sauce would make this dish more interesting.
  7. Yuck! We thought this was awful. I made this because it used many of the things I had in the house already but will not be making it again.
  8. Hubby really enjoyed this. Told me it was a keeper. He's not one to say much about anything i cook so he must have liked it pretty well.
  9. There are no leftovers with this recipe unless I make a double batch! I have been able to easily convert it to vegetarian for my son's family and even my grandson loved it when he was only 18 months old. Fantastic!!