Casseroles are one of my favorite busy night meals. I can put all of the ingredients together ahead of time and then just put it in the oven to cook when I need to start making dinner. I don’t need to stand over the stove stirring any pots. I don’t have to worry about whether or not I cooked it for 27 minutes or 32 minutes. I can add a few more vegetables or a bit more starch to make it stretch just a bit further. I can generally substitute ingredients based on what I have in the pantry or what is on sale at the grocery store this week.
Everyone in my home loves Mexican food. Some Mexican dishes are more labor intensive than others. So, when I’m having a super hectic day, I turn to this Mexicali Casserole recipe.