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INDIVIDUAL MEXICAN CASSEROLES RECIPE

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 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.
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.


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. Click here 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 here for a baking sheet.
  14. Garnish with additional green onion if desired.



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