John Wayne Casserole

Posted: September 2

Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Yee Haw! These here are the best flavors this side of the Rio Grande and the Rio Bravo! John Wayne Casserole invokes the Western film star’s storied career with Southwestern spices and flaky, buttery biscuits. With a layer of tender beef and a cheesy, creamy topping, your taste buds are in for a wild ride! John Wayne Casserole is the Undefeated!


• 1 pound lean ground beef • 1 cup water • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning • 1 cup yellow onion, diced • 1 (20 ounce) diced tomatoes • 1 (20 ounce) can green chilies, drained • 1 (12 ounce) can canned corn, drained For the biscuit layer: • 3 cups premade baking mix • 1 cup water For the topping: • 1 (7.5 ounce) package whipped chive cream cheese • 1/2 cup mayo • 1 tablespoon onion powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded • 2 cups cheddar cheese blend


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2

Pour the ground beef into a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.

Step 3

Finely crumble the ground beef as it cooks. When it is fully cooked, drain the grease from the pan.

Step 4

Add the water and taco seasoning to the pan with the ground beef.

Step 5

Stir well and leave to simmer for 4 minutes over medium-high heat.

Step 6

Add the diced onions, tomatoes, chiles, and corn to the pan.

Step 7

Stir well and reduce to low heat.

Step 8

Pour the premade baking mix and water into a mixing bowl and stir until a sticky dough is formed.

Step 9

Place the dough into the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Step 10

Place the ground beef mixture on top of the dough and spread out evenly.

Step 11

Place the cream cheese, mayo, onion powder, and salt into a mixing bowl and cream together with an electric mixer until smooth consistency.

Step 12

Spoon the cream cheese mixture on top of the ground beef mixture and spread it out as evenly as possible.

Step 13

Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and shredded mozzarella on top of the dish.

Step 14

Place the dish in the oven to bake for 40 minutes.

Step 15

Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Step 16

Serve warm!

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