John wayne casserole

This Southwest-style ground beef-and-biscuit casserole is made with taco beef, chilies, tomatoes, sour cream, and lots of cheese.  It's said that John Wayne contributed the original recipe himself in 1979!

What is a John Wayne Casserole?

You will only need a few ingredients to make this savory, beefy, John Wayne Casserole. Let's get started!

What You Will Need

Make the Filling

First, sauté the diced onions and bell pepper in a skillet with oil until softened.

Add the Beef

Next, add ground beef to the skillet, breaking apart until brown. Then add taco seasoning and simmer.

Make the Dough

Next, make a quick dough by combining Bisquick and water, and spread into the bottom of a casserole dish.

Add the Filling

Then spread the taco beef filling over the dough.

Top With Tomato

Next, top this with a layer of tomato slices and green chilies or jalapenos.

Spread the Sour Cream

Next, mix up a topping of sour cream, mayonnaise, and shredded mozzarella. Spread this over the tomato layer.

Top With Cheese

Finally, sprinkle over an additional layer of shredded cheese. 

Time to Bake

Pop the casserole in the oven and bake until the cheese is bubbling hot.

Dig In!

Time to eat your delicious John Wayne Casserole! For an extra spicy kick, drizzle with Enchilada sauce :)

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