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30 Minute Mexican Sausage Casserole

Who doesn’t love a quick meal and easy recipe? This 30 Minute Mexican Sausage recipe is perfect for those busy school nights.

This conversation is sponsored by Eckrich Smoked Sausage.  All opinions are mine alone.

Ok guys, school is starting in a couple of weeks and we’re already so busy!  My two boys started football at the beginning of August so our nights of having dinner together are over.  I like easy meals that don’t take long to cook because they are STARVING when they get home (me too)!

 I love this 30 Minute Mexican Sausage Casserole so I’m adding it back to my menu this month.  It’s perfect because it takes no time at all and it uses ingredients I usually already have in my kitchen.  I can have it on the table and my family eating in less than 30 minutes.  It’s the best comfort food after a long day.

overhead view of mexican sausage casserole in white bowl with shredded cheese, sour cream and cilantro for garnish

30 Minute Mexican Sausage Casserole

My family was gone for most of July and it was pretty hectic.  We went to Cooperstown, NY for a baseball tournament, then vacation, then one son went to camp and then a long weekend in Boston.  We have been eating out a lot and feel really blah!  My husband and I have put us on a 30 day no eating out challenge to get back to eating better and saving some money.

One of my favorite parts about this Mexican Casserole is that it includes ingredients that I (and probably you) already have in the pantry.  My secret ingredient is Eckrich Smoked Sausage.  It’s already cooked so you can just throw it in. Eckrich is made with a signature blend of spices for a rich, flavorful taste. It’s so versatile I can use it for any meal occasion. I usually keep a few packages in my freezer. It’s nice to have them on hand when I need a quick meal, so I can run my kids to practice and help with homework.  You can have it with breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

closeup of Eckrich Smoke Sausage in package

Ingredients for Mexican recipe with sausage

  • 14 oz package Eckrich Smoked Sausage– This makes the meal super fast. If you have time you can always substitute with ground chorizo.
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic- You can use fresh garlic here or the prepared minced garlic that comes in a jar.
  • Taco seasoning- You can buy the little packets or make your own.
  • Corn
  • Beef broth
  • Rice
  • Black beans
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Taco shredded cheese

You could even throw in a bell pepper if you have one in your refrigerator.

Toppings

  • Cilantro
  • Cheese
  • Green onions
  • Sour cream
Mexican sausage recipe in white bowl toppings in background

How to make Mexican Sausage Casserole

Step 1

Sauté sliced sausage, onion and garlic in olive oil in a skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until onions are softened.

Step 2

Cook rice according to the directions on the package.

Step 3

Add corn, beans, tomatoes, rice, beef broth and taco seasoning to pot and bring to a boil.  Simmer covered for 15-20 minutes or until liquid has dissolved. If you have extra liquid, you can take off the lid and cook until it thickens up. Stir in cheese.

Step 4

Add rice to bowl and top with sausage mixture and any toppings you way want.

overhead view of mexican sausage casserole in white bowl with shredded cheese, sour cream and cilantro for garnish

I hope you enjoy this meal as much as my family does.  It’s great to be able to make a meal without standing over the stove for an hour and have it turn out delicious and flavorful!

For more info about Eckrich Smoked Sausage, as well as quick and easy recipes please visit www.eckrich.com.

Mexican sausage recipe in white bowl with green napkin and toppings in the background

More Tasty and Easy Meals

30 Minute Mexican Sausage Casserole

Who doesn’t love a quick meal and easy recipe? This 30 Minute Mexican Sausage recipe is perfect for those busy school nights.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword mexican, sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 14 oz package Eckrich Smoked Sausage sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 15 oz can corn drained
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup rice uncooked
  • 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 cup taco cheese shredded

Toppings

  • Cilantro
  • Additional cheese
  • Green onions
  • Sour cream

Instructions

  • Cook rice according to the package directions.
  • Sauté sliced sausage, onion and garlic in olive oil for 3-5 minutes until onions are softened.
  • Add corn, beans, tomatoes, rice, beef broth and taco seasoning to pot and bring to a boil.  Simmer covered for 15-20 minutes or until liquid has dissolved.
  • Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese.
  • Add rice to bowls, top with sausage mixture and serve with toppings.

This conversation is sponsored by Eckrich Smoked Sausage.  All opinions are mine alone.

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