John Wayne Casserole

Posted: September 2

Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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This cheesy and savory John Wayne Casserole is exactly what you need while watching John Wayne’s best hits! Filled with juicy ground beef, topped with whipped cream cheese, and moist biscuit in every bite - this casserole will have you yelling “Yee Haw!”


• 1 pound lean ground beef • 1 cup water • 1 ounce of taco seasoning • 1 cup diced yellow onion • 20 ounces Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained • 12 ounces canned corn, drained For the Biscuit Layer: • 3 cups Bisquick mix • 1 cup water For the topping: • 7.5 ounces of whipped chive cream cheese • 1/2 cup mayo • 1 tablespoon onion powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend


Step 1

Begin by preheating the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2

Pour the ground beef into a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Finely crumble the ground beef as it cooks. When it is fully cooked, drain the grease from the pan.

Step 3

Add the water and taco seasoning to the pan with the ground beef. Stir well and leave to simmer for 4 minutes over medium-high heat.

Step 4

Add the diced onions, corn, and Rotel to the pan. Stir well and reduce to low heat.

Step 5

Pour the Bisquick mix and water into a mixing bowl and stir until a sticky dough is formed. Place the dough into the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

Step 9

Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and shredded mozzarella on top of the dish. Place the dish in the oven to bake for 40 minutes. Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.