John Wayne Casserole


1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
2 cups diced onion
½ cup diced bell pepper
1 ounce taco seasoning (1 packet)
1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, divided
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons dry Ranch seasoning
10 ounces Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies
2 cups Bisquick or favorite biscuit mix
1 1/4 cup water, divided

Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and spray a 13×9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Brown the Beef: In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat, then drain off any excess grease.
Add Flavor: Add diced onion, bell pepper, taco seasoning, and 1/2 cup of water to the skillet. Stir until well blended, then cover and simmer for about 10 minutes until vegetables are soft.
Prepare Sour Cream Mixture: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese, and dry Ranch seasoning until smooth. Set aside.
Prepare Biscuit Layer: In a large bowl, mix Bisquick and 3/4 cup of water to form a soft dough. Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan and bake for 5 minutes until set.
Layering: Spread the cooked ground beef mixture evenly over the biscuit layer, followed by the Rotel diced tomatoes.
Add Creamy Topping: Spoon the sour cream mixture over the tomatoes and gently spread it over the top of the casserole.
Cheesy Finish: Sprinkle the remaining Cheddar cheese over the casserole.
Bake: Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the biscuit layer is fully cooked and the casserole is heated through.
Serve and Enjoy: Serve hot and savor the delicious flavors of this comforting John Wayne Casserole!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8

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