John Wayne Casserole

John Wayne Casserole

Made this on a lark and it ended up being one of the best one-pan meals I've discovered.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Step 2

    Place and press biscuit dough into the bottom of the baking pan and halfway up the sides.
  3. Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Leave the oven on.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook ground beef until browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Drain fat. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Transfer cooked meat to a bowl and wipe out the skillet.
  5. Step 5

    Add onion and bell peppers to the same skillet and cook over medium heat until slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese, and 1/2 of the onions in a bowl.
  7. Step 7

    Layer browned meat, tomatoes, pepper-onion mixture, jalapeno peppers, and sour cream mixture on top of the prebaked biscuit dough. Sprinkle with remaining Cheddar cheese.
  8. Step 8

    Bake uncovered in the preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until cheese is lightly browned and bubble, 30 to 40 minutes.