Joann's Taco Casserole Recipe

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Joann's Taco Casserole

Joann Marsh


this has been an old stand by for me since I started making this in 1973. You can make it less spicy by adding Dennison's regular chili con carne, and omitting the pepper flakes. We like it spicy.
This is great to take to a pot luck at work, or church or having friends over to your place. Served with a nice green salad and warm flour tortillas rounds out the meal nicely. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have over the years.
You can also put this in the crock pot on low, after making it, and it stays nice and warm without over heating. Great way to take to the office/church/friends.

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4 to 6 people (easy recipe to double as needed)
20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
hamburger meat
1 pkg
taco seasoning mix
1 can(s)
small can: chopped olives
1 can(s)
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 can(s)
16 oz. dennison's hot chili con carne with beans
1/2 can(s)
small can chopped ortega chilis
6 c
tortilla chips
2 c
2 c
grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 small
yellow onion, chopped small
1/2 tsp
cumin powder
1/4 tsp
chili pepper flakes (optional)
3 or 4 stalk(s)
green onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste


1fry the onion in a little olive oil, when tender add hamburger meat and cook until browned nicely. skim any fat off after meat is browned, then add: chopped green onions, garlic powder, cumin powder, salt and pepper to taste. Then add the seasoning packet. stir all together then add the water (I start with 2 cups, and add more later with chips) and stir well.
2now add the tomato sauce, the can of chili con carne' and the chopped chilis, chopped olives, and pepper flakes. let cook on medium/low for about 10 minutes; then add the tortilla corn chips by crushing up in your hand a little as you add them. about 4 to 6 cups. mix into the meat mixture slowly and make sure all is covered. As you add the chips you may need to add more water so that you have a nice little sauce; practice makes perfect on this part.
3Then add the grated cheddar cheese, mix gently into all. cover and cook on low heat for approx. 15 to 20 more minutes. Serve with extra cheese and sour cream on the side. I serve with a green salad and warm flour tortillas.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy