Gram's Taco Casserole

Gram's Taco Casserole Recipe

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Susan Bickta


My mother used to make this casserole back in the 1970's when Mexican food was just staring to become popular. This is my version of her tasty recipe.


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30 Min
40 Min


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1 1/4 lb
ground chuck
1 small
onion, chopped
1 small
green pepper, chopped
envelope taco seasoning
1/2 c
beef broth
1 jar(s)
chunky salsa (24 ounces)
1 jar(s)
taco sauce (8 ounces)
1 can(s)
whole kernel corn, drained (14.5 ounces)
2 c
crushed fritos corn chips
2 c
shredded mexican blend cheese


head iceberg lettuce, torn into bite size pieces
1 medium
red onion, diced
2 large
roma tomatoes, diced
2/3 c
sour cream
ranch dressing, to taste

How to Make Gram's Taco Casserole


  • 1Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 3 or 4 quart glass casserole with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • 2Place a 12-inch non stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground chuck and cook for 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain.
  • 3Add the onion and green pepper and cook another 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • 4Add the taco seasoning, beef broth, salsa, taco sauce and corn. Mix well and cook an additional 5-6 minutes or until heated thru.
  • 5Place 1/2 of the crushed corn chips in the bottom of the prepared casserole. Top with 1/2 of the hamburger mixture and 1/2 of the cheese. Repeat, ending with the cheese layer.
  • 6Place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly and edges are just starting to brown.
  • 7Serve individual portions on a bed of lettuce, topped with chopped red onion and tomato with sour cream on the side, if desired. I've also drizzled Ranch dressing over my portion as well.....
  • 8NOTE: When my mother first made this casserole, I was so sure it would turn out to be super salty because of the corn chips. I assure you that is not the case. On the contrary, the corn chips give the casserole a wonderful toasty corn taste.

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About Gram's Taco Casserole

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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