Taco Casserole

Marisa Skelton


You can make this recipe as large as you would like; just double ingredients and prepare accordingly.


★★★★★ 3 votes

4 to 6
15 Min
40 Min


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  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, cold
  • 1
    bag of tortilla chips (any of your choice), crushed
  • 1 can(s)
    refried beans
  • ½ c
    cheddar cheese or of your choice, shredded
  • ¼ c
  • 2 Tbsp
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix (minus the two tablespoons used in the refried beans)
  • 1 c
    sharp cheddar cheese (never hurts to use even more if liked)

How to Make Taco Casserole


  1. Butter/marg/grease bottom and sides of an 8x8 casserole dish with the 1 tablespoon cold butter. Cover bottom of dish w/crushed tortilla chips (using enough to cover bottom of casserole dish).
  2. In sm. suacepan, heat refried beans (1 can), ½ cup shredded cheese (of your choice), ¼ cup salsa (of your choice), and 2T taco seasoning mix until heated through.
  3. In a skillet, cook ground beef, and taco seasoning (minus the 2 tablespoons used in the refried beans) according to directions.
  4. Place half of bean mixture (spreading as evenly as possible) over tortilla chips. Place half of ground beef mixture over the tortilla and bean mixture layer. Top with cheese.
  5. Repeat layers: tortilla chips, bean mixture, meat mixture and top with LOTS of shredded cheese.
  6. Bake in a 350 to 375° oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until cheese is browned.
  7. Serve with fresh or canned diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and sour cream.
    Add any toppings of your choice: black olives, salsa, etc.

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About Taco Casserole

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

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