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


1 Tbsp
butter, cold
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


  • 1Butter/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).
  • 2In 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.
  • 3In a skillet, cook ground beef, and taco seasoning (minus the 2 tablespoons used in the refried beans) according to directions.
  • 4Place 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.
  • 5Repeat layers: tortilla chips, bean mixture, meat mixture and top with LOTS of shredded cheese.
  • 6Bake in a 350 to 375° oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until cheese is browned.
  • 7Serve 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