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Taco Casserole

Taco casserole bake with ground beef that is super easy to pull together for a quick homemade dinner.

taco casserole

I wanted a super quick taco casserole recipe to cook for the fam.

I wanted the casserole to include 1 pound of ground beef, and the usual suspects, like beans, tomatoes, salsa, lettuce, and cheese.

This taco casserole is it.

You add the ingredients to an 8×8 pan, sprinkle with cheese, and cook in the oven, just until the cheese is melted.

Simple. Quick.  Tasty.




taco casserole

I love my tamale pie casserole recipe, but when I’m in the mood for crunchy chips, this taco casserole is perfect.

This dish reminds me of a taco casserole with fritos that my Mom used to make for us growing up.  I love the mixture of crunchy chips with the meat, veggies and cheese.

Tips for this easy taco casserole:

  1. Remember to drain the pan after cooking the ground beef, before the taco seasoning step.  The first time I made this casserole, I forgot to drain, and, while still delicious, was a little too juicy.
  2. If you prefer, you can choose to not put the chips on the bottom of the dish, and use them to scoop up your bites of these delicious casserole.

I love layered taco bake type dinners, and this one will be my go to when we would like dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

If you make this, please let us know in the comments below how you liked it, and any changes you made.  Would love to hear your results!

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Delicious Taco Casserole

Taco casserole bake with ground beef that is super easy to pull together for a quick homemade dinner.

Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 415 kcal


  • 1 lb grass fed ground beef
  • 1 package (1 1/4oz) taco seasoning (mild or spicy)
  • 1 can refried beans (15 oz)
  • 2 cups monterey jack/cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup fresh salsa, mild
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can(2 1/3 oz) sliced black olives
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups tortilla chips or corn chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Brown ground beef, then drain.  In same pan, add the taco seasoning packet.  Pour in 3/4 cup water.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Place tortilla chips at the bottom of an 8x8 pan.

  4. Cook refried beans in medium size pot over medium heat, until hot.  Stir in cheese and salsa, until combined.

  5. Pour bean mixture on top of chips.

  6. Scoop ground beef on top of bean mixture.  Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese on top of meat.

  7. Sprinkle sliced olives and spring onions on top of cheese.

  8. Bake in oven, until cheese is melted, about 5-10 minutes.

  9. Sprinkle chopped tomatoes on top and serve.  Enjoy!!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Genius Kitchen

Nutrition Facts
Delicious Taco Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 584mg 24%
Potassium 420mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 6.9%
Calcium 28%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Taco casserole bake with ground beef that is super easy to pull together for a quick homemade dinner.

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