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Easy Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole

This easy and delicious taco casserole combines ground beef, refried beans, salsa, cheese and corn chips for a delicious and family friendly meal.
4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: casserole, taco
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 393kcal


Taco Casserole

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 standard size package taco seasoning
  • 1 15 oz can refried beans
  • 2 cups grated cheese divided (Colby Jack, Monterey Jack, Cheddar or Mexican Blend)
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 2 cups Fritos Corn Chips lightly crushed


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 cup cut tomatoes
  • 1 cup Fritos chips shredded cheese could also be used for this
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce


Taco Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Cook ground beef until browned and fully cooked. Add taco seasoning according to the directions on the package.
  • While ground beef is cooking, place crushed Fritos into the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish.
  • Cook refried beans, combined with salsa and 1 cup of the cheese, until hot. This can be done on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Spread bean mixture over the Fritos in the baking pan.
  • Spread ground beef mixture over the beans.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese over the beef mixture.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes as all ingredients are already cooked and hot, you are primarily just melting your cheese.
  • Remove from oven and serve with assorted toppings



Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1055mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 887IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 3mg
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