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Taco casserole on a white plate.

Taco Casserole

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
This easy and delicious taco casserole combines ground beef, refried beans, salsa, cheese and corn chips for a delicious and family friendly meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

Taco Casserole

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 standard size package taco seasoning
  • 15 oz 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

Toppings

  • 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

Instructions

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

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Notes

Storage: Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to four days.
Double up: This recipe is very easy to double if desired.
Make ahead: You can prepare this taco casserole in advance, then place in the oven when ready to use. Just note that the bake time will take a bit longer, as the ingredients will be cold. You could also bake it in advance and reheat individual servings in the microwave. Top with some fresh corn chips to ensure a nice crunch.

Nutrition

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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